Northaven UMC takes historic vote to celebrate same-sex weddings

by Christy Thomas “I cried in church today. I cried because something deep within me felt like my church is standing with me, taking risks for me. They told me that I wasn’t disposable.” This statement was made by Cody McMahan, a member of Northaven United Methodist Church in Dallas, TX. The Rev. Eric Folkerth […]

Breaking up is hard to do (Let’s admit it is time)

by Scott Fritzsche Neil Sedaka was right. Breaking up is hard to do. It is messy, especially when there is ...
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Stand Together as People of Faith

Global Ministries Head Calls for Common Humanity in the wake of violence By Linda Unger* June 29, 2016 — Shortly ...
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More than 160 demonstrators greeted delegates with a silent protest for LGBT inclusion in the United Methodist Church as they arrived on May 18, 2016 at the Oregon Convention Center for the United Methodist General Conference. Some held crosses draped in stoles from the Shower of Stoles project, each representing the life an LGBT person in ministry. RNS photo by Emily McFarlan Miller

Methodists Nominate 3 Openly Gay Candidates for Bishop

More than 160 demonstrators greeted delegates with a silent protest for LGBT inclusion in the United Methodist Church as they ...
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Recently Viewed: Thomas Kemper at the Istanbul Airport During the Terror Bombing *UPDATED*

UPDATED 06/30/16 11:30am CT Istanbul Airport Hiding out amidst chaos Thomas Kemper was in the Turkish Airlines lounge when the ...
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Recently Read: California-Nevada Conference passes resolution for living into grace

by Reconciling Ministries Network On Saturday, June 26th the California – Nevada Annual Conference passed the following: Living into a ...
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Recently Read: Three Requests of My Centrist Friends – An Open Letter

Courtesy of Good News Magazine By Rob Renfroe Over the past four years I have had the opportunity to be ...
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Demonstrators celebrate at the U.S. Supreme Court after the court struck down a Texas law imposing strict regulations on abortion doctors and facilities that its critics contended were specifically designed to shut down clinics in Washington on June 27, 2016. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque
*Editors: This photo may only be republished with RNS-SCOTUS-ABORTION, originally transmitted on June 27, 2016.

Supreme Court strikes down abortion restrictions

Demonstrators celebrate at the U.S. Supreme Court after the court struck down a Texas law imposing strict regulations on abortion ...
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Recently Read: Christian Witness in Trying Times

Editor's Note: At UMR we re-read this brilliant article by our friend and columnist Rev. Dr. Stephen Rankin on a ...
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