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Resurrection celebrated in town terrorists attacked

United Methodist bishop in Côte d’Ivoire holds Easter service in town that was site of deadly terrorist attack. Read More

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Bishop Morris, strong leader and preacher, dies at 78

Retired United Methodist Bishop William Morris, who led the Alabama-West Florida and Nashville episcopal areas, has died of a heart attack. Read More

Bishop James E. Dorff (right) and other bishops file into the Tampa Convention Center during opening worship for the 2012 United Methodist General Conference.

Rio Texas bishop resigns after admitting wrongdoing

Bishop James E. Dorff resigns months before planned retirement. Read More

United Methodist bishops assemble for learning retreat

The residential bishops of The United Methodist Church will meet November 1-5 at Lake Junaluska, N.C. for a learning retreat. Read More

Picketers who wanted to lift a bar that prevents divorced clergy from being nominated for bishop in the Liberia Conference disrupted the April 16 session of the conference. Photo by Julu Swen

Divorced clergy barred from nomination as bishop in Liberia

Picketing over a provision to bar divorced clergy from nomination for United Methodist bishop in Liberia halted one session of the Liberia Conference. Read More

United Methodist Louise Baird Short, wife of minster Roy Short, has attended every General Conference since 1939. Photo by Samuel M. Simpkins, courtesy of the Tennessean.

109-year-old United Methodist lives life fully

The oldest living widow of a bishop, Louise Baird Short visited the Great Wall of China at 95 and has attended every General Conference since 1939. Read More

United Methodist Mission Leaders Express Solidarity with those Suffering in Iraq

Global Ministries leaders express solidarity and ask for prayer for those under oppression in Iraq. Read More

My Mother’s Eyes

Bishop Peggy A. Johnson remembers beloved role model. "Mom saw God in the beauty of nature ... and the dawn of a new day." Read More

Bishop, churches respond to school stabbings

Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton asks for prayers for the students and families of Pennsylvania high school where 19 students and one adult were stabbed. Read More

Honoring Bishop Robert C. Morgan

During Women’s History Month, Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett remembers a man who opened doors for others, including women, ethnic and younger clergy. Read More

Dr. Andrew Foster, deaf advocate.  Photo courtesy Bishop Peggy Johnson.

In mission for the deaf

Bishop Peggy Johnson honors Andrew Foster, a deaf person and the only black student at an all-white college, who founded Christian Mission for the Deaf. Read More

United Methodist faith leaders, other faith groups, labor leaders and immigrants face arrest after a prayer vigil at the White House in support of progress on immigration reform and an end to deportations. Washington, DC, on Feb. 17.

United Methodist Immigration Witness

Chanting "Not one more!," faith leaders, undocumented immigrants and others held a pray-in at the White House fence to call for an end to deportations. View

Bishop Wertz, uniting leader, dies at 97

Leaders credit him with helping forge the merger into today's United Methodist Church. Read More

Bishop Hee-Soo Jung of the Wisconsin Conference is pictured. ‘Live the Fruit of the Spirit’ was the theme for the annual session held June 7-10, 2013 at the Marriott Madison West in Middleton.

Council of Bishops

The Council of Bishops plays an important leadership role in helping to set the direction of the church and its mission throughout the world. Read More

Bishop rules on gay clergy candidate

Dorff says question of whether the board of ordained ministry acted properly in discontinuing candidacy is "moot and hypothetical." Read More

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