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Judge rules for SMU over jurisdiction

Methodist News - Tue, 03/23/2021 - 12:03
The South Central Jurisdictional Conference of The United Methodist Church is appealing a lower court loss in suit over who controls the Dallas school.

Closed-door meetings breed mistrust

Methodist News - Tue, 03/23/2021 - 09:47
Too often, important decisions at the church’s highest levels are being made in closed sessions that violate church rules about transparency, says one General Conference delegate.

Bishops cancel May 8 General Conference

Methodist News - Mon, 03/22/2021 - 15:09
At a March 22 meeting, the bishops decided it was not in the best interest of The United Methodist Church to hold the one-day virtual conference at this time.

Confronting racism as a lifelong journey

Methodist News - Mon, 03/22/2021 - 09:16
Understanding and responding to racism began with a question in second grade.

Celebrating a trailblazer for women’s ministries

Methodist News - Mon, 03/22/2021 - 08:40
United Methodist Joyce D. Sohl “never misses an opportunity to remind church women how much power God has given us and of our call to use that power.”

Court clarifies decision on clergy session voting

Methodist News - Mon, 03/22/2021 - 08:10
With the United Methodist General Conference postponed twice because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Judicial Council clarifies a 2019 ruling ahead of annual conference sessions.

A Lenten call to reflect on human dignity

Methodist News - Fri, 03/19/2021 - 09:12
Bishop LaTrelle Easterling invites United Methodists during daily prayer to open their hearts and arms to ensure the dignity of all people and affirm human rights around the world.

'When did we begin profiling in our neighborhood?'

Methodist News - Thu, 03/18/2021 - 12:32
A Black United Methodist pastor recalls incident when he was the victim of racial profiling.

Delegates: Bishops' plan oversteps bounds

Methodist News - Thu, 03/18/2021 - 11:10
A group of U.S. delegates urges bishops to rethink the special called General Conference and especially plans to delay any U.S. bishop elections until 2024.

Church leaders decry attacks against Asians

Methodist News - Wed, 03/17/2021 - 14:31
Though the motive is still under investigation, United Methodist leaders say the killings at Atlanta area massage parlors took place as violence increases in the U.S. against those of Asian ancestry.

Meharry provides vaccines and peace of mind

Methodist News - Tue, 03/16/2021 - 10:57
United Methodist medical college serves as a COVID-19 vaccination site in an underserved neighborhood and is easing the concerns of medical skeptics.

Racism must go, but how to get there?

Methodist News - Mon, 03/15/2021 - 12:04
Black United Methodists are hopeful that current efforts to eliminate racism in the denomination will be effective, but some remain wary.

Gospel music sparks hope amid COVID-19

Methodist News - Fri, 03/12/2021 - 12:17
Across Zimbabwe congregations, United Methodists keep music alive, offering solace and uplifting spirits.

Clergy care a priority in pandemic year

Methodist News - Thu, 03/11/2021 - 09:37
Pastors, backed by annual conferences, have taken steps to prevent burnout during long public health emergency.

Army chaplain returns to his native South Korea to serve

Methodist News - Wed, 03/10/2021 - 12:07
The Rev. DooSoo Lee’s latest pastoral appointment has taken him to his motherland. Lee, who is Korean American and a U.S. Army chaplain, currently serves at the base in South Korea.

Dotson remembered for seeing all the people

Methodist News - Mon, 03/08/2021 - 10:51
At a service streamed around the globe, United Methodists celebrated the life and faith of the Discipleship Ministries executive who touched many across the denomination.

‘Girls, Jesus is calling YOU!’

Methodist News - Mon, 03/08/2021 - 09:53
In a video message for Women’s History Month, Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño affirms the right of everyone to use the gifts God gives us for the betterment of the world.

Church helps drill more than 80 boreholes in Malawi

Methodist News - Fri, 03/05/2021 - 09:06
Since 2010, a partnership between Kansas and Malawi United Methodists spans over 9,000 miles and provides life-changing ministries.

It is time to separate

Methodist News - Wed, 03/03/2021 - 10:36
“As Genesis 25 says of Rebekah’s twins, we are like two nations struggling in the same womb,” writes former university chaplain.
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