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The 2012 Book of Discipline of The United Methodist Church is held by an ordained elder. General Conference is expected to debate what church teaches about ministry with gay individuals. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

New York board welcomes gay clergy candidates

The announcement comes soon after another conference board recommended a married lesbian as a provisional deacon. Read More

Bishop Marcus Matthews leads the Baltimore-Washington episcopal area. Photo courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Q&A: Responding to a massacre

Bishop Marcus Matthews, a South Carolina native and civil rights movement veteran, has had an intense reaction to the shootings at Emanuel AME Church. Read More

Baltimore-Washington Conference

May 27-30, 2015, Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland Read More

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake (right) shakes hands with United Methodist Bishop Marcus Matthews (left) while Jim Williams looks on. Mayor Rawlings-Blake spoke at the 2015 Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference. Photo by Tony Richards, courtesy of the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

Baltimore mayor thanks United Methodists

During the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake thanked the church for its leadership following riots over the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. Read More

The Rev. Kevin Slayton, left, prays outside New Waverly United Methodist Church after death of Freddie Gray. Photo by Melissa Lauber, courtesy of the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

Baltimore churches, leaders respond to death of Freddie Gray

Churches in Baltimore-Washington Conference observe a moment of prayer for Freddie Gray, a young black man who died after being in police custody. Read More

Photo of United Methodist Bishop Forrest Stith. Photo courtesy of  the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

Bishop Stith offers prayer for Black History Month

Devotion reflects on the difficult history of slavery, and the sustaining love of God. ‘God sides with the oppressed and delivers the captive.’ Read More

Bishop McLee. Photo courtesy of the Council of Bishops.

Bishop McLee, ‘champion’ for marginalized people, dies

The 58-year-old leader died Sept. 6. His funeral will be live streamed from Riverside Church in New York City on Monday, Sept. 15. More

A photo illustration by Mike DuBose, UMNS. Accompanies UMNS story #099. 3/20/12.

Giving keeps pace with denomination’s budget

Many United Methodist conference treasurers have reason to sleep easier now than during the dark days of the 2009 recession. Read More

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