Fluke reacts to Limbaugh comment
Growing up in The United Methodist Church taught Sandra Fluke to speak out for others who need help.
Sibling Arkansas delegates share hopes
‘Holy conferencing is holding fast to what you believe is true while listening to other people’s truths.’
Will restructure give bishops more power?
Some leaders worry proposed changes will give bishops too much authority; others say changes will help them carry out the mission.
Agency Q＆A: Religion and Race
Series looks at how agencies carry out mission. “If the commission did not exist, the church would be at risk of losing its racial conscience.”
Long history of set-aside bishop proposals
'Issues of leadership and management have been a part of our life from the beginning,' church historian says.
Should bishops have a full-time president?
Church leaders debate a proposal to have a bishop who leads the council and the Call to Action without the usual residential responsibilities.
Agency Q＆A: Archives and History
Series looks at how agencies carry out mission. “Through archival records…balanced accountability of our actions is maintained.”
Radiation fear lingers after Japan quake
As Japanese Christians work at cleanup and monitoring, concerns mount beyond ‘exclusion zone’ surrounding nuclear plant.
Restructure draws finance agency warning
GCFA board says agency consolidation could put denomination at greater liability risk, jeopardize tax-exempt status for some.
Why no meat on Friday during Lent?
Since it’s the day of Jesus' death on the cross, a traditional fast during the Lenten season is to give up meat on Friday.
Pastors write 'Hunger Games' Bible study
Though no religious theme is intended, popular book series includes many Christian parallels.
Connectional Table splits on petition
Proposal to redistribute $60 million sparks debate even though the proposal originated with the 60-member body.
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.
UMW reps outline rural women’s struggles
For these nine women, U.N. meeting offers chance to share experiences, learn from others.
UN explores needs of rural women
United Methodists contribute to discussion between grassroots, governments on empowering women.
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