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After record giving, mixed news in 2018

Thu, 01/24/2019 - 4:59pm
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 - 4:29pm
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 - 1:54pm
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 - 12:58pm
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 - 11:29am
The denomination’s agencies also share priorities for 2019.
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United Methodism grows in remote border town

Wed, 01/23/2019 - 11:19am
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 - 6:36pm
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Raising indigenous voices through DC march

Tue, 01/22/2019 - 4:47pm
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 - 2:32pm
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 - 1:01pm
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 - 5:35pm
Bishop Judith Craig, the third woman elected as a United Methodist bishop, died Jan. 18 at 81 in Columbus, Ohio.
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Commentary: 3 realities facing GC2019

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 4:25pm
Families’ love for one another helps transcend disagreements. Andrew Ponder Williams feels our United Methodist family needs some work.
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Furloughed government workers turn to the church

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 2:26pm
United Methodists are stepping up to assist furloughed government workers with hot meals, groceries and counseling.
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Agriculture a ‘game changer’ for church in Africa

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:36pm
The church has the potential of becoming self-sustaining if it develops its vast land into viable commercial enterprises, said Sierra Leone Bishop John K. Yambasu.
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Church urges civility after Congo election

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 12:03pm
The United Methodist Church continues its efforts to promote peace as the Congo awaits a final decision in the presidential election.
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Young underprivileged women gain hope in Malawi

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:52am
Malawi Conference training focuses on education, gender-based violence, dating and courtship, and spirituality.
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Seeing a Way Forward: The Rev. Maxie Dunnam

Thu, 01/17/2019 - 11:05am
The Rev. Maxie Dunnam, president emeritus of Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky, submitted the Modified Traditional Plan to be considered by the 2019 special General Conference.
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Wed, 01/16/2019 - 4:53pm
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Updated: Zimbabwe faces violence, record fuel prices

Wed, 01/16/2019 - 3:58pm
United Methodists are calling for prayers for peace after protests, sparked by soaring fuel prices, led to a government crackdown and blocked internet.
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Simple Plan supporters talk strategy

Tue, 01/15/2019 - 1:52pm
Supporters discuss how legislation that would eliminate all restrictions related to homosexuality could be part of General Conference consideration.
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