The United Methodist Church is expanding its efforts at all levels worldwide to assist many of the 65.3 million people who have been involuntarily displaced from their homes, especially the 21 million classified as refugees by the United Nations.
The Rev. Dr. Kevin M. Watson says his views critical of United Methodism’s “big tent” theology were misrepresented by The Interpreter, the denomination’s official program journal.
United Methodists and Episcopalians have finally produced a full communion proposal that answers the concerns of both denominations, reported Bishop Gregory Palmer to the Council of Bishops recently.
Betsy DeVos had no business peddling “school choice” at United Methodist-related Bethune-Cookman University, and the crowd was right to protest her appearance, writes Cynthia B. Astle
Concepts in a proposed church identity document that are filtering through other developing works seem to hold hope for fostering unity and avoiding schism in The United Methodist Church, writes Cynthia B. Astle.
Reactions continue to boil over to the Judicial Council rulings on the consecration of Bishop Karen Oliveto and the requirements to consider ministerial candidates’ sexuality.
More United Methodists rebuked than rejoiced in responses to the Judicial Council decision that has ruled the Western Jurisdiction’s consecration of Bishop Karen Oliveto to have violated church law.
United Methodists will be among those that gather in Washington, D.C. and in some 300 cities across the United States and around the world for the April 29 People’s Climate March.
Advocacy groups that support or reject United Methodism’s stance against homosexual practice will keep watch on the April 25-28 deliberations of the Judicial Council, the denomination’s “high court.”
It’s time for United Methodists to seek God’s help to transform the abuse we’ve inflicted on one another in the battle over acceptance of LGBTQ people, writes Cynthia B. Astle.