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Commentary: Ubuntu values of relationship, dignity, grace, justice

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 2:02pm
Albert Otshudi Longe writes about Ubuntu as a cultural practice of living together in community as a goal for GC2019 and The United Methodist Church.
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Commentary: The Body of Christ can disagree

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 1:19pm
In moving from a homogeneous cultural tradition in Korea to multicultural faith communities in the U.S., the Rev. Hannah Ka came to appreciate that people of different views can still be in worship together.
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Premium hikes have churches scrambling

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 12:33pm
Churches and conferences are unhappy about higher premium notices from United Methodist Insurance that arrived just before Christmas.
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New concerns over human rights in Philippines

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 7:16pm
United Methodists, concerned about the escalation of threats and violent incidents, are seeking God’s wisdom and strength through prayer.
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Tue, 02/05/2019 - 4:20pm
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Court ruling prompts GC2019 plan revisions

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 3:04pm
Proponents of the Traditional Plan, the Modified Traditional Plan and the One Church Plan are recommending changes to address constitutional concerns.
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Kivu Peace Club offers hope to former street children

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 1:49pm
Along with lessons in peaceful living, youth learn a trade and, more importantly, that others care.
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Commentary: 'Be careful using the Bible'

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 1:18pm
A retired pastor feels it’s hard to cite scripture to oppose modern views on homosexuality when the Bible has been used to condone practices we now consider immoral.
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Commentary: One Church Plan destroys connectionalism

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 1:06pm
The United Methodist Church is headed toward congregationalism and rapid decline if each church can decide sexual ethics.
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UMW in Liberia focuses on ending violence against women

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 12:04pm
As part of its five-year strategic plan, United Methodist Women aims to help women and girls by providing safe homes, counseling, legal and medical services, education and other aid.
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Perspectives on a Way Forward

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 12:58pm
A panel discussion, streamed on February 6, featured speakers for each of the major plans proposed to the 2019 General Conference.
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Solar lights increase security at Nyadire Mission

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 12:54pm
Pittsburgh students assist Zimbabweans through The Nyadire Connection and Engineers Without Borders.
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Traditional plans keep status quo

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 12:36pm
Two traditional plans appeal to United Methodists who wish to continue to restrict the role of gay people in the church.
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United Methodist trust clause: Critical amid struggle?

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 12:06pm
John Wesley was thinking about church property when he wrote the first trust clause in 1750.
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Commentary: Why I stay

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 12:05pm
A United Methodist writes about why he stays with the church even amid the painful debate over the place he and other LGBTQ people have in the denomination.
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