Bishop Trimble calls for “Dignity, not detention”

Bishop Julius Calvin Trimble, a member of the Task Force on Immigration and Resident Bishop of Iowa, addressed a midday rally on Saturday. The protest declared “Profit from Pain is Inhumane.” He said, “We are here declaring dignity, not detention.” We are here, he added, to “decry the ungodly obsession with incarceration and point to the oral sinking sands that it represents.”

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The Rev. William B. Lawrence.  Photo by H. Jackson/Southern Methodist University.

United Methodists behind closed doors

The United Methodist Church can be messy, but church law requires that nearly all meetings be open.
Bishop Eduard Khegay.  Photo courtesy of the Council of Bishops.

Preventing a United Methodist Berlin Wall

A bishop finds lessons for The United Methodist Church in remembering the fall of the Berlin Wall nearly 30 years ago.
General Conference
United Methodist bishops and delegates gather together to pray at the front of the stage before a key vote on church policies about homosexuality on Feb. 26 during the special session of the General Conference of The United Methodist Church in St. Louis. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UM News.

Breaking up would be hard to do

The 2020 United Methodist General Conference will continue the denomination’s 47-year debate on homosexuality.