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Access to COVID-19 vaccines continues to be a global challenge. The Wesleyan Covenant Association is raising funds to help General Conference delegates in Africa, Eurasia and the Philippines to get the shots. But United Methodist bishops and other church leaders say the plan appears to serve an agenda and not the community as a whole. Coronavirus image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; syringe image by Arek Socha, courtesy of Pixabay; graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

Bishops, others denounce WCA’s vaccine plan

Multiple United Methodist leaders, including some bishops, are raising ethical concerns about the Wesleyan Covenant Association’s plan to help General Conference delegates in Africa, Europe and the Philippines receive COVID-19 vaccines.
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Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Trailblazing Bishop Wilbur Choy dies at 103

The first Asian American bishop elected in The United Methodist Church helped the church grow more ethnically and racially diverse. He also had a great sense of humor.
Human Rights
Negotiators for The United Methodist Church have reached a settlement in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy reorganization plan. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

$30 million from United Methodists in BSA bankruptcy

The United Methodist Church has long been a key sponsor of Boy Scout troops, and a settlement negotiated by church leaders commits the denomination to compensating and in other ways supporting victims of Scouting-related sexual abuse.
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UM News honors notable United Methodists who died in 2021. Photo by S. Hermann & F. Richter, courtesy of Pixabay.

2021: Notable church members remembered

Noted evangelists, civil rights activists, bishops and the inventor of a beloved toy are among the United Methodists who passed away in the past 12 months.

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