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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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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

Help get cleaning buckets to Hurricane Sandy survivors. Photo by Susan Kim.

Cleaning Buckets Needed

One way to make a difference after a disaster is to create cleaning buckets for survivors. Learn about the depots of the UMCOR Relief Supply Network. Read More

Commentary: Desert encroachment in Nigeria

United Methodists in Nigeria are suffering as more land is lost each year to desertification. Read More

Courtesy photo of The Rev. Darryl W. Stephens, United Methodist Communications.

Commentary: Christian ethics in volatile times

What should a United Methodist do when there is a conflict between church law and moral conscience? The Rev. Darryl W. Stephens looks at past answers to that question. Read More

Photo of the Rev. David Wilson, by Ronny Perry, UMNS.

Commentary: What’s next for Standing Rock?

The Rev. David Wilson says the mood has changed at Standing Rock, but water protectors haven’t given up their fight to protect Mother Earth. Read More

Courtesy photo of the Rev. Keith Boyette.

Commentary: Lawyer on meaning of bishop ruling

Lawyer who argued the request for a declaratory decision on election, consecration and nomination of a gay bishop offers his interpretation of the Judicial Council’s ruling. Read More

Courtesy photo of Richard Marsh, 2017.

Commentary: Attorney on confusion over Oliveto’s status

Attorney for Western Jurisdiction contends Bishop Oliveto’s election, consecration proper under church law. Read More

Courtesy photo of the Rev. Christopher P. Momany.

Commentary: Who ‘counts’ in ministry any more?

As the denomination struggles with declining U.S. membership, a chaplain at a United Methodist-related college wonders who counts in his campus ministry. Read More