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Commentary: Two decisions, one a danger

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 12:09pm
The former president of the United Methodist Judicial Council analyzes the court’s rulings on the Traditional Plan legislation and the disaffiliation legislation.
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Radio can help unite divided church, bishop says

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 11:44am
Speaking at the United Methodist Radio Network annual meeting, Bishop Daniel Wandabula called on communicators to “unite the church (rather) than perpetuate divisions.”
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2019 Bulgaria-Romania Provisional Conference

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 2:04pm
April 4-7, in Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria.
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Black colleges and universities face challenges, too

Fri, 05/03/2019 - 9:48am
While there have been no recent closures of United Methodist-affiliated black colleges and universities, schools such as Bennett College still face a challenging landscape.
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Closures raise survival questions for small colleges

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 12:01pm
United Methodist-related colleges and universities are looking toward collaborations and mergers as they work to survive in challenging times for small liberal arts institutions.
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Cameroon UMW group aims to empower displaced women

Thu, 05/02/2019 - 11:01am
Members get skills training at annual conference to generate income and teach other women and girls to become self-sufficient in their communities.
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2019 Serbia-Macedonia Provisional Conference

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 4:26pm
April 11-14 in Skopje, Macedonia.
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Faith laid foundation for Lugar's public service

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 2:03pm
Former U.S. senator from Indiana, who died April 28, was a committed United Methodist.
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Chart of top court's rulings on GC2019 legislation

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 1:08pm
Read a summary of decisions by the Judicial Council on petitions passed during the special called General Conference. Downloadable PDF.
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Commentary: Pastor details pain of false arrest

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 11:33am
A United Methodist pastor finds God’s grace in his false arrest, which he says gave him the chance to shine a light on what others suffer in a flawed criminal justice system.
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Pastors provide emotional support to cyclone survivors

Wed, 05/01/2019 - 10:33am
Pastors in Zimbabwe are helping survivors of Cyclone Idai pick up the pieces physically and spiritually.
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Tue, 04/30/2019 - 2:53pm
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Pastors cope with sons’ overdose deaths

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 10:23am
Pastors are expected to care for their congregations. When two United Methodist clergy lost sons to overdoses, their congregations helped care for them.
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Church aids 2,000 cyclone survivors in Zimbabwe

Tue, 04/30/2019 - 10:15am
The United Methodist Church in Zimbabwe handed out more than $25,000 in aid to Cyclone Idai survivors in the Ngangu and Copper communities.
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Court rulings escalate talk of church split

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 4:52pm
The Judicial Council upheld much of the Traditional Plan and cleared the way for congregations to leave with their property.
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Ohio college severs formal ties with denomination

Mon, 04/29/2019 - 4:48pm
Baldwin Wallace University names GC2019 actions and its own commitment to LGBTQ inclusion as reasons for disaffiliation.
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Court OKs part of Traditional Plan, exit plan

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 11:43am
However, United Methodist Judicial Council rules that some key parts of denomination-wide plan are still unconstitutional.
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Citrus farming to help clergy retirements

Fri, 04/26/2019 - 10:08am
Some clergy in Zimbabwe are planting citrus trees to boost their retirement funds.
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Deadly earthquake damages Filipino churches

Thu, 04/25/2019 - 12:21pm
United Methodists are picking up the pieces after a powerful earthquake struck the island of Luzon, killing at least 16 people and damaging homes and churches.
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Conference urges apportionment support

Wed, 04/24/2019 - 1:39pm
While some plan to withhold church giving, the Desert Southwest Conference asks its churches to continue funding ministry at the conference and global level.
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