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The executive board of Boy Scouts of America has ended its ban on gay leaders. But religiously affiliated units still can maintain their own prohibitions. Photo illustration by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Churches can have gay Boy Scout leaders

No local church will be required to accept any volunteer based on the new policy, says United Methodist Men executive. Read More

Ken Steppe and a scout are prepared to serve communion. Photo courtesy of Ken Steppe.

‘What would I do?’: Fatherly advice for tough questions

As the U.S. prepares to mark Father's Day, older people of faith share some insights with the young, and offer lessons for all ages. Read More

Video image of Scouts at St. Mark's UMC in Lincoln, Nebraska as they plant flags for July 4th.

Flags and Scouts Soar at Church

It's a July 4th tradition. Neighbors in Lincoln, Nebraska love to see the 100 U.S. flags planted by Scouts at St. Mark's United Methodist. View

Singer Lee Greenwood stands with Bishop James Swanson Sr. at the Duty to God breakfast held in Nashville, Tenn.  Photo by Rich Peck, UMNS.

Bishop urges national Scout leaders: Be loyal to God

Bishop James E. Swanson Sr. shared the stage with country star Lee Greenwood at the national Boy Scouts of America prayer breakfast. Read More

Gil Hanke speaks about scouting ministries during the 2012 General Conference in Tampa, Fla., in this April 2012 file photo. Hanke is top staff executive of United Methodist Men. Hanke, who chairs the General Secretaries Table, said he is excited about renewed cooperation among the denomination’s top agency staff leaders. A UMNS file photo by Mike DuBose.

Updated April 11: Scouting group loses United Methodist affiliation

At heart, the dispute is about the role of affiliate with a general church agency. Read More

2013: A year of United Methodist milestones

In 2013, The United Methodist Church experienced important transitions in its leadership as well as widely recognized milestones in the life of the denomination and individual United Methodists. Read More

Church reaches out to children in Lithuania through scouting

First United Methodist Church in Green Bay, Wis., is reaching around the world to help boys and girls in a church in Pilviskiai, Lithuania, have a successful scouting troop. Read More


Young man’s tribute to grandfather provides hope and healing to U.S. troops. Read More

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