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The Revs. Anna Blaedel and Alex da Silva Souto officiate at a communion service concluding the Our Movement Forward conference. The event was geared toward starting a new Methodist movement centered on the voices of people of color and LGBTQ individuals. Photo by Heather Hahn, UM News.
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Summit plans inclusive Methodist movement

Some 350 U.S. United Methodists gathered May 17-18 to discuss what a new Methodist expression centered on the marginalized might look like.

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Sithembiso Nyoni, Zimbabwe’s Women and Youth Affairs minister, visits a booth at a recent economic expo hosted by The United Methodist Church in Marange, Zimbabwe. Nyoni was the guest of honor at the event, which aimed to offer business opportunities to people living in rural communities. Photo by Priscilla Muzerengwa, UMNS.

Church aims to empower Zimbabwe’s poorest

Business expo, local markets provide opportunities to people living in poverty in rural communities.
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Bishop Minerva Carcaño speaks to her fellow episcopal leaders about the work of the Immigration Task Force during the Council of Bishops meeting near Chicago. Photo by the Rev. Todd Rossnagel, Louisiana Conference.

Bishops seek special offering for migrants

The Council of Bishops wants to do more to help the record number of people around the world who have been forced from their homes.
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Bishop Gregory V. Palmer urges fellow bishops to support asking General Conference to approve full communion with the Episcopal Church. Palmer, who leads the West Ohio Conference, is co-chair of the United Methodist-Episcopal dialogue committee. Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS.

Bishops move toward Episcopal Church accord

Bishops are asking the 2020 General Conference to approve a full-communion agreement with The Episcopal Church.

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