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Task force to investigate GC2019 voting

Methodist News - Sat, 03/16/2019 - 15:28
General Conference organizers have named a 12-member task force to look into potential voting irregularities at the special session.

Denials, charges fly in GC2019 voting credentials review

Methodist News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 14:04
One delegate named as a possible ineligible voter contends he was a duly elected reserve, but he is not listed on General Conference attendance records.

Turning to God in the middle of a disaster

Methodist News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 11:40
United Methodist executive’s near drowning in Brazil was not his worst brush with mortality.

Manganese and Parkinson's: Mechanism may explain link

Senior Medical News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 04:00
New research discovers a mechanism that may explain why exposure to manganese induces Parkinson's symptoms. The findings may aid diagnosis and treatment.

Does eating mushrooms protect brain health?

Senior Medical News - Fri, 03/15/2019 - 01:00
Mushrooms are tasty and nutritious, but can they protect the brain from cognitive decline? That is what researchers from Singapore aim to find out.

GC2019 voting credentials under review

Methodist News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 16:30
After an in-depth review, it’s possible “a very limited number” of ineligible people obtained credentials to vote.

Better report cards for 2 UM seminaries

Methodist News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 14:49
Accrediting agencies lift sanctions after finding improvements at Saint Paul and Claremont.

Improving vision and lives in Zimbabwe

Methodist News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 13:40
Nyadire Connection program provides glasses to more than 4,000 people in rural communities.

Study asks: Are 13 seminaries sustainable?

Methodist News - Thu, 03/14/2019 - 09:15
A new study examines what the 13 United Methodist seminaries contribute and how they fit in the ecosystem of U.S. theological education.

A pastor’s legacy: Roadmap for all churches

Methodist News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 11:10
Before he died in the Ethiopian Airlines crash, the Rev. Norman Tendis completed a practical congregational guide to creation care, a project of the World Council of Churches.

Resources, prayers offered for LGBTQ youth

Methodist News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 10:10
Church leaders who fear the recent 2019 General Conference votes on homosexuality might harm LGBTQ youth are offering resources to help.

Opinion: ‘What’s next for our United Methodist Church?’

Methodist News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 09:31
With a little more than a year before the regular General Conference 2020, retired Bishop Michael J. Coyner looks at what The United Methodist Church might consider for the future.

Is high blood pressure always bad?

Senior Medical News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 08:00
Most experts believe that people should treat hypertension as a risk factor. However, new research suggests that high blood pressure is not always bad.

Napping may be as good as drugs for lowering blood pressure

Senior Medical News - Wed, 03/13/2019 - 01:00
Researchers have now uncovered evidence that indulging in a midday nap can help control blood pressure levels about as well as taking medication.

2019 Sierra Leone Annual Conference

Methodist News - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 14:37
Jan. 23-27, Freetown, Sierra Leone

German church won’t impose Traditional Plan bans

Methodist News - Tue, 03/12/2019 - 10:17
Stipulations in the Traditional Plan approved by General Conference are unacceptable, said the executive committee of The United Methodist Church in Germany.

Judicial Council to review GC2019 actions

Methodist News - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 11:49
The two agenda items deal with the constitutionality questions related to Traditional Plan and exit plan approved by GC2019.

Korean clergy offer diverse perspectives on GC2019

Methodist News - Mon, 03/11/2019 - 11:00
While many support the Traditional Plan adopted by General Conference, some expressed concerns with the plan, disappointment over treatment of LGBTQ community.

Cameroon UMW confront gender-based violence

Methodist News - Fri, 03/08/2019 - 11:06
More than 50 women, representing diverse experiences and roles, gain knowledge to reduce vulnerability to violence and discrimination in a patriarchal society.

Church empowers rural women in Zimbabwe

Methodist News - Thu, 03/07/2019 - 12:23
Church-sponsored projects, including beekeeping, small-scale farming and craft making are helping rural women in Zimbabwe survive the struggling economy.
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