ʽDigital divide’ concern arises with African delegates

By Sam Hodges May 10, 2016 | PORTLAND, Oregon (UMNS) At past General Conferences, delegates wanting to speak in a plenary session raised a card and...

GC Delegates: What You’re In For

Journeys: General Conference Delegates: What You're In For By Joan Holms with Amory Peck The year 2016 will bring us the opportunity to be more fully engaged...

Commission on a Way Forward releases final videos for 2019 General Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Commission on a Way Forward has released the final two videos of a series that the Commission hopes will inform The United...

Statement of Unity from Young People of United Methodist Church

Updated to include a video of the statement. May 18, 2016 6:21pm This statement of unity was read by Ann Jacob, a young adult reserve...

PASSED: Action of Non-Conformity with the General Conference of The United Methodist Church –...

June 25, 2016 | Puyallup, Wash. After much debate, legislation received from a task force empowered by the previous day's Committee of the Whole was...

And the children shall lead us…

According to Patrick Scriven, the advocacy of young people in the wake of last week's school shooting is both inspiring and unsettling. It's inspiring because it may be making a difference but it's unsettling because it also speaks to the brokenness of institutions like the federal government and The United Methodist Church.

Conference pleads with bishops for leadership

By Kathy L. Gilbert and Sam Hodges May 17, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) Delegates asked the Council of Bishops to lead the church out of...

GC2016 rejects divestment on fossil fuels

By Sam Hodges May 20, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) After prolonged, impassioned debate, General Conference 2016 chose not to add a fossil fuels investment screen...

When the holidays are more bitter than sweet

Commentary by Patrick Scriven Wise ministry leaders are often cautious on holidays like Mothers Day. In any given congregation there is likely someone who has...

PNW Board of Ordained Ministry releases statement on ministry candidates, sexual orientation, and gender...

By Patrick Scriven May 6, 2016  SEATTLE, Wash. When it met yesterday at Ronald United Methodist Church just north of Seattle, the Pacific Northwest Conference Board...

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