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The pace of groups and individuals issuing statements and opinion pieces about the future of The United Methodist Church has picked up in recent weeks. Globe by OpenClipart-Vectors/Pixabay; graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

Church’s future again a hot topic

Despite pandemic-related uncertainties, there’s been a surge of commentary on whether The United Methodist Church should split.
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Bishop Cynthia Moore-Koikoi of the Western Pennsylvania Conference facilitates the U.S. General and Jurisdictional Conference Information Webinar hosted by the United Methodist Council of Bishops on Feb. 13. Screengrab courtesy of United Methodist Communications by UM News.

Scrutinizing the proposed hold on new bishops

United Methodist bishops explained why they recommend delaying U.S. bishop elections until 2024. However, their proposal already faces some pushback.
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Bishop Skeete, a retired bishop of The United Methodist Church, passed away Feb. 11, 2021. Photo courtesy of the Council of Bishops.

Bishop Skeete, ‘pastor to people,’ dies at 90

As United Methodist bishop, he led conferences in the U.S. Northeast, including carrying out a long-sought merger. He also helped establish Africa University.
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United Methodist News honors notable church members who died in 2020. Candle image by Gerd Altmann, courtesy of Pixabay.

2020: Remembering notable United Methodists

United Methodists this year marked the passing of civil rights giants, groundbreaking bishops and a founding father of Africa University.

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