United Methodist News Service

Taking the lead for peace

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 14:21
Looking for equal participation, Ukrainian and Russian women expand a dialogue on peace to create a regional platform, with an assist from United Methodist Women.

Discipleship exec: ‘Stop fixing churches’

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 14:03
The Rev. Junius B. Dotson, top executive of Discipleship Ministries, suggests how the church can shift to conversation to reaching people for Jesus.

Commentary: Can our ‘way forward’ be reconciliation? - REDIRECT

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 10:31
African clergyman says the “way forward” for The United Methodist Church involves reconciliation.

Commentary: Understanding renewal, reform group positions - REDIRECT

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 10:29
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.

United Methodist seminary placed on two-year probation

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 14:11
One of two agencies that oversee accreditation for Saint Paul School of Theology notified the seminary on March 8 that it had been placed on probation.

Filipino United Methodists condemn killings

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 12:55
United Methodists are leaders in an alliance opposing drug-related extrajudicial killings in which more than 7,000 Filipinos have died.

Court sets oral hearing on gay bishop issue

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 16:31
A decision by the United Methodist Judicial Council could affect the standing of Bishop Karen Oliveto, the denomination’s first openly gay bishop.

Rückert elected bishop of The United Methodist Church

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 14:19
The Rev. Harald Rückert was elected bishop of the Germany Central Conference.

Bishop stresses evangelism at European gathering

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 13:27
Bishop Patrick Streiff invokes John Wesley in address touching on various subjects.

Black caucus celebrates 50-year legacy

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 10:14
BMCR celebrates 50th anniversary even as members look forward to work that still needs to be done in fighting racism.

Scholars raise doubts about church’s future

Tue, 03/14/2017 - 10:51
Higher Education and Ministry brought together seminary professors to discuss the denomination’s current impasse on homosexuality.

United Methodists join protest against pipeline

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 11:06
United Methodists among thousands in D.C. marching against resumption of construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Church leader detained by ICE out on bail

Mon, 03/13/2017 - 10:19
Humberto Barralaga, detained for more than a month by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, has been released on $8,000 bond.

Mobile clinic provides medical, dental care

Fri, 03/10/2017 - 09:26
A United Methodist mobile bus clinic donated to Philippines Conference will help provide care in more remote areas.

Peg-leg flamingo symbolizes challenges faced by Native American youth

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 15:46
Peg-Leg Flamingos, a United Methodist leadership program, aims to nurture and educate young Native American leaders.

Commentary: Legal challenges to ‘unlawful’ marriages in Methodism-redirect

Thu, 03/09/2017 - 09:36
Questions of divorce and remarriage by clergy and members were considered by Methodism’s top court long before same-sex marriage became an issue.