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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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Courtesy photo of the Rev. Donna Claycomb Sokol.

Commentary: Will you join in fighting racism?

The Rev. Donna Claycomb Sokol writes about her profound gratitude for the church that saved her by opening her eyes to racism. Read More

Portrait of Vicki Brown, news editor at United Methodist Communications. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Commentary: Why the church needs a news service

At a time of deep divisions within The United Methodist Church, an impartial news service can provide coverage that helps church members understand what is happening. Read More

Bishop Kenneth H. Carter Jr. in a 2012 file photo. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Commentary: Thoughts, prayers and advocacy

Florida Area Bishop Kenneth H. Carter Jr. writes about the church bearing witness to life in the midst of death by moving beyond thoughts and prayers to advocacy. Read More

The Rev. Lloyd T. Nyarota, UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.

Commentary: Mission of the church as our Way Forward

Mission should be the driving force as the church moves toward the special called 2019 General Conference. Read More

Courtesy photo of The Rev. Cathy Hall Stengel.

#MeToo and The United Methodist Church

As other professions grapple with realities of sexual harassment and misconduct, a clergywoman explains how these problems have affected The United Methodist Church. Read More

Courtesy photo of 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