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Greater openness on human sexuality proposed

Connectional Table proposes changes

United Methodist clergy could be openly gay, perform same-gender weddings if legislation approved. read more »

by Heather Hahn
on May 22, 2015

A death penalty

Bishop reflects on Boston Marathon Bomber sentence

Should those found guilty of heinous crimes be allowed to genuinely repent? read more »

by Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar
on May 22, 2015

Principles for discerning ministry

Connectional Table suggests guidelines

9 principles include engaging in radical openness to foster genuine dialogue, cooperation. read more »

May 22, 2015

Inconsistent impact

A reflection on Social Principles Consultation in Washington, D.C.

All too often, statements stimulate debate, dissension among United Methodists instead of being unifying set of principles. read more »

by the Rev. Dan Dick
on May 15, 2015

March to end family detention

United Methodist Women joins rally in Dilley, Texas

Advocates urge Obama administration to stop detention of women, child refugees, criminalization of immigrants. read more »

by Carol Barton
on May 15, 2015

United Methodist Heritage Sunday

'Welcoming the stranger' theme

May 24 observance will highlight the work of Alma Matthews and others within the denomination who welcomed the immigrant. read more »

May 15, 2015

Former United Methodist agencies leader dies

Roger Burgess, 87, served denomination nearly 50 years

Top executive at UMCOM 10 years, also worked for social-justice and social-service agencies, publishing house. read more »

by Thomas McAnally
on May 15, 2015

‘Hate Hurts, Peace Heals’ resources to help children read, write prayers

Lesson plan, book study guides, prayer template available To download an invitation suitable for inclusion in worship bulletins to share among your friends, congregation, and other networks, go to “Hate Hurts, Peace Heals.” WASHINGTON, D.C. ... read more»

May 14, 2015

‘Hate Hurts, Peace Heals’

Turn Peace with Justice Sunday into a month of peace during May To download an invitation suitable for inclusion in worship bulletins to share among your friends, congregation, and other networks, go to “Hate Hurts, Peace Heals.” WASHINGTON, D.C. — Children are invited to make peace a... read more »

Posted by Wayne Rhodes on May 08, 2015

United Methodists contribute $9.6 million to malaria fight

Largest faith-based contribution to Global Fund

Imagine No Malaria making difference to save lives in Africa, says Bishop Bickerton. read more »

May 07, 2015

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