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Lessons from other denominational divides

United Methodist ecumenical partners Episcopalians, Lutherans and Presbyterians all have faced their own splits related to homosexuality and the Bible. Here is an overview of their experiences.

Commentary: The plan of 'gracious inclusion'

The Simple Plan would relieve The United Methodist Church of the burdens of discrimination and the responsibility of enforcement by punishment, writes a Drew University Theological School professor.

Church in Côte d’Ivoire focuses on farming, food security

Bishop Benjamin Boni and Côte d’Ivoire Episcopal Area take holistic approach to agriculture involving women and youths.

Former members on why they left

Nyheter från metodistkyrkan globalt - 19 februari, 2019 - 01:09
Former LGBTQ members of The United Methodist Church talk about why they have left the church.

LGBTQ United Methodists are hurting — and leaving

Nyheter från metodistkyrkan globalt - 18 februari, 2019 - 23:21
Former United Methodists talk about their pain — and what they think the church lost when they left.

Church helps internally displaced people in Congo

Nyheter från metodistkyrkan globalt - 18 februari, 2019 - 18:51
Fleeing tribal conflicts, more than 2,500 refugees find shelter and hope, thanks to The United Methodist Church, UMCOR.

Commentary: Keep the main thing the main thing

Nyheter från metodistkyrkan globalt - 18 februari, 2019 - 17:59
Citing the church stance on homosexuality as a mostly U.S. concern, the Rev. Edgar De Jesus writes that Filipino United Methodists are more focused on how to make the Gospel relevant.

Commentary: Grateful for gifts of LGBTQ in church

Nyheter från metodistkyrkan globalt - 15 februari, 2019 - 18:52
The Rev. Molly Vetter says that throughout her life, she has been blessed by the gifts of mentors and colleagues in ministry who are LGBTQ.

Using musical instruments for evangelism

Nyheter från metodistkyrkan globalt - 15 februari, 2019 - 17:41
Zimbabwe Episcopal Area teaches church members to play new instruments to hone their talents and attract young people to worship.

Daily Digest - February 14, 2019

Nyheter från metodistkyrkan globalt - 15 februari, 2019 - 00:05
Small churches play big role for refugees; Communication at forefront of GC2019; Kennedy telegram a reminder from past

Communication at forefront of GC2019

Nyheter från metodistkyrkan globalt - 14 februari, 2019 - 23:16
Story of 'critical moment' for The United Methodist Church will be shared by a range of communicators, using everything from print to podcasts.

Small churches play big role for refugees in Italy

Nyheter från metodistkyrkan globalt - 14 februari, 2019 - 18:44
Italian religious groups, including Methodists, have created a legal, safe pathway for Syrians and other vulnerable asylum seekers to resettle in Italy and the work is expanding.

Commentary: Pacification or passion and prejudice

Nyheter från metodistkyrkan globalt - 14 februari, 2019 - 17:45
A retired clergyman reflects on what lessons the slavery debate at the 1840 and 1844 General Conferences might offer for the legislative assembly in St. Louis.

Commentary: Kennedy telegram provides reminder from past

Nyheter från metodistkyrkan globalt - 14 februari, 2019 - 01:07
The top executive of the church’s Commission on Archives and History considers a telegram from Sen. Robert Kennedy about the United Conference and wonders how history might look back on the 2019 General Conference.

Amid political unrest, Zimbabwe churches lead dialogue

Nyheter från metodistkyrkan globalt - 13 februari, 2019 - 19:03
United Methodist Bishop Eben K. Nhiwatiwa calls for consensus building in the highly polarized nation.

Commentary: African delegates urged to oppose exit plans

Nyheter från metodistkyrkan globalt - 13 februari, 2019 - 18:29
A Zimbabwean clergyman urges African delegates to General Conference 2019 not to support exit plans and to focus on keeping the church united.

Seeing a Way Forward: The Rev. Chris Ritter

Nyheter från metodistkyrkan globalt - 13 februari, 2019 - 17:55
The Rev. Chris Ritter is a pastor in the Illinois Great Rivers Conference and a delegate to the 2019 special General Conference. He also helped write language that was eventually included in the Connectional Conference Plan. Ritter spoke with UM News as part of “Seeing a Way Forward,” a video series featuring different perspectives of church leaders on the work of the Commission on a Way Forward.

What do United Methodists really believe?

Nyheter från metodistkyrkan globalt - 12 februari, 2019 - 19:08
Survey finds range of views on theological questions, but those identifying as “conservative/traditional” are the largest group.

Commentary: Grace is not up for a vote

Nyheter från metodistkyrkan globalt - 12 februari, 2019 - 18:29
A Filipino LGBTQ clergyman writes about his fears concerning General Conference 2019.

Missionary pilot continues lifesaving work

Nyheter från metodistkyrkan globalt - 12 februari, 2019 - 18:14
Rukang Chikomb talks about the joys, challenges he faces in his work with The United Methodist Church’s Wings of the Morning aviation ministry.
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