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The Rev. Alex da Silva Souto is a co-author of the Simple Plan, which eliminates all restrictions in The United Methodist Church’s Book of Discipline related to the practice of homosexuality, and Karen G. Prudente is a co-signer.

Seeing a Way Forward: The Rev. Alex da Silva Souto and Karen Prudente

The Rev. Alex da Silva Souto and Karen G. Prudente are both New York Conference delegates to the special 2019 General Conference. Da Silva Souto is a co-author of the Simple Plan, which eliminates all restrictions in The United Methodist Church’s Book of Discipline related to the practice of homosexuality, and Prudente is a co-signer.

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Mission and Ministry
As part of a cultural tradition, delegates from the Council of Evangelical Methodist Churches of Venezuela, left, and the Christian Methodist Community of Venezuela, right, aligned themselves in a "V" shape to symbolize "Venezuela in victory"  at the end of their dialogue. Photo by Gustavo Vasquez, UMNS.

Methodists in Venezuela look forward to unity

Along with congregational development, two Methodist groups hope to share ministries in health, nutrition, education and more.
Local Church
Exterior of Glide Memorial United Methodist Church in San Francisco. Photo courtesy of Google street view.

Updated: Conference, bishop sue for control of Glide

California-Nevada Conference says legal action is necessary to take back San Francisco's Glide Memorial United Methodist Church from foundation board.
Social Concerns
Ron Blanton plays the Rev. Charles Moore in a re-enactment segment of the new documentary “Man on Fire.” Moore, a retired United Methodist elder, set himself on fire in a suicidal protest of racism in 2014. Film image courtesy of “Man on Fire” film.

PBS film looks at pastor's fatal protest

The 2014 self-immolation of retired United Methodist clergyman Charles Moore, and its effect on his East Texas hometown, is the subject of "Man on Fire."

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