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Commentary: In service of God, men and women are equal

United Methodist News - Thu, 12/20/2018 - 11:00am
"God blessed both man and woman and charged them both to have dominion over the earth," writes the Rev. Eunice Iliya.
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Prison ministry makes Christmas brighter for inmates

United Methodist News - Thu, 12/20/2018 - 9:51am
Church members bring gifts, hope to women and juveniles incarcerated in Sierra Leone.
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Churches learn to love migrants as family

United Methodist News - Thu, 12/20/2018 - 9:00am
Methodist churches in Mexico find offering food and compassion to migrants is transformative, pastors say
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Commentary: Mary, Peter and the Church

United Methodist News - Wed, 12/19/2018 - 11:59am
What are the roles of women and men in the life of the church, and are they equal? To answer that question, the Rev. Paul T. Stallsworth looks at the Church of Mary and the Church of Peter.
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Christmas story crosses all borders

United Methodist News - Wed, 12/19/2018 - 11:37am
Children enjoy a Christmas party at shelter for migrants, and the Las Posadas tradition demonstrates border walls cannot contain the story of Christ's birth.
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Congo Central Conference votes to elect bishops for life

United Methodist News - Tue, 12/18/2018 - 11:27am
Special gathering of Congo Central Conference changes election of bishops so that first election will mean lifetime service.
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Seeing a Way Forward: The Rev. Alex da Silva Souto and Karen Prudente

United Methodist News - Tue, 12/18/2018 - 9:09am
The Rev. Alex da Silva Souto and Karen G. Prudente are both New York Conference delegates to the special 2019 General Conference. Da Silva Souto is a co-author of the Simple Plan, which eliminates all restrictions in The United Methodist Church’s Book of Discipline related to the practice of homosexuality, and Prudente is a co-signer.
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Church helps family tell missing Native woman's story

United Methodist News - Mon, 12/17/2018 - 4:10pm
Blackfeet Parish, Native American Comprehensive Plan, Mountain Sky Conference help with travel costs for family to attend Senate hearing on “Silent Crisis in Indian Country.”
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Korean United Methodists and bishops struggle to find a way forward

United Methodist News - Mon, 12/17/2018 - 2:05pm
Bishops hear concerns from Korean United Methodists about the One Church Plan.
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Delegation chairs look toward General Conference

United Methodist News - Mon, 12/17/2018 - 11:34am
As crucial meeting looms, 'team captains' of conference delegations are well aware of church's hopes, fears.
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Methodists in Venezuela look forward to unity

United Methodist News - Fri, 12/14/2018 - 11:51am
Along with congregational development, two Methodist groups hope to share ministries in health, nutrition, education and more.
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Mobile clinic saves lives in rural Kenya

United Methodist News - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 5:24pm
Cooperative venture between United Methodist congregation and Rotary Club offers healing and hope to previously neglected villages.
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In Zimbabwe, self-help projects spark evangelism

United Methodist News - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:19am
New United Methodist congregation in Mahenya community works with Florida churches to improve livelihoods.
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PBS film looks at pastor's fatal protest

United Methodist News - Thu, 12/13/2018 - 11:19am
The 2014 self-immolation of retired United Methodist clergyman Charles Moore, and its effect on his East Texas hometown, is the subject of "Man on Fire."
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Seeing a Way Forward: Patricia L. Miller

United Methodist News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 5:49pm
Patricia L. Miller submitted the legislation for the Connectional Conference Plan to General Conference. She explains why it’s meant to provide the “most space between theological differences” while maintaining unity.
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Updated: Conference, bishop sue for control of Glide

United Methodist News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 4:58pm
California-Nevada Conference says legal action is necessary to take back San Francisco's Glide Memorial United Methodist Church from foundation board.
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Commentary: 'Being equal on paper is not being equal in life'

United Methodist News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 1:33pm
Diligence is "required for our mission to be accomplished in seeking the full inclusion of women at all levels of leadership within The United Methodist Church," writes Dawn Wiggins Hare, top executive of the United Methodist Commission on the Status and Role of Women.
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Blind soccer players have opportunity of a lifetime

United Methodist News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 1:19pm
Six Zimbabwean high school students hope to participate in the International Blind Soccer Association tournament in Japan.
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Commentary: There is danger when there is gender imbalance

United Methodist News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:33pm
The role of all men and all women within The United Methodist Church is to be disciples who make more disciples, writes Gilbert C. Hanke of United Methodist Men.
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Commentary: A simple majority is a foundation of sand

United Methodist News - Wed, 12/12/2018 - 12:09pm
A simple majority vote at General Conference provides an unstable basis for denominational unity.
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