Amid growing concerns about the denomination’s stability, the United Methodist Council of Bishops outlines a plan to respond to the divisive debate over the acceptance of homosexual practice.
Heads of the 13 United Methodist boards and agencies have unanimously recommended cuts in the overall budget for 2017-2020.
Claiming authority under the Book of Discipline to set ministerial standards, the Board of Ordained Ministry of the New York Annual Conference announced it would begin accepting LGBTQ people as ministerial candidates.
Backers of Plan UMC Revised are bringing an update scheme to a General Conference that no longer feels strongly about reforming United Methodist agencies, writes Heather Hahn of United Methodist News Service.
The science of evolutionary biology has been found to be an essential tool in The United Methodist Church’s mission to improve global health, such as its Imagine No Malaria campaign, writes Heather Hahn of United Methodist News Service.
The Discovery Institute, a Seattle think tank promoting Intelligent Design rather than evolutionary biology, has mounted a protest against the UMC’s refusal to let the group exhibit at the 2016 General Conference.
How would Mary be treated as a young mother today? Heather Hahn of United Methodist News Service finds that Mary serves as a role model for both today’s mothers and people of faith.
Bishops, scholars and devoted laypeople who died in 2015 are remembered.
Clergywomen have made no progress in rising to the highest levels of pulpit ministry, according to the latest report from a study begun in 1998 by Duke University.
Should we be calling for prayer or action in response to mass shootings? Heather Hahn of United Methodist News Service interviews church leaders in response to recent killings across America.