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Commentary: Pacification or passion and prejudice

United Methodist News - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 11:45am
A retired clergyman reflects on what lessons the slavery debate at the 1840 and 1844 General Conferences might offer for the legislative assembly in St. Louis.
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Commentary: Kennedy telegram provides reminder from past

United Methodist News - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 7:07pm
The top executive of the church’s Commission on Archives and History considers a telegram from Sen. Robert Kennedy about the United Conference and wonders how history might look back on the 2019 General Conference.
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Amid political unrest, Zimbabwe churches lead dialogue

United Methodist News - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 1:03pm
United Methodist Bishop Eben K. Nhiwatiwa calls for consensus building in the highly polarized nation.
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Commentary: African delegates urged to oppose exit plans

United Methodist News - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 12:29pm
A Zimbabwean clergyman urges African delegates to General Conference 2019 not to support exit plans and to focus on keeping the church united.
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Seeing a Way Forward: The Rev. Chris Ritter

United Methodist News - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 11:55am
The Rev. Chris Ritter is a pastor in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference and a delegate to the 2019 special General Conference. He also helped write language that was eventually included in the Connectional Conference Plan. Ritter 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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What do United Methodists really believe?

United Methodist News - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 1:08pm
Survey finds range of views on theological questions, but those identifying as “conservative/traditional” are the largest group.
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Commentary: Grace is not up for a vote

United Methodist News - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:29pm
A Filipino LGBTQ clergyman writes about his fears concerning General Conference 2019.
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Missionary pilot continues lifesaving work

United Methodist News - Tue, 02/12/2019 - 12:14pm
Rukang Chikomb talks about the joys, challenges he faces in his work with The United Methodist Church’s Wings of the Morning aviation ministry.
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Commentary: Reflections on the Connectional Conference Plan

United Methodist News - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 2:05pm
For all its complexity, the Connectional Conference Plan might be the best option The United Methodist Church has, writes the Rev. Bob Phillips.
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Tearfund helps church rebuild Congo water source

United Methodist News - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 12:19pm
After rebels destroyed a spring in Mikelenge, women walked great distances in search of water for drinking and daily use.
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daily digest february 8 2019

United Methodist News - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 6:48pm
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Church courts finds clergywoman not guilty

United Methodist News - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 5:53pm
The decision culminates a two-and-half-year process that began with the Rev. Jisun Kwak’s suspension. She was found not guilty on all counts.
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Commentary: One Church Plan is extraordinary legislation

United Methodist News - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 4:04pm
The United Methodist Church cannot go down the divisive legislative path of the past several decades and the One Church Plan avoids that, writes the executive director of Mainstream UMC.
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Seeing a Way Forward: Dave Nuckols

United Methodist News - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 3:09pm
Dave Nuckols is a 2019 General Conference delegate who also 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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Missionaries share joys of serving in Africa

United Methodist News - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 11:17am
Gathering brings together more than 50 missionaries to share their experiences and learn from counterparts serving in different countries.
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Group urges GC2019 to defer exit plans

United Methodist News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 5:24pm
The Uniting Methodists, an unofficial advocacy group, is urging delegates to refer all exit plan petitions to the 2020 General Conference.
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United Methodists respond to migrants at the border

United Methodist News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 2:28pm
The United Methodist Immigration Task Force saw United Methodists in action caring for migrants from around the world seeking asylum at border towns in Texas.
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Commentary: Covering the church in time of change

United Methodist News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 2:13pm
Goal of church’s news ministry is providing information and clarity for the special General Conference.
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Filipino United Methodists issue call to prayer

United Methodist News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 1:45pm
Laity and clergy members gather around the Philippines as part of denomination-wide Praying Our Way Forward initiative ahead of special General Conference.
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Commentary: Gender and effective church leadership

United Methodist News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 12:18pm
Three United Methodist clergy write that separating out leadership roles by gender harms all of us.
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