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Philippines: Relief after Typhoon

After the passage of Typhoon Bopha, Ciony Ayo-Eduarte (in yellow shirt), the director of operations in the Philippines for the United Methodist Committee on...

General Conference Sites Chosen for 2024 and 2028

By Diane Degnan | United Methodist Communications Portland, Oregon: Meeting in Portland, Oregon this week for their final meeting before General Conference 2016, the Commission on...

#UnitedInLove

Revs. Sandy Brown, Brad Laurvick, and Emma Donohew share words of congratulations after two different victories. Photo by Patrick Scriven. By Patrick Scriven | Director...

How we got here: Looking back at the nine months since Bishop Oliveto’s election

Next week the United Methodist Judicial Council will be meeting to consider a petition from the South Central Jurisdiction which questions the election, consecration and assignment of Bishop Karen Oliveto. Here's a look at the coverage of Oliveto's first nine months as a #UMC bishop.

Seattle’s big win provides United Methodists another opportunity to make a big difference

By Patrick Scriven | Director of Communications & Young People's Ministry With the Seattle Seahawks heading to the Super Bowl for a second straight year,...

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...

30 pastors plan to perform same-sex union

The Rev. Frank Schaefer faces a church trial on Nov. 18 for officiating at the 2007 same-sex wedding of his son. He is pastor...

The Connectional Table Votes to Submit Legislation Proposal Related to Homosexuality

Nashville, Tennessee: Meeting in Nashville today, the Connectional Table voted to submit a compromise legislative proposal to the 2016 General Conference that removes prohibitive...

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...

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