BREAKING NEWS: Plan B replaces Call to Action plan in debate

The General Administration Legislative Committee, by a vote of 56 to 25, has just approved substituting Plan B for the Connectional Table’s petition on the Call to Action proposed restructure. At this point, that means Plan B is just the starting point of debate and will likely be changed by the committee. Plan B has already changed its original proposal to allow United Methodist Communications to remain separate (full disclosure: United Methodist News Service is part of United Methodist Communications. To see an overview of Plan B, visit www.umcplanb.org.

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The Rev. Thomas Kim. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News

Enforced COVID-19 isolation recalls days in prison

The Rev. Thomas Kim reflects on how the enforced isolation recalls his time in prison. While that isolation is hard to take, he writes that it is nearly impossible to take the racism and xenophobia aimed at Asian Americans.
The Rev. Knut Refsdal. Photo by Karl A. Ellingsen

God’s role in times of crisis

Humanity has never found a good explanation for why there is suffering in the world. Why do so many seem to accept that bad answers are better than no answers?
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The Rev. William B. Lawrence.  Photo by H. Jackson/Southern Methodist University.

Possible steps after General Conference delay

A global pandemic has postponed General Conference, but the former Judicial Council president argues there is still work that cannot wait a year.