White privilege and Trayvon Martin
Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton says our experiences are not the same; we must think before we speak about any case involving potential racism.
Methodists salute Mandela
July 18 is Nelson Mandela’s birthday. Deep spiritual roots, lifelong Methodist ties helped make South African icon a symbol for justice.
What Trayvon Martin case means for us
United Methodists respond to verdict. “How we move forward will be determined by our willingness to show up and announce justice.”
Zimmerman verdict a ‘teachable moment’
Bishop Ken Carter calls on United Methodists to make a difference in a fractured world and be “a visible sign of God’s peace, justice.”
Academy makes young African entrepreneurs
In an annual conference where one-sixth of the members are youth, United Methodists are reaching out in new ways.
Mental health: Clergy job often equals stress
Itinerancy, too little down time and even too many potlucks take their toll on spiritual leaders if they don’t focus on their own health.
VBS programs keep up with times
More than a million kids take part in summer programs at United Methodist churches. Workers share ideas and innovations to make the most impact.
Florida to end insurance for some workers
Conference decision will mean many lay employees of churches will have to look to the exchange for coverage.
What does Obamacare mean for churches?
The answer will depend on how U.S. conferences are able to use the insurance marketplaces after Oct. enrollment begins.
Audit discovers misuse of board funds
A forensic audit found that a former United Methodist Board of Discipleship staff person diverted monies for personal gain.
Future bright for college president, student
After a hectic but fun first year, one University of Indianapolis student looks forward to Year 2 while the president looks toward the next 18.
Oklahoma license plate suit sparks debate
United Methodists respond to pastor’s belief that Native American imagery on state’s license plates violates his religious liberty.
Bishop rules on gay clergy candidate
Dorff says question of whether the board of ordained ministry acted properly in discontinuing candidacy is “moot and hypothetical.”
Former missionary to lead UMCOR
The Rev. Denise Honeycutt, nominated to serve as new deputy general secretary of UMCOR, served on boards of UMCOR, Global Ministries.
Sisters give 3 years to map hunger solutions
After 38,893 miles and 254 nights away from home, United Methodists have recorded what they’ve learned in “Facing Hunger in America.”
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