The effects of global climate change are no political ploy or hoax to the people of Liberia, where United Methodist Jefferson B. Knight is forming a group to care for creation.
The Rev. David Billings was too young to work in the Civil Rights movement of the ’50s and ’60s, but he wrote a book to capture the spirit of that era in hopes it will energize today’s human rights efforts, writes Linda Bloom.
Newly installed Bishop Mande Muyombo, formerly on staff with Global Ministries, wants to bring United Methodist resources even more to making peace between warring ethnic factions in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The social justice agency’s new website is intended to be clearer in identity and more accessible to users.
Conferences cannot exempt candidates from UMC ban on ordaining LGBTQ people, says Judicial Council.
Judicial Council rules Western Jurisdiction shouldn’t have consecrated Bishop Oliveto knowing she was a “self avowed practicing homosexual” in violation of the UMC ban against gay clergy.
Members of the Judicial Council heard arguments against and for the validity of the Western Jurisdiction’s election of openly lesbian Bishop Karen Oliveto. A decision won’t be issued until the court’s session is completed April 28.
More than 60 years since receiving full clergy rights, clergywomen in The United Methodist Church still struggle with discrimination related to appointments, salary and appearance, writes Linda Bloom. North Alabama UMC leaders want to change that.
The Rev. Joe Hale, who shaped the World Methodist Council during a 25-year ministry as its top executive, was remembered as a modest personality who was one of his era’s greatest advocates for peace and justice.
The United Methodist Church’s “high court” assessed how clergy penalties are variously applied in different annual conferences.