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Bishop Melvin G. Talbert. Photo by Ronny Perry, UMNS

Honoring veterans is tribute to King’s legacy

When protesting war or Jim Crow laws, Civil Rights leader engaged the policymakers, not those simply following orders. Read More

Swift reaction to bishop’s gay marriage stand

Chicago Area bishop's support of Illinois marriage legislation brings comments from all perspectives in the same-sex civil union debate. Read More

United Methodists of note who died in 2012

Bishops, agency leaders, evangelists and political leaders among those United Methodists who filled their lives with contributions. Read More

Bishop Stokes, scholar and reconciler, dies

Stokes, 100, was a longtime professor at Candler and helped bring together previously segregated church in Mississippi. Read More

Same-sex unions gain support in U.S. elections

United Methodists were on both sides of the issue Nov. 6 as the vote in four states indicated support for same-sex unions. Read More

Bishop accused of urging disobedience

Letter asks bishops to 'publicly censure' retired Bishop Melvin Talbert for his advocacy for gay marriage. Talbert stands by his statements. Read More

‘Church history requires we discuss racism’

It is essential we remember what has happened, says the Rev. Gil Caldwell, so we don't treat others as we have been treated. Read More

Conferences reject church’s stance on gays

Rejecting the denomination's stance on gay rights and same-sex marriage were important issues for at least 15 annual conferences. Read More

Immigration reformers hail and hammer ruling

Immigration advocates now focus on end to 'racial profiling' in Arizona law after U.S. high court ruling in June eliminates other objections. Read More

Conferences voice support for gays

United Methodists are meeting in annual conferences this summer to decide policy and budgets for their regions. Read More

Clergy children from segregation era reunited

Daughter of Bishop Oliphint and son of Bishop Handy recall end to racially constituted jurisdiction of church they both serve today. Read More

Our Social Principles alive in 1965 march

On the anniversary of 'Bloody Sunday,' re-enactors trace the Selma-to-Montgomery march of 1965 and a participant recalls contrasts. Read More

Pastor’s civil rights work still matters

Bishop's daughter recalls her father's courage as a segregated South struggled within its United Methodist churches. Read More

Racism still stings, bishop tells King

In his birthday letter to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Bishop Woodie White ponders whether race is America's 'stubborn virus.' Read More

Dorothy Height

Post office honors Dorothy Height

Admirers say the building is a fitting tribute for the United Methodist known as 'the godmother of the civil rights movement.' Read More

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