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Voices of the Methodist Central Jurisdiction
The Central Jurisdiction was a racially segregated body of the Methodist Church from 1939-1968. In this audio slideshow, former members of the jurisdiction discuss its history.
Thursday, April 19, 2018 4:14:00 PM

Religion and Race celebrates 50 years
Formed as a commission to monitor the church’s integration efforts, the United Methodist Commission on Religion and Race has expanded its inclusion advocacy worldwide.
Thursday, April 19, 2018 1:21:00 PM

50 years on, Central Jurisdiction’s shadow looms
The union that created The United Methodist Church also abolished its racially segregated institution. That history is a reminder that the church still struggles with race relations.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 10:45:00 AM

Group preaches Christian unity to Congolese women
Church of Christ in Congo, an ecumenical organization that includes United Methodists, is promoting peace in communities often divided by tribal, ethnic or religious conflicts.
Wednesday, April 18, 2018 10:25:00 AM

Mission agency makes King 50th a focus
Through site visits in Atlanta, drama and worship, directors and staff of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries honor the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 11:40:00 AM

City, rural churches build ‘friendship’ in Congo
Partnership allows church members to spread the good news while also helping struggling congregation with a new chapel and other needs.
Monday, April 16, 2018 3:44:00 PM

Judicial Council announces special session
At the request of the United Methodist Council of Bishops, the church’s top court will hold a special session in May.
Monday, April 16, 2018 12:19:00 PM

Hitting the road for Way Forward
Bishops take different approaches to sharing about effort to hold the church together amid conflict over homosexuality
Monday, April 16, 2018 11:53:00 AM

Commentary: Will you join in fighting racism?
The Rev. Donna Claycomb Sokol writes about her profound gratitude for the church that saved her by opening her eyes to racism.
Monday, April 16, 2018 11:07:00 AM

UMCOR allocates $46 million for disaster recovery
Continued response to last year’s major events includes new $16.8 million grant for Methodist Church of Puerto Rico.
Friday, April 13, 2018 5:01:00 PM

Revised Social Principles open for comments
The draft released April 12 is about half complete and writers are asking for comments from all United Methodists.
Thursday, April 12, 2018 12:10:00 PM

Berlin trip opens eyes, ears of Church and Society board
Tour of reconciliation chapel at the site of the former Berlin Wall leaves a lasting impression.
Thursday, April 12, 2018 11:22:00 AM

Uniting Conference sermon still talked about
A stirring 1968 address by the Rev. Albert C. Outler celebrated the creation of The United Methodist Church, but also laid down challenges.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 4:44:00 PM

Planning for post-General Conference church
The Connectional Table, a church leadership body, is looking at ways to support the church’s mission in uncertain times and beyond.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 11:58:00 AM

United Methodists support students, protesting teachers
In Oklahoma and West Virginia, United Methodist churches offered spiritual food and support to educators in the midst of struggle.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 11:41:00 AM

Zimbabwe women embrace orphans
Fairfield Children’s Home gets $5,000 donation from United Methodist Women in Harare East District; the women also serve as role models to the orphans.
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Laywoman honored as ‘Distinguished Evangelist’
Foundation for Evangelism gives major award to Kay Schecht for work with at-risk children and youth, including bringing them to church.
Tuesday, April 10, 2018 2:08:00 PM

Bishop urges new mindset for way forward
Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball said United Methodists will need a new approach to General Conference if they are to move through their impasse around homosexuality.
Monday, April 09, 2018 3:47:00 PM

Tiny church vital center for community
A tiny 12-member United Methodist church is making a mark as a social center in the community while raising money for a life-changing education program in Ghana.
Monday, April 09, 2018 11:02:00 AM

Church in Congo puts orphans on path to success
United Methodist-supported orphanage offers skills training to young adults so that they can become self-sufficient.
Friday, April 06, 2018 9:36:00 AM

Diversity leads to growth for London churches
An influx of Methodists from Africa, Asia and elsewhere means growing congregations for some of London’s historic churches.
Thursday, April 05, 2018 11:15:00 AM

Close a church, open a ministry?
Grappling with a membership decline, The Methodist Church in Britain looks beyond its buildings to “fresh” ways of doing mission.
Thursday, April 05, 2018 11:05:00 AM

United Methodists stand, act to end racism
United Methodists joined thousands at a rally on the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King’s death. Those at the rally pledged anew to combat the sin of racism.
Wednesday, April 04, 2018 2:58:00 PM

United Methodists pledge to fight racism
Faith communities gather and commit to eradicating entrenched racism in United States.
Tuesday, April 03, 2018 6:13:00 PM

2 churches vote to leave denomination
Two Mississippi churches exited The United Methodist Church last year, and now two more want to withdraw. The pastor cites ongoing homosexuality debate.
Tuesday, April 03, 2018 5:20:00 PM


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