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Delegation chairs look toward General Conference

Mon, 12/17/2018 - 12:34pm
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

Fri, 12/14/2018 - 12:51pm
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

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 6:24pm
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

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:19pm
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

Thu, 12/13/2018 - 12:19pm
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

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 6:49pm
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

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 5:58pm
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'

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 2:33pm
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

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 2:19pm
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

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 1:33pm
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

Wed, 12/12/2018 - 1:09pm
A simple majority vote at General Conference provides an unstable basis for denominational unity.
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Faith leaders struggle to bring message of hope to migrants

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 2:28pm
More than 300 faith leaders — including United Methodists — walked to the border wall in San Diego to bring blessing to people in Tijuana.
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Judicial Council sets February docket

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 12:28pm
Docket items include the first administrative appeal to come before the denomination's top court, but no reconsideration of Traditional Plan ruling.
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Bishops' website spotlights One Church Plan

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:52am
Bishops say they want to provide information to help General Conference delegates. The new site is getting pushback but also support.
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Central Nigeria Conference opens new secondary school

Tue, 12/11/2018 - 11:38am
Along with a Christian foundation, students — many of whom could not afford government or private schools — prepare for higher education.
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Opinions still vary on the Way Forward

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 2:37pm
A variety of plans have United Methodist champions as the church strives to find common ground on homosexual marriage and clergy.
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Filipino pastor arrested ‘rescuing’ Lumad children

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 12:40pm
Eighteen people, including the Rev. Eller Ordeniza, a United Methodist, were detained and charged with kidnapping and human trafficking by local police.
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Zimbabwe music director focuses on human rights

Mon, 12/10/2018 - 11:32am
Through his gift of music, Walter Mujuru teaches people of all ages about socioeconomic and cultural justice.
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Thu, 12/06/2018 - 12:31pm
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Tue, 12/04/2018 - 5:50pm
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