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Seminary professors are ideological adversaries, unlikely friends

United Methodist News - Wed, 08/07/2019 - 9:30am
You wouldn’t expect Susanne Scholz and William J. “Billy” Abraham to be good friends. On many issues, the two Perkins faculty members couldn’t be further apart. Yet their friendship has endured.
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United Methodists are question-mark people

United Methodist News - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 11:56am
A pastor writes that church is for question-mark people who know they do not have all the answers. Even Jesus was comfortable with mystery.
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Wespath using financial clout for climate change

United Methodist News - Tue, 08/06/2019 - 10:43am
The United Methodist Church’s efforts to address climate concerns extends to the church agency that supervises and administers its pension and benefits programs, plans and funds.
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Mass shootings prompt prayer, action

United Methodist News - Mon, 08/05/2019 - 5:27pm
United Methodists across the U.S. lamented, prayed and planned for action in the wake of two mass shootings.
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Trotter, education champion, dies at 93

United Methodist News - Mon, 08/05/2019 - 12:36pm
The Rev. F. Thomas Trotter, a champion of higher education for all, laid the foundation for the first United Methodist university on the continent of Africa.
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Motorbikes ease travel for rural pastors in Zimbabwe

United Methodist News - Mon, 08/05/2019 - 12:27pm
No longer walking many miles to reach parishioners, clergy will have more time to do actual ministry.
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Zimbabwe, Western Pennsylvania partnership continues

United Methodist News - Fri, 08/02/2019 - 11:09am
A new covenant between the Zimbabwe Episcopal Area and Western Pennsylvania Conference continues a long-standing partnership that has improved health care, provided safe water, addressed poverty and built churches and relationships.
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Scholars gather to champion LGBTQ inclusion

United Methodist News - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 12:26pm
About 60 United Methodist scholars who support LGBTQ inclusion will gather for a livestreamed discussion of Scripture, Wesleyan values and the denomination’s future.
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Two mission initiatives to join Côte d’Ivoire

United Methodist News - Thu, 08/01/2019 - 11:47am
With the addition of Senegal and Cameroon, the Côte d'Ivoire Conference will have 27 districts.
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Daily Digest - July 31, 2019

United Methodist News - Wed, 07/31/2019 - 3:49pm
Church leaders affirm Baltimore; Hospital changes debt-collection policies; Filipino cooperative models faith in action
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Hospital changes debt-collection policies

United Methodist News - Wed, 07/31/2019 - 1:57pm
Methodist Le Bonheur Healthcare is making the changes to help low-income patients after a report found it was suing its own employees. United Methodist Social Principles played a role.
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Church leaders affirm Baltimore after tweets

United Methodist News - Wed, 07/31/2019 - 12:03pm
Bishop LaTrelle Miller Easterling and the Rev. Wanda Bynum Duckett speak of city’s complexity, creativity and resilience.
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Filipino cooperative models faith in action

United Methodist News - Wed, 07/31/2019 - 11:01am
Since 2002, the Wesley Savings and Multipurpose Cooperative has provided tools for economic self-sufficiency, loving God through serving the community.
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Cameroon churches affected by military conflict

United Methodist News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 12:43pm
United Methodists are keeping the flame of faith and brotherly love alive for all those who are in the affected areas.
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New Charlottesville church draws suspicions

United Methodist News - Tue, 07/30/2019 - 11:07am
Pastors of nearby churches claim a new church plant is associated with traditionalist United Methodist-connected organizations and is intended to compete with them. Representatives for the organizations deny this, as do church leaders.
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Church leaders look at options for future of denomination

United Methodist News - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 1:03pm
Central conference bishops call meeting with centrists, progressives and conservatives to find a way forward for denomination.
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Liberian United Methodists protest ritualistic killings

United Methodist News - Mon, 07/29/2019 - 12:41pm
The United Methodist Church in Liberia organized a street protest calling on the government to investigate and end ritualistic killings of children.
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Court docket reflects busy conference season

United Methodist News - Fri, 07/26/2019 - 4:27pm
Decisions of law by bishops, conference requests for rulings and two decision requests by the Council of Bishops are on the United Methodist Judicial Council’s fall agenda.
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Peggy Billings, social justice advocate, dies at 90

United Methodist News - Thu, 07/25/2019 - 3:36pm
The Mississippi native made her mark as a missionary to Korea, civil rights activist and staff executive with United Methodist Women and Global Ministries.
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