Standing up to the kind of hostile actions that marred a United Methodist Youth event in North Carolina requires us to exercise the very best of our Christian virtues, symbolized by a humble safety pin, writes Cynthia B. Astle.
Surrounded by his family, the Rev. Gregory Dell died Oct. 30 in Raleigh, N.C., after battling Parkinson’s disease for more than a decade.
The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women has found 12 U.S. annual conferences with 20 percent or less female representation in cabinet-level leadership, while women make up all district superintendents in two conferences.
A little historical perspective helps assess the potential of the Wesleyan Covenant Association to change the global United Methodist denomination to its liking.
United Methodism’s current debates over who has broken or kept “the covenant” ignore the most compelling covenant of all — our baptismal vows, writes Cynthia B. Astle.
Rosemary Radford Ruether, whose ground-breaking feminist theology has influenced several generations of church leaders, is reported to be improving after an accident, according to Claremont School of Theology.
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As the bishops’ special commission on “A Way Forward” organizes, what could the sirens all around us be telling The United Methodist Church about its purpose in these times?
At the conclusion of resolution talks, Rev. Cynthia Meyer published a statement of her intentions.
While her credentials remain intact, the Rev. Cynthia Meyer has been placed involuntary leave of absence until after the next General Conference and suspended from performing the duties of an ordained United Methodist elder.