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Commentary: When your church talks about you, without you

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 2:31pm
As the church continues its debate over homosexuality, Jorge Lockward argues that discussion must be with LGBTQ people, not about them. He offers suggestions for how that can happen.
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Rural group lists concerns on plans before GC2019

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 1:59pm
United Methodist Rural Advocates is not endorsing a plan but sent a letter of caution to General Conference delegates.
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Backers say One Church Plan preserves unity

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 1:08pm
United Methodists who value unity should consider the One Church Plan, supporters say.
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Homes of Congolese refugees demolished in Kenya

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 11:46am
United Methodists respond after more than 600 people, including 35 church families, are left homeless.
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Church projects empower Deaf community

Mon, 01/28/2019 - 11:05am
Bicycle-building and rabbit-rearing programs help United Methodists with disabilities earn a living in Zimbabwe.
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Seeing a Way Forward: Bishop Ciriaco Q. Francisco

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 12:33pm
Manila Area Bishop Ciriaco Q. Francisco served on the Commission on a Way Forward. He spoke with UM News as part of "Seeing a Way Forward," a video series featuring different perspectives of church leaders on the work of the Commission on a Way Forward.
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Church lay leader slain in Florida bank shooting

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 12:25pm
United Methodists are mourning bank shooting victim Marisol Lopez, a prominent member of her Florida congregation.
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African agriculture summit sparks new ideas, plans

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 10:37am
Gathering draws together people of different perspectives and backgrounds to discuss how The United Methodist Church could make better use of the land.
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Africa Initiative calls for global prayer, fasting

Fri, 01/25/2019 - 10:00am
Group urges United Methodists to pray for delegates, church leading up to special General Conference.
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After record giving, mixed news in 2018

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 3:59pm
A lower number of conferences paid 100 percent of requested giving, but the general church received a slightly higher amount of total dollars.
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European, Eurasian delegates unhappy with lobbying​

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 3:29pm
Delegates meet in Germany ahead of special session of General Conference
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Church leaders urged to 'see, judge, act' amid unrest

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 12:54pm
United Methodists join ecumenical meeting to look for ways to build sustainable peace in Zimbabwe.
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New conferences proposed in Way Forward plan

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 11:58am
The Connectional Conference Plan may be the hardest Way Forward plan to implement, but some say it would be the best long-term solution.
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United Methodist agencies: 2018 was productive year

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 10:29am
The denomination’s agencies also share priorities for 2019.
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United Methodism grows in remote border town

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 10:19am
Sierra Leone congregation celebrates five years of ministry, looks to future with new high school, girls’ boarding home and church building.
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Tue, 01/22/2019 - 5:36pm
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Raising indigenous voices through DC march

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 3:47pm
Delegation from United Methodist Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference among those calling attention to issues facing indigenous communities.
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38 United Methodists serve in 116th Congress

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 1:32pm
United Methodists comprise the fourth-largest religious group in a new Congress that has fewer Christians and slightly more religious diversity.
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Nyadire students share benefits of fish project

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 12:01pm
United Methodist primary school’s fish-breeding program pays off for students, community in Zimbabwe.
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Judith Craig, pioneering woman bishop, dies at 81

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 4:35pm
Bishop Judith Craig, the third woman elected as a United Methodist bishop, died Jan. 18 at 81 in Columbus, Ohio.
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