The clause that says churches hold their property “in trust” for the denomination goes all the way back to John Wesley, writes Kathy L. Gilbert.
Several of the valid petitions for the 2019 General Conference focus on who keeps church property if there is a split in the denomination over the issue of inclusion or exclusion of LBGTQ persons.
United Methodists, including two Hispanic bishops, joined some 400 other people of faith in a demonstration on behalf of migrants at the U.S.-Mexico border.
United Methodists seek to go behind harsh rhetoric to find out the truth about migrant caravans headed to the United States.
Find out what it’s like at the U.S.-Mexico border in this feature article by Kathy L. Gilbert of United Methodist News Service, with photos by Mike DuBose
Three Native Americans – two of them United Methodist clergy – pray outside the facility for the welfare of detained children housed in the Casa Padre Child Detention Center in Brownsville, Texas
Delegates hope that the Holy Spirit will inspire the specially called 2019 General Conference with wisdom regarding plans for church unity, but they still have preferences among the three models.
The United Methodist Women’s Assembly kicks off with a demonstration on behalf of a fair living wage and proclamations of hope as it celebrates 150 years of women’s mission work.
May 15, 2018 | UMNS
United Methodists gather in Washington, D.C., to participate in a national anti-racism event marking the 50th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.