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Church embraces cyclone survivors in Zimbabwe

Tue, 04/02/2019 - 12:31pm
United Methodist offer physical and emotional support as relief efforts continue in hard-hit areas.
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Denomination’s future under discussion — quietly

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 5:15pm
Conflict over homosexuality, unresolved by GC2019, prompts allies and opponents to talk afresh about options.
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Sierra Leone Conference helps kick-start new school

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 12:40pm
Community-empowerment team hands out backpacks, books, uniforms, shoes and supplies to 100 students ahead of new primary school’s opening in rural village.
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Updated: Bishop White: Strong convictions, gentle touch

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 5:57pm
Former bishop of New York and New Jersey conferences remembered for his impact inside and outside The United Methodist Church on peace and social justice issues.
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Hiwassee College closing in May

Fri, 03/29/2019 - 1:52pm
A 170-year-old United Methodist-related college in the Holston Conference announced it will close in May for financial reasons.
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Seminary leaders stress inclusiveness after GC2019

Thu, 03/28/2019 - 11:08am
Leaders of most U.S. United Methodist theological schools say the passing of the Traditional Plan won’t change their policies of inclusion.
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Group advises where to add 5 new African bishops

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 11:31am
A church leadership body is submitting a plan that would add a central conference to Africa and increase the number of bishops from 13 to 18.
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Global Filipino movement focuses on mission

Wed, 03/27/2019 - 11:17am
National Association of Filipino-American United Methodists launches global movement to assist churches in diaspora.
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‘We thank God because we are alive’

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 11:02am
United Methodists gather to support cyclone survivors as relief efforts ramp up in hardest-hit areas of Mozambique.
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Resistance to GC2019 spreads

Tue, 03/26/2019 - 10:41am
United Methodists unhappy about passage of Traditional Plan find various ways to apologize to the LGBTQ community— and to protest.
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Future uncertain for Liberians living in US

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 12:50pm
While some fear deportation when their temporary protection status expires March 31, The United Methodist Church in Liberia is preparing to welcome its brothers and sisters back home.
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Appeals court backs tax-free clergy housing

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 11:50am
Ruling is welcome news to thousands of clergy in all faith traditions across America.
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Conference asks ‘What If’ the church confronted the opioid crisis

Mon, 03/25/2019 - 11:03am
Constant media coverage of opioid epidemic makes it seem hopeless, but churches in West Virginia are offering hope instead.
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Flood victims savor 'God moments'

Fri, 03/22/2019 - 4:47pm
Disaster response teams are making progress with flood relief in the northern central U.S., but some areas may still get more water if snow melts too fast.
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UMCOR grants aid initial cyclone response

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 5:32pm
United Methodist Committee on Relief provides short-term grants, but reaching the affected areas remains difficult.
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Questions about task force ricocheting around church

Thu, 03/21/2019 - 4:04pm
Group investigating possible voting improprieties during 2019 General Conference are all members of Commission on General Conference.
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Attacks hamper Ebola efforts in Congo

Wed, 03/20/2019 - 10:48am
The United Methodist Church continues to raise awareness, as worship, evangelism drop in affected areas.
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Church mobilizes to help cyclone survivors

Tue, 03/19/2019 - 11:10am
Cyclone Idai left a path of destruction in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, killing at least 180 people and damaging United Methodist schools, churches, hospitals and homes.
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New York, New Jersey conferences confer on GC2019

Mon, 03/18/2019 - 6:02pm
Inaugural conference special sessions address concerns over pain, distrust caused by denomination-wide vote.
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Mon, 03/18/2019 - 12:14pm
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