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Retired United Methodist Bishop Melvin G. Talbert

Civil Rights Act: Still relevant

Retired United Methodist Bishop Talbert, a veteran of the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S., reflects on the impact of the 1964 law on his life. Read More

 
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The Rev. Ted A. Campbell

Commentary: Church separation calmly considered

Practicalities of denominational division up could have `deeply adverse’ effects, writes the Rev. Ted A. Campbell in a commentary about possible schism of The United Methodist Church. Read More

The Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell. A photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS. 2014

Commentary: Church should do more to fight racism

The Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell writes that fairness should motivate The United Methodist Church to do more to fight racism in the church and the world. Read More

The Rev. David Wilson. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Commentary: Mascot change first step in right direction

The Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference applauds the Cleveland Indians’ decision to stop using the Chief Wahoo logo and urges The United Methodist Church to consider its own ‘firm action.’ Read More

Bishop Hee-Soo Jung, director with Global Ministries, photographed during the Oct. 19-22, 2016 board meeting. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Commentary: 5 propositions for the Korean United Methodist Church

The Wisconsin Area bishop makes some proposals for the Korean United Methodist Church in today’s world. Read More

Commentary: Sharing the stories of refugees

United Methodist teenager creates monologues, photo exhibit to educate others about the plight of displaced people. Read More

Courtesy photo of Tim Tanton, Executive Director, Global Voices, News and Information.

Commentary: The church’s news and why it matters

Today more than ever, The United Methodist Church and society in general need professional news reporting. Read More

Photo of Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño courtesy of the Council of Bishops.

Commentary: Migration — a personal reflection

In advance of Global Migration Sunday Dec. 3, Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño of the California-Nevada Conference shares her experiences with migrants. Read More

Courtesy photo of Rob Rutland-Brown, executive director of National Justice for Our Neighbors.

Commentary: JFON helps immigrants get the welcome they deserve

Justice for Our Neighbors, a ministry of The United Methodist Church, helps low-income immigrants and refugees navigate the complex U.S. legal system. Read More

Commentary: 5 Harvey things you don’t expect

The Rev. Eric Huffman, who is leading a new United Methodist church in Houston, reflects on what he’s learning from his first hurricane. Read More