Commentary: Banking on Standing Rock

By Rev. Richenda Fairhurst | Pastor, Camas United Methodist Church On November 14th, the Army Corps of Engineers announced it would not grant an easement...

Dear Dr. King: I Still Struggle for Freedom

A large group of African-American spectators stands on the banks of Buffalo Bayou to witness a baptism. Many umbrellas are present indicating an effort...

Dear Rev. Dr. King: A Letter from a White Bystander

  By the Rev. Richenda Fairhurst | Collage by Jesse N. Love* Note: This week, clergy and laity from the PNWUMC will be sharing letters in...

I just left the funeral for my church…

By Patrick Scriven, Director of Communications and Young People's Ministry I went to an environmentally focused liberal arts college for undergrad back in the late...

Mad Tweeting our way to oblivion?

Commentary by Patrick Scriven Like many Americans, I consume the morning news while I'm eating my breakfast and getting ready for the day. I've gotten...

Becoming God’s Shalom: A Justice Journey

By the Rev. Kay C. Barckley | Photo by Faith Action Network “…in peace and justice Christ brings Shalom. So when we’re living the ways of...

A reflection on exclusion and language by Paul Jeffrey

By the Rev. Paul Jeffrey Some ten million people in the world today are stateless. They aren’t recognized as citizens of any nation. Without legal...

Beyond Prayer

By the Rev. Jenny Phillips I’m sitting in a coffee shop in Georgia. Rain is streaming down the windows, and the sky looks more like...

Is it easy being GREEN at Annual Conference?

By the Rev. Jenny Phillips It can be hard to make creation-friendly choices when you’re attending Annual Conference, because the big creation care decisions were...

Judicial Council ruling finds #UMC Book of Discipline incapable of contextual adaptation

The Rev. Mary Huycke, first elected clergy delegate from the PNW and chair of the WJ Episcopacy Committee, responds to the ruling released by the Judicial Council today. Huycke writes that it was "our church law that was on trial here." The ruling confirms for her that the Book of Discipline lacks the ability to adapt "during a time of transition."

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