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The United Methodist Church proposes to create a new “traditionalist Methodist” denomination, as leaders say it is “the best means to resolve our differences”.
The documentary tells the murder of nine members of Emanuel church in Charleston in 2015 and how survivors and families forgave the shooter. “Forgiveness comes from the Cross”, says filmmaker Brian Ivie.
Methodist Evangelicals Together responded by calling for the biblical definition of marriage to be maintained. The report will be presented at the Methodist Conference in June.
Conservative delegates from the Global South helped stop the US-majority push to approve gay marriage. Liberal churches expected to leave the denomination.
“Climate change is one of the great moral challenges of our time, it's fantastic to see churches doing their bit to ensure they reduce their impact on the environment”, Nicholas Holtam, Bishop of Salisbury, said.
‘Whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven...’ (Jesus, in the Gospel of Matthew 18:18)
In Wittenberg, the WCRC signed the Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification (1999).
This is what’s amazing about God’s church - our ministry can tangibly be a part of bringing the gospel to the heritage of a diverse set of communities from New York to New Mexico.
Native American Ministries Sunday is the United Methodist family’s way to support our peer Native American congregations so they can serve and worship with their communities as only they can.
111 United Methodist Church leaders in the USA come out as “Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer/Questioning and Intersex” and sign a letter asking for full recognition just before the General Conference in Portland (Oregon).
Christian faith “instructs us not to fear the stranger, but to love our neighbour. We view the situation with growing alarm and anger.”
“The suspect has been identified and arrested”, Charleston police chief Greg Mullen confirmed. Church is one of the historic black Christian communities in the South East.
An investigation revealed 1,885 physical and sexual abuse cases, many of which involved children, within the church over more than 50 years.