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Reactions vary to ruling on clergy qualifications

1 maj, 2017 - 21:51
Judicial Council’s decision says that conference boards of ordained ministry must consider sexuality when assessing candidates.

Church emphasizes literacy training

1 maj, 2017 - 01:12
Church-operated school in Nigeria helps adults learn both native Hausa language and English.

Ruling greeted with confusion, hope

30 april, 2017 - 00:45
The only openly gay bishop in The United Methodist Church is still a bishop, despite a ruling that confused many in the church.

Review all clergy qualifications, court says

29 april, 2017 - 00:52
United Methodist boards of ordained ministry cannot ignore the issue of homosexuality when evaluating clergy candidates, the Judicial Council has ruled.

Consecration of gay bishop against church law

29 april, 2017 - 00:50
Judicial Council, top court for The United Methodist Church, says bishop “in good standing” until due process completed.

2 United Methodists among 10 mysterious deaths

27 april, 2017 - 20:23
Two United Methodists are among 10 who died after eating food at a funeral and a third remains in critical condition. Health officials have ruled out Ebola.

What does it mean to be evangelical?

27 april, 2017 - 19:17
Plenty of United Methodists of varied theological perspectives claim the name evangelical. Just don’t call them fundamentalists. Here is why.

From brothel madam to Methodist mission founder

26 april, 2017 - 17:33
United Methodist's research sheds light on Mary `Madam' Volino, whose conversion yielded a Texas ministry now in its 122nd year.

Spectators pray, sing at Judicial Council

26 april, 2017 - 01:11
About 200 people prayed, sang and celebrated Holy Communion before and after a Judicial Council hearing on whether a gay bishop can be elected and consecrated in The United Methodist Church.

Court hears arguments over gay bishop

25 april, 2017 - 22:12
An elected representative of one U.S. regional body asks whether the episcopal election in another region violates United Methodist Church law.

Bishops set date for special 2019 General Conference

25 april, 2017 - 16:41
The special meeting will deal solely with the work of the Commission on a Way Forward, charged with finding ways to foster church unity amid deep differences around homosexuality.

Migration as a mission challenge, blessing

24 april, 2017 - 19:07
Issues and actions surrounding migration highlight the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries’ spring meeting.

Grants for disaster recovery, health needs

24 april, 2017 - 18:05
Directors of the United Methodist Committee on Relief approve grants for disaster relief efforts by conferences and for health boards in Africa.

Migration as a mission challenge, blessing

24 april, 2017 - 17:38
Issues and actions surrounding migration highlight the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries’ spring meeting.

Arkansas executes 4th man in 8 days

21 april, 2017 - 19:53
As Arkansas put two more men to death on April 24, United Methodist clergy continued to speak out against the multiple executions.

Church braces for ruling on gay bishop

20 april, 2017 - 19:28
Some say fragile unity will be tested, regardless of the ruling in the case that could affect United Methodist Bishop Karen Oliveto.

Preview to the legal debate around gay bishop

19 april, 2017 - 18:04
The denomination’s top court faces a question of whether it should weigh in on Bishop Oliveto’s election at all.

Faith groups bring hope, new life to refugees

18 april, 2017 - 20:56
Panel at U.N. headquarters highlights decades-long leadership of faith-based groups in U.S. refugee resettlement.

Norwegian United Methodist pastor leads Lutheran church

18 april, 2017 - 17:26
Appointment of Norwegian United Methodist pastor to Lutheran church highlights value of ecumenism.

Clergy speak out against executions

17 april, 2017 - 21:18
As Arkansas fights to move ahead with a series of double executions, United Methodist clergy are among those speaking out against the plan to execute seven men by April 27.

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