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Filipino United Methodists issue call to prayer

Methodist News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 11:45
Laity and clergy members gather around the Philippines as part of denomination-wide Praying Our Way Forward initiative ahead of special General Conference.

Commentary: Gender and effective church leadership

Methodist News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 10:18
Three United Methodist clergy write that separating out leadership roles by gender harms all of us.

Blood-clotting protein contributes to Alzheimer's

Senior Medical News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 08:00
Though experts typically name beta-amyloid plaques as the main culprits in Alzheimer's disease, new research finds another factor: a leaked blood protein.

Does education really protect against dementia?

Senior Medical News - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 04:00
Does the length of time an individual spends in education reduce the risk of developing dementia? A new, large-scale study investigates.

Commentary: Ubuntu values of relationship, dignity, grace, justice

Methodist News - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 12:02
Albert Otshudi Longe writes about Ubuntu as a cultural practice of living together in community as a goal for GC2019 and The United Methodist Church.

Commentary: The Body of Christ can disagree

Methodist News - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 11:19
In moving from a homogeneous cultural tradition in Korea to multicultural faith communities in the U.S., the Rev. Hannah Ka came to appreciate that people of different views can still be in worship together.

Premium hikes have churches scrambling

Methodist News - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 10:33
Churches and conferences are unhappy about higher premium notices from United Methodist Insurance that arrived just before Christmas.

New concerns over human rights in Philippines

Methodist News - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 17:16
United Methodists, concerned about the escalation of threats and violent incidents, are seeking God’s wisdom and strength through prayer.

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Methodist News - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 14:20

Court ruling prompts GC2019 plan revisions

Methodist News - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 13:04
Proponents of the Traditional Plan, the Modified Traditional Plan and the One Church Plan are recommending changes to address constitutional concerns.

Kivu Peace Club offers hope to former street children

Methodist News - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:49
Along with lessons in peaceful living, youth learn a trade and, more importantly, that others care.

Commentary: 'Be careful using the Bible'

Methodist News - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:18
A retired pastor feels it’s hard to cite scripture to oppose modern views on homosexuality when the Bible has been used to condone practices we now consider immoral.

Commentary: One Church Plan destroys connectionalism

Methodist News - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 11:06
The United Methodist Church is headed toward congregationalism and rapid decline if each church can decide sexual ethics.

UMW in Liberia focuses on ending violence against women

Methodist News - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 10:04
As part of its five-year strategic plan, United Methodist Women aims to help women and girls by providing safe homes, counseling, legal and medical services, education and other aid.

Perspectives on a Way Forward

Methodist News - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 10:58
A panel discussion, streamed on February 6, featured speakers for each of the major plans proposed to the 2019 General Conference.

Solar lights increase security at Nyadire Mission

Methodist News - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 10:54
Pittsburgh students assist Zimbabweans through The Nyadire Connection and Engineers Without Borders.

Traditional plans keep status quo

Methodist News - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 10:36
Two traditional plans appeal to United Methodists who wish to continue to restrict the role of gay people in the church.

United Methodist trust clause: Critical amid struggle?

Methodist News - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 10:06
John Wesley was thinking about church property when he wrote the first trust clause in 1750.

Commentary: Why I stay

Methodist News - Mon, 02/04/2019 - 10:05
A United Methodist writes about why he stays with the church even amid the painful debate over the place he and other LGBTQ people have in the denomination.

Commentary: Through a glass darkly

Methodist News - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 13:52
The Rev. Rob Renfroe, president of the unofficial advocacy group Good News, says the Traditional Plan is the most likely to be approved at GC2019. But he considers what might happen if no plan is approved.
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