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Cynthia Kent, chairperson of the Native American International Caucus, speaks on a petition that asks The United Methodist Church raise awareness of the harm caused by some sports teams by mascots and/or symbols promoting expressions of racism and disrespect of Native American people. She spoke during the May 19 plenary session of the 2016 General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Maile Bradfield, UMNS.

GC2016: Oppose mascots that demean Native Americans

But resolution does not call on United Methodist agencies to move meetings as protest. Read More

Members of the United Methodist Judicial Council for 2016-2020 met briefly during General Conference 2016. From left are the Rev. Dennis L. Blackwell, Beth Capen, the Rev. J. Kabamba Kiboko, N. Oswald Tweh Sr., Ruben Reyes, the Rev. Øyvind Helliesen, and the Rev. Luan-Vu Tran of Lakewood, Calif. Not pictured are Deanell Reese Tacha and Lídia Romão Gulele. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Liberian is new Judicial Council president

Top court for 2016-20 will take office at the conclusion of General Conference 2016. Read More

Mountain Sky Episcopal Area Bishop Elaine J.W. Stanovsky presides over the Judicial Council elections at General Conference 2016 in Portland, Ore. Photo by Maile Bradfield, UMNS.

Five elected to Judicial Council

General Conference body chooses three lay and two clergy for new terms on The United Methodist Church’s nine-member top court. Read More

Council of Bishops Elects New Officers

The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church has elected new officers who will assume their leadership roles in 2016. Read More

Many wear a sticker to indicate they have voted. Voting is a way Christians can give a voice to their beliefs in government. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

What United Methodists need to know about voting

‘If we do not vote, how can we be a voice of justice and hope?’ Two young pastors weigh in on what people of faith should consider before voting. Read More

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British Methodists watch Scottish independence vote

Uncertainty for all on effects that ‘Yes’ vote would have on Scotland’s relations with rest of United Kingdom. Read More

45 United Methodists in diverse Congress

United Methodist numbers will drop slightly when the most religiously diverse Congress convenes in January. 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 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

United Methodist Bishops Congratulate President-Elect Obama

The Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church congratulated Sen. Barack Obama today on his election as the 44th President of the United States and applauded his willingness to articulate a vision of change for the nation "that is based on hope for all the people, especially those who... Read More

Retired United Methodist Bishop Marion Edwards kisses newly elected Bishop Paul Leeland during the Service of Consecration July 19 at Lake Junaluska, N.C. A UMNS photo By Bill Norton.

Wrap-up: United Methodists elect, assign U.S. bishops for 2009-12

Eight new bishops will take office Sept. 1. Church delegates also address Bush library plans, gay marriage and other issues. Read More

University Senate members, trustees elected

Four people are elected to the University Senate and eight others to the board of historic John Street Church. Read More

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