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The purpose of this forum is to put the voices of the church in dialog with each other to build understanding of our diverse theological perspectives on a wide range of topics.
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Commentary: Understanding renewal, reform group positions
The Rev. Walter Fenton, an analyst for Good News, writes about what members of renewal and reform groups see as misunderstandings or mischaracterizations of their positions. Read More
Commentary: The rise of Standing Rock through social media
Thanks to social media, Native American communities have been able to tell their own story. Read More
Commentary: Can our ‘way forward’ be reconciliation?
African clergyman says the “way forward” for The United Methodist Church involves reconciliation. Read More
What makes you feel joyful about the church?
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GC2016: Oppose mascots that demean Native Americans
But resolution does not call on United Methodist agencies to move meetings as protest. Read More
Legislation promotes expanded health care for Native Americans, other minorities
Legislation adopted by the United Methodist General Conference could support efforts to improve health care for Native Americans. Read More
Professor, descendant of Sand Creek survivors seeks ‘peace’ at General Conference
Henrietta Mann’s great-grandmothers survived the Sand Creek Massacre, an ordeal her people have not forgotten. Read More
Petition, caucus condemn use of Native Americans mascots
The United Methodist Church should not have to legislate condemnation of sports teams using Native American mascots and names. Read More
Feature Stories and Videos
Native American United Methodist Churches
Learn more about Native American churches in your area with this listing of churches and contact information. Read More
Leadership Resources from Discipleship Ministries
Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church provides worship resources, articles, newsletters and more in support of Native American ministries. Read More
Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM) contacts
Learn more about the work of the Committee on Native American Ministries (CONAM) in your annual conference. Read More