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Iowa clergyperson to face trial

15 augusti, 2019 - 22:23
The Rev. Anna Blaedel is charged with violating The United Methodist Book of Discipline as a “self-avowed practicing homosexual.”

Commission on General Conference added to confusion

15 augusti, 2019 - 18:23
Closed meeting and referral decision were mistakes, writes a former president of the United Methodist Judicial Council.

Biblical comparison shapes GC2020 theme

14 augusti, 2019 - 17:56
General Conference organizers chose “…and know that I am God” as the theme but not before discovering the Psalm’s words and even its verse numbers vary by translation.

Church helps bring dental care to remote villages in Nigeria

14 augusti, 2019 - 17:06
The United Methodist Church in Nigeria is training community health workers to perform urgent-care dentistry.

Group drafts separation plan for denomination

13 augusti, 2019 - 21:03
Citing irreconcilable differences over homosexuality, a theologically diverse team of 12 envisions ʻnew expressions’ of United Methodism in a plan for the church’s future.

Zimbabwe lay leader dies at 63

13 augusti, 2019 - 20:28
Betty Spiwe Katiyo, who died suddenly Aug. 10, is being remembered as “amazing woman of God.”

Pittsburgh preschoolers help orphans in Zimbabwe

13 augusti, 2019 - 17:07
Bicycle donation is just latest good news for kids at Home of Hope, who have spacious new quarters thanks to support from Finnish government and Nyadire Connection.

Plans canceled for GC2024 in Philippines

12 augusti, 2019 - 22:22
The 2024 gathering was expected to be the first time The United Methodist Church’s lawmaking assembly met outside the United States.

Improper voting at GC2019 voids key vote

10 augusti, 2019 - 19:00
An investigation into General Conference has determined that the number of ineligible voters was sufficient to affect a vote regarding how churches can leave the denomination.

Rebuilding straw churches in eastern Congo

9 augusti, 2019 - 16:02
So far, more than 12 churches have been renovated or rebuilt with stronger materials, so worshippers no longer have to worry about weather.

Pastors push to help addict offenders rejoin society

8 augusti, 2019 - 17:21
Some say religion should stay separate from politics. Others feel the church is called to advocate for mercy and justice.

Evangelism crusades enrich spiritual lives in Zimbabwe

8 augusti, 2019 - 16:38
Thirty-nine years after southern African country gains independence, United Methodists continue to share the Gospel, especially in remote, impoverished areas.

Sewing center nurtures girls, women in Congo

7 augusti, 2019 - 16:35
In North Katanga Conference, students learn to sew while building confidence and competence.

Seminary professors are ideological adversaries, unlikely friends

7 augusti, 2019 - 15:30
You wouldn’t expect Susanne Scholz and William J. “Billy” Abraham to be good friends. On many issues, the two Perkins faculty members couldn’t be further apart. Yet their friendship has endured.

United Methodists are question-mark people

6 augusti, 2019 - 17:56
A pastor writes that church is for question-mark people who know they do not have all the answers. Even Jesus was comfortable with mystery.

Wespath using financial clout for climate change

6 augusti, 2019 - 16:43
The United Methodist Church’s efforts to address climate concerns extends to the church agency that supervises and administers its pension and benefits programs, plans and funds.

Mass shootings prompt prayer, action

5 augusti, 2019 - 23:27
United Methodists across the U.S. lamented, prayed and planned for action in the wake of two mass shootings.

Trotter, education champion, dies at 93

5 augusti, 2019 - 18:36
The Rev. F. Thomas Trotter, a champion of higher education for all, laid the foundation for the first United Methodist university on the continent of Africa.

Motorbikes ease travel for rural pastors in Zimbabwe

5 augusti, 2019 - 18:27
No longer walking many miles to reach parishioners, clergy will have more time to do actual ministry.


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