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Posts by Donald Messer

More than 100 Christians and Muslims in Jinja, Uganda, are working together to produce “Shalom Coffee from the Source of the Nile.” A recent survey has found that bishops outside the U.S. are engaged in fostering better relations among religious groups.

United Methodists bridging global religious divide

Whether engaged in peace-building, social justice programs or interfaith dialogue, United Methodists around the world are increasingly open to those of other faith traditions. That’s the conclusion of bishops... Read More

The Rev. Eric Smith, left, and Rabbi Adam Morris in processional at worship service celebrating covenant between Park Hill United Methodist Church and Temple Micah in Denver. Photo courtesy of Donald E. Messer and Park Hill UMC.

Denver church, temple sign interreligious covenant

Swinging and swaying in song, with shouts of joy and waves of clapping, members of Park Hill United Methodist and Temple Micah celebrated a new interreligious covenant bonding church and... Read More

WCC assembly carries forward peace, unity message

For United Methodists participating in the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly, the election of Bishop Mary Ann Swenson as the first female bishop in a top leadership position was... Read More