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Jesus prayed for forgiveness of those who were putting him to death. We are also to be forgiving. “Crucifixion” by Peter Gertner, 16th century. Walters Art Museum, Public domain, courtesy Wikimedia Commons.

Why those who are forgiven should be forgiving

Jesus made a sacrifice so that we might be forgiven. As Christians, we too should be forgiving of others. Read More

Bishop Elaine Stanovsky speaks about Sand Creek Massacre at the Rocky Mountain Annual Conference in Pueblo in June while holding a rock from Act of Repentance from the 2012 United Methodist General Conference.  Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS

United Methodists to observe Sand Creek 150th

Church members will join in Colorado commemoration of massacre that a Methodist clergyman led against a Native American village. Read More

Tribal members from Oklahoma participate in readings (skits) that explain challenges facing indigenous peoples during the Act of Repentance service at the Council of Bishops meeting in Oklahoma City. Photo by Ginny Underwood, UMNS

Native Americans share struggles, hopes for church

A service of repentance blended worship of God, education about the challenges Native Americans still face, and a call for United Methodists to love their indigenous neighbors more faithfully. Read More

Council of Bishops meets in Oklahoma City

United Methodist bishops from Africa, Europe, Asia and the U.S. will gather in Oklahoma City for the Council of Bishops meeting, November 2-7, 2014. Read More

Cynthia Kent speaks at the Native American Banquet on Wednesday, June 18, part of the Rocky Mountain Annual (regional) Conference gathering in Pueblo, Colo. The event was held at First United Methodist Church in Pueblo. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS

Letter: Act of Repentance not a one-time event

Wrongs done to Native Americans didn’t end at Sand Creek, and the church has a role to play in addressing ‘recurring trauma.’ Read More

Pilgrimage to Sand Creek brings healing

Bishop Elaine Stanovsky keeps conference’s focus on injustice done to Native Americans. Read More

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