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Court won’t rule in advance on protocol legislation

Fri, 04/16/2021 - 16:38
As part of its first session since the pandemic started, the United Methodist Judicial Council issues nine more decisions from the current docket.

'I believe in the resurrection and reparations'

Thu, 04/15/2021 - 12:58
Conversation, education, and truth and reconciliation are needed in the struggle to dismantle racism.

African bishops not united on church future

Wed, 04/14/2021 - 09:49
Three episcopal leaders from Africa signal they would go with a new traditionalist denomination if The United Methodist Church splits, but others aren’t joining in such statements.

Caught in a twilight zone of change

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 10:22
Even after the passage of civil rights laws, a white teen found change slow to come in the rural South of the 1970s.

Film puts Korean Americans center stage

Tue, 04/13/2021 - 08:46
The film “Happy Cleaners” takes a look at the lives of working-class Korean Americans and was written and directed by two United Methodists.

Racial diversity linked to church growth

Thu, 04/08/2021 - 11:19
A study of more than 20,000 United Methodist churches in the U.S. found that multiracial churches had higher worship attendance over time.

Virginia church contemplates racism in the ranks

Wed, 04/07/2021 - 06:21
Anonymous letters criticizing the appearance of its African associate pastor have led to self-reflection for a Virginia congregation and a “Do No Harm” campaign seeking changes in The United Methodist Church.

Restructuring legislation gets a hearing

Tue, 04/06/2021 - 10:11
The drafters of the Christmas Covenant are leading webinars in the Philippines, Africa and Europe about their proposal for changing the denomination’s global structure.

When one's enemy becomes one's neighbor

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 11:34
A traumatic childhood memory, repressed for 40 years, came back to force United Methodist deacon Constance Hastings to confront racism in her upbringing.

Clergyman takes on QAnon through podcast

Mon, 04/05/2021 - 10:25
The Rev. Derek Kubilus lands on ‘60 Minutes’ after launching his own podcast about conspiracy theories.

Celebrating and empowering women in Congo

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 11:06
United Methodist leaders roll out microcredit opportunities and training to help women and girls persevere during COVID-19 and conflict in the region.

‘You’ll ruin the neighborhood’

Wed, 03/31/2021 - 10:41
An African American woman recalls instances of racism while she and her husband were searching for housing in the 1950s and 1960s.

Bishop Nhanala manages multiple crises

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 10:06
The first woman elected to the United Methodist episcopacy in Africa talks about the challenges that families, churches and communities are facing in Mozambique.

‘That's just the way it is.’

Tue, 03/30/2021 - 09:19
A pastor learned about segregation at an early age when she wanted to invite her entire class to her grade-school birthday pool party.

Lingering pandemic enlivens Easter creativity

Mon, 03/29/2021 - 11:52
In this second year of the COVID-19 menace, United Methodist churches are embracing new ways to help people connect with Christ’s crucifixion and resurrection.

Mission agency funds agriculture, refugee programs

Mon, 03/29/2021 - 10:50
Over three days of meetings, the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries approved allocations including $2 million for an agricultural fund honoring the late Bishop John K. Yambasu.

Black caucus: Racism still challenges church

Fri, 03/26/2021 - 14:11
Holding its first virtual meeting due to the coronavirus pandemic, members of Black Methodists for Church Renewal discussed the “other” pandemic: racism.

New budget must wait for General Conference

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 11:51
The United Methodist Church’s finance agency lacks authority to set new guidelines despite postponement of church’s top legislative gathering.

Mission and leadership in the new United Methodism

Thu, 03/25/2021 - 10:00
Regionalizing its structure and electing gifted leaders as bishops will be key for The United Methodist Church of the future.

Black clergywomen’s stories offer insights into racism

Wed, 03/24/2021 - 12:05
Women of color continue to encounter obstacles in ministry, but their experiences can also inspire all Christians to be more like Jesus.