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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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Commentary: Through a glass darkly

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 3:52pm
The Rev. Rob Renfroe, president of the unofficial advocacy group Good News, says the Traditional Plan is the most likely to be approved at GC2019. But he considers what might happen if no plan is approved.
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African bishops ready to transform agriculture

Fri, 02/01/2019 - 1:59pm
United Methodist leaders pledge to move from the current subsistence farming to commercial ventures that can financially support the church.
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Daily Digest: January 31, 2019

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 4:47pm
Matonga on Traditional Plan; Investing in people on a global scale; Bishop Yemba commentary
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Investing in people on global scale

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 3:58pm
United Methodists join other faith groups at the United Nations to discuss financial support of global goals to improve lives.
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Commentary: Worship offers key to community amid differences

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 12:54pm
Bishop David K. Yemba writes that the church cannot be in full communion with God as a divided denomination, but urges General Conference delegates to look to the worship experience as a “window to the church we believe in.”
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Churches, AU students benefit from cultural exchange

Thu, 01/31/2019 - 10:00am
As they host Africa University students from other countries, Zimbabwe church members teach and learn new languages, enriching partnerships.
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