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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Bishop Kenneth H. Carter gives the sermon and benediction during opening worship for the 2019 United Methodist General Conference in St. Louis. File photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

Delegates: Use GC2020 delay for new vision

An informal group of General Conference delegates is inviting church members to make use of the postponement to cast a new vision for the church.
The Rev. Edlen Cowley. Photo courtesy of Edlen Cowley.

Time for Cross and Flame to go

Symbol of The United Methodist Church is unwelcoming and even painful for many Black Americans, evoking memories of cross burnings.
The Rev. William B. Lawrence.  Photo by H. Jackson/Southern Methodist University.

When pandemic ends, confusion in church will remain

A former Judicial Council president examines constitutional issues presented by plans for the future of The United Methodist Church.