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Commentary: Navy reserve chaplain decries church polarization

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 11:38am
The Council of Bishops' position on human sexuality, Texas pastor says, offers a way forward in our commitment to witness to God's grace to all people everywhere.
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Computer center connects communities in central Nigeria

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 9:17am
In an area where electrical power is often limited and unreliable, a United Methodist computer center continues to fill a vital niche by keeping people connected while also connecting people from different faith communities.
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Commentary: Wisconsin pastor prepares for GC2019

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 1:17pm
The Rev. Samuel J. Royappa prays that the February gathering will renew and resurrect The United Methodist Church.
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Seeing a Way Forward: Bishop Carter

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:30pm
The president of the Council of Bishops shares some of the questions he’s been hearing about the special called General Conference taking place in February, 2019.
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Church helps remote villagers fight malaria

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:02am
Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda says United Methodists are committed to providing well-equipped medical buildings for rural people in eastern Congo.

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Churches balance safety and maintaining piety

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:53am
In this era of mass shootings, pastors and other church officials are deciding how far they are willing to go to ensure security.
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Bishops urge trust in GC2019 delegates

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 2:49pm
Finding a way forward in the church debate over homosexuality is now up to General Conference. Bishops discussed how to facilitate that work.
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Finding new urgency in quest for peace in Korea

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 2:39pm
Methodist-led gathering of religious leaders in Atlanta sees both optimism and urgency in efforts to end 70-year division on Korean Peninsula.
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Zimbabwe churches launch eco-congregation initiative

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:12pm
Episcopal area joins forces with municipality in a citywide cleanup campaign. One goal is to reduce the spread of contagious diseases such as dysentery, cholera and diarrhea.
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Commentary: Thoughts upon GC2019 via Methodist history

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 11:43am
The history of The United Methodist Church and its predecessor denominations offers insights on what the future might hold, writes Elaine A. Robinson.
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Commentary: 5 reasons millennials like United Methodism

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 2:16pm
Millennials are seeking intergenerational and welcoming communities of faith, writes Andrew Ponder Williams.
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Advice to Christians: Learn a little Hebrew

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 10:00am
United Methodist scholar makes case for knowledge of Hebrew in new book “70 Hebrew Words Every Christian Should Know.”
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Churches coping with California fires

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 5:44pm
California Methodists hit by wildfires can expect the full support of the local and national United Methodist Church.
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Sierra Leone Initiative builds relationships, cultivates mission

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 5:08pm
Since 2006, United Methodist congregations in the Sierra Leone and U.S. Susquehanna annual conferences have enriched one another as 'covenant' and 'partner' churches.
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Bishops strengthen ties with Episcopalians

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 2:16pm
Two Christian traditions with historic ties to John Wesley’s Church of England are moving closer to full communion.
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Filipino bishops call for unity

Mon, 11/12/2018 - 12:23pm
In a pastoral letter, the bishops urged United Methodists in the Philippines to continue in holy conversation and prayer leading up to the 2019 General Conference.
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Carter commends peace efforts for Korea

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 5:53pm
Former U.S. president addresses Methodists, Korean Christians and ecumenical representatives at a roundtable for peace on the Korean Peninsula.
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Seniors seek increased attention from church in Liberia

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 4:02pm
Free annual exams are not adequate for older adults whose conditions may deteriorate over a year, advocates say.
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Seeing a Way Forward: Bishop Bickerton

Fri, 11/09/2018 - 12:00pm
A member of the commission that plans the General Conference, Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton encourages leaders to approach their work in the right frame of mind, body and spirit to make the best decisions.
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Bishops: Don't villainize migrants

Thu, 11/08/2018 - 4:31pm
In a statement, United Methodist bishops as well as Methodist colleagues in Mexico and El Salvador called on their churches and governments to do more to welcome the caravans of people seeking refuge.
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