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Greg Arnold is the new top executive for United Methodist Men in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Changes, expansion for United Methodist Men

The new top executive at United Methodist Men is seeking to expand the agency by getting many more local churches involved. Greg Arnold’s plans include defining a new relationship with Scouting and adaptation of an already-popular app called Live Bold, which he developed privately.
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As part of the Boy Scouts of America's bankruptcy, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says it will pay $250 million into a fund for those who claim to have been sexually abused in Scouting. The LDS church and The United Methodist Church have both been major sponsoring or chartering groups for the BSA. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

LDS church to pay into Boy Scouts’ victims fund

The United Methodist Church continues to be part of negotiations in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy, but another religious group has agreed to pay $250 million to a fund for victims of Scouting-related sex abuse.
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Boy Scouts parade in front of Leipsic (Ohio) United Methodist Church during the town's Fall Festival in 2010. As the Boy Scouts of America’s sex abuse-triggered bankruptcy proceeds, United Methodist congregations are hearing from denomination leaders to hold off on renewing chartering relationships with Boy Scout troops. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

BSA bankruptcy concerns church leaders

Boy Scouts of America’s legal struggle, triggered by Scouting-related sex-abuse allegations, has implications for United Methodist local churches and entire denomination.
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As a Nov. 16 deadline approaches, churches are being urged to file a legal document to shield them from any potential liability stemming from a class action lawsuit against Boy Scouts of America over past sexual abuse claims. The United Methodist Church charters more Scout organizations than any other denomination in the U.S. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Churches urged to file legal document in Boy Scouts lawsuit

A Nov. 16 deadline approaches for churches to file paperwork intended to shield them from any potential liability stemming from a class action lawsuit against Boy Scouts of America over past sexual abuse claims.

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