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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...

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...

Bishop Mary Ann Swenson writes dissent on Council statement

Dear Colleagues on the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church, I send you greetings in the name of the Risen Jesus Christ! Yesterday, a statement was...

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...

United Methodist justice agency calls Senate immigration bill inadequate

People celebrate the Posada Without Borders at El Faro Park in Tijuana, Mexico, across the border fence from San Diego. A UMNS photo by...

Council of Bishops to call for 2019 General Conference

St. Simons Island, Ga.: Through an affirmative vote at their fall meeting this week, the United Methodist Council of Bishops expressed their intent to...

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...

Commission on General Conference Favors Discernment Process

By Diane Degnan | United Methodist Communications Portland, Ore.: The Commission on the General Conference gave the go-ahead for an alternative process of discernment for dealing...

Delegates, supporters stand with LGBTQ people

By Kathy L. Gilbert and Sam Hodges May 14, 2016│PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) As lay delegate Fred Brewington rose to address the United Methodist General Conference on...

2 big disputes ahead at General Conference

A UMNS Report by Heather Hahn. Image is a web-only design by Wordle/Kathleen Barry. Two proposals hover near the top of the controversy list as The...

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