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'Dear Martin': Bishop's Letters to MLK Trace the Highs and Lows in Race Relations
Originally Posted: 01/16/2014 - 9:22pm | Type: Blog

The nation will mark the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday with speeches, prayers, and volunteer service. The nation will mark the birthday of the Rev. Martin ...

Minister-Turned-Atheist Loses Harvard Job After Inflating Resume
Originally Posted: 09/30/2013 - 1:06pm | Type: Blog

A former United Methodist minister-turned-atheist was dismissed from her high-profile position at Harvard University on Thursday after it was revealed she falsified her resume. A ...

United Methodist High Court to Consider Challenges to Gay Teachings
Originally Posted: 09/25/2013 - 12:56pm | Type: Blog

Facing a wave of open defiance to church law, the top court of the United Methodist Church is set to consider rulings challenging church teaching on homosexuality. Facing a wave o ...

Mistaken Identity Brings Threats to Pastor Zimmermann
Originally Posted: 07/25/2013 - 5:18pm | Type: Blog

Death threats were the last type of phone calls George A. Zimmermann thought he’d get after serving for 55 years as his Pennsylvania community’s preacher. Death threats were the l ...

Appeals Court OK’s Pastor’s Suit Against Oklahoma License Plate
Originally Posted: 06/17/2013 - 3:49pm | Type: Blog

A Methodist pastor of a suburban Oklahama City church is suing the state, claiming its license plate image of a Native American shooting an arrow into the sky violates his religious liberty. ...

'Homeless' Pastor on Mission Arrested in Texas
Originally Posted: 07/02/2012 - 1:11pm | Type: Blog

The Rev. Lorenza Andrade Smith been living on the streets to bring attention to homelessness, but Sunday night the San Antonio pastor spent the night behind bars. From WOAI-TV ...

Leontine T.C. Kelly, Pioneering African-American Woman Bishop, Dies At 92
Originally Posted: 07/02/2012 - 12:13pm | Type: Blog

“She never ran from challenge or controversy, and she also stood fast in her convictions." ~ Bishop Judith Craig on the death of retired United Methodist Bishop Leontine T.C. Kelly. ...

Why the United Methodist Church Canceled Votes on Same-Sex Marriage, Gay Clergy
Originally Posted: 05/08/2012 - 1:17am | Type: Blog

United Methodists concluded their General Conference last Friday (May 4) without voting on gay clergy or same-sex marriage, a surprising end to a disappointing week for gay activists. ...

Methodists Uphold Policy Calling Homosexuality 'Incompatible with Christian Teaching'
Originally Posted: 05/03/2012 - 5:50pm | Type: Blog

Despite emotional protests and fierce lobbying from gay rights groups, United Methodists voted on Thursday to maintain their denomination's stance that homosexuals acts are "incompatible with Christi ...