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Bishop Ammons, trailblazing leader, dies

Bishop Edsel A. Ammons was among the denomination's first African-American episcopal leaders. Read More

Bishops face challenge on same-sex unions

In states where gay marriage is legal, United Methodist leaders focus on upholding church law while encouraging dialogue and respect. Read More

Bishop Mathews, ardent missionary, dies

Friends say bishop combined Wesley's ideal of personal and social holiness. Read More

Bishop Dew, social justice advocate, dies

Church leader championed marginalized throughout ministry. Read More

Bishops seek justice in Philippines

Bishops condemn killings, urge prayer, activism for people of Philippines. Read More

Lowery, Height join those on inaugural platform

Civil rights veterans Joseph Lowery and Dorothy Height share historic moment with new President Barack Obama. Read More

Bishop Woodie White and Barbara Thompson help lead a discussion during a reunion of the former racially segregated Central Jurisdiction of the Methodist Church in this 2004 file photo. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.

In letter to King, bishop rejoices over election of nation’s first African-American president

Woodie White shares a feeling of "joy beyond description" at historic moment. Read More

Book of Resolutions: Health Care for All in the United States

From our earliest days United Methodists have believed that providing health care to others is an important duty of Christians. Read More


Justice petitions address welfare, hate, torture

Resolutions call for work toward a living wage to be a worldwide effort. Read More

The Revs. James Lawson (left) and Gil Caldwell answer questions during an April 27 panel discussion hosted by Soulforce, an interfaith gay rights network.

Black civil rights veterans advocate inclusion

James Lawson and Gil Caldwell say there are parallels between blacks' struggles in the 1960s and those of gays and lesbians today. Read More

Supporters of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender inclusion in The United Methodist Church pray as delegates to the denomination's 2008 General Conference walk to legislative committee rooms.

Rally urges inclusion regardless of sexual identity

Young speakers address a rally of more than 200 people supporting inclusion of gays and lesbians in the church. Read More

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