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Frank Schaefer reinstated as United Methodist clergy

By Kathy L. Gilbert | June 24, 2014 | NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UMNS) The Rev. Frank Schaefer had his ministerial credentials reinstated by a United Methodist...

United Methodists ready to assist after mudslide

The March 22 landslide near Oso in Washington State left at least 14 dead and more than 170 missing. Photo by Washington State Patrol By...

Bishop Elaine Stanovsky’s Post-Judicial Council Hearing Remarks

Bishop Elaine Stanovsky shares her prepared remarks for the press conference which followed Judicial Council oral arguments on April 25, 2017 in Newark, NJ. She restates the argument that jurisdictional autonomy in electing bishops is "at the heart of our unity-in-diversity" and confirms that obedient love, not defiance, guides the WJ's decision making.

GC2012: A night to recognize accomplishments

The Rev. Lorenza Andrade Smith (right) highlights her ministry with the homeless during the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla. Bishop Joel...

Repent — Reconcile — Restore

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In light of recent decisions by grand juries in Missouri and New York, as well as concern of ongoing police violence...

A statement from the Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops

Bishop Elaine Stanovsky released this statement this evening speaking on behalf of the Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops. The statement offers a response to the ruling of the Judicial Council regarding the election of an out, gay bishop.

United Methodist campuses fight bullying

Cell phones can be used as tools by college bullies to intimidate others. A UMNS photo illustration by Kathleen Barry. A UMNS Report by Susan...

#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...

The United Methodist Church in Vietnam

Twelve Local Leaders Ordained Local Elders in Mission in Vietnam | By Sandra Brands Although the government has not yet recognized The United Methodist Church...

Church seeks to meet needs in border crisis

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A UMNS report by Sam Hodges | July 15, 2014 | DALLAS (UMNS) From handing out hygiene kits to providing legal briefings, United Methodists are working to...

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