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Churches call for peace on the Korean Peninsula

The year 2020 marks the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. The United and Korean Methodist churches will join Christians throughout the world to call for peace and reconciliation.

Daily Digest - February 21, 2020

Cabinet members filed papers for new church group; Prague pastor goes ‘where God sends me’; Ohio church cares for police, firefighters

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Prague pastor goes ‘where God sends me’

Among the 23 local United Methodist churches in the Czech Republic is one Russian-speaking church. What does it mean for its pastor to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world?

Daily Digest - February 19, 2020

Liberians want changes in separation plan; Think tank to look at GC2020 possibilities; Loss always comes with separation, divorce

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Liberians want changes in separation plan

An African conference’s resolution calls for major amendments to a plan to let traditionalist groups leave The United Methodist Church to form a new denomination.

Daily Digest - February 13, 2020

For this pastor, storytelling became a ministry; Philippines conference acts on protocol, Christmas Covenant; Ham radio boosts disaster preparedness

Daily Digest - February 12, 2020

Kenyan church fights female genital mutilation; Webinar to detail U.S. regional conference plan; A different kind of Valentine's Day

Daily Digest - February 11, 2020

Conference urged to reopen misconduct case; UMW project helps rural girls stay in school; Mission agency settles employment complaint

Church helps train marginalized women, youth

More than 100 women and 50 youth are receiving weekly training at a new vocational center that was built through a collaboration between The United Methodist Church in East Congo and the Congolese government.

Daily Digest - February 7, 2020

Conferences to vote on forwarding protocol legislation; Data on denomination’s finances; Church helps train marginalized women, youth

Daily Digest - February 6, 2020

New effort starts for same-sex weddings; East Africa e-Academy supports people for ordained and lay leadership; View Pre-GC2020 presentations online.

Daily Digest - February 5, 2020

Sierra Leone church celebrates; Mission agency CEO will not stand for reelection; Concern for children helps church grow

Daily Digest - February 3, 2020

Filipino United Methodists defend Lumad sanctuary; Black church leaders explore GC2020 legislation; Baltimore church helps Deaf woman get citizenship.

German church proposes way to preserve connection

German church proposes deleting all Book of Discipline passages about ordination of LGBTQ clergy and blessing of same-sex marriages, while creating an association for those who hold to current bans.

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Top court sets pre-General Conference docket

The 14-item docket for the United Methodist Judicial Council spring meeting includes review of five rulings from a conference working to find its own “way forward” and the continuation of a request related to improper voting.

Daily Digest - January 29, 2020

Church helps family find home after tragedy; Jurisdiction recommends electing just 1 bishop; Conference hosts GC2020 listening sessions