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HIV/AIDS is limited priority for church

By Kathy L. Gilbert May 9, 2016|PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) In a world where 37 million people are living with HIV/AIDS, a budget of $62,000 for the...

May 12 wrap-up: Rule 44 voted down

By Joey Butler May 11, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) After a roller coaster of “will-they-or-won’t-they” episodes usually reserved for love interests in a romantic comedy,...

Massachusetts church says it’s open for same-sex weddings

A UMNS Report by Sam Hodges The council of Harvard-Epworth United Methodist Church in Cambridge, Mass., has approved a “Marriage Equality Statement” saying that the...

General Conference 2016 officially begins

By Barbara Dunlap-Berg May 10, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) With a drum welcome from indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest, United Methodists gathered here for...

African bishops speak out on terrorism, sexuality

By Heather Hahn Nov. 4, 2015 (UMNS) African bishops called on The United Methodist Church to confront global terrorism and hold the line on church teachings...

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...

Average debt for a United Methodist M.Div. graduate reaches $49,303

By Nicole Burdakin New findings from the General Board of Higher Education & Ministry’s Seminary Indebtedness Task Force reveal that the average educational debt for...

United Methodist body considers change to sexuality stance

The Rev. Pamela Lightsey, associate dean for community life and lifelong learning at Boston University School of Theology, shares her views during the April...

Cape Tells New Board of Directors Focus Is On Mission

The Rev. Dr. Kim Cape serving Holy Communion at the opening worship at GBHEM's fall board meeting. By Vicki Brown* The Rev. Dr. Kim Cape told the...

Council affirms focus on mission

 St. Simons Island, Ga. – The United Methodist Council of Bishops wrapped up their first meeting of the quadrennium today in St. Simons Island, Ga. ...

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