AFRICAN METHODISTS WORRY ABOUT THE CHURCH THAT BRO...

May 24, 2016 by

By Emily McFarlan Miller, Religion News Source PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) The Rev. Jerry Kulah has nothing but gratitude for American Methodists. In 1833, they sent their first missionary to his country, Liberia, which was founded for freed American...

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Summary of General Conference 2016

May 23, 2016 by

SUMMARY OF GENERAL CONFERENCE ISSUES …Vote to end the United Methodist membership in the pro-abortion group Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. The United Methodist Women and the Board of Church and Society are members. 425 – 268. …Voted...

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Hamilton Motion defeated 393 to 438

May 18, 2016 by

The Hamilton Amendment and motion to approve the bishops’ request to postpone votes on issues of human sexuality pending the creation of a committee by the COB was defeated 393 to 438....

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Bishop Ough Speaks for the COB on Unity

May 18, 2016 by

Your bishops are honored to receive the request of General Conference to help lead our United Methodist Church forward during this time of both great crisis and great opportunity.  As far as we can discover, this is the first time that a General...

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Bishops ask for hold on sexuality debate

May 18, 2016 by

Updates with plenary vote By Heather Hahn and Sam Hodges May 18, 2016 | PORTLAND, Ore. (UMNS) The Council of Bishops asked General Conference to delay a debate on homosexuality at this gathering of the denomination’s top legislative assembly until...

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Statement by Bishop Ough, May 17, 2016

May 18, 2016 by

“I begin with a brief autobiographical story. On Christmas Eve, 1973, my family and I returned home from Christmas Eve worship to find my 20-year-old brother, who had remained home with a cold, having a heart attack. He was stabilized at our local...

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