“A political action is not personal conduct when the political officer is carrying out official policy.” — Alabama-West Florida Conference Bishop David Graves, explaining dismissal of complaints against U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
NEWS AND FEATURES
Complaints against Sessions dismissed
MOBILE, Ala. (UMNS) — The formal complaints against U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions filed by fellow United Methodists under church law have been dismissed by a district superintendent, with backing by the Alabama-West Florida Conference bishop. The complaints concerned Sessions’ role in zero-tolerance border enforcement. Sam Hodges reports.
United Methodists join peace prayer in Zimbabwe
CHITUNGWIZA, Zimbabwe (UMNS) — In the wake of post-election violence, more than 200 people, including United Methodists, gathered at an interdenominational prayer meeting for peace organized by the Zimbabwe Council of Churches. Eveline Chikwanah reports.
WCC: Zimbabwe’s churches strike note of reconciliation
Sharing ways to care for the planet
ST. PAUL, Minn. — More than 100 United Methodists from 17 states and the Philippines gathered July 26-29 at Hamline University to discuss environmental stewardship and explore specific ways in which they are called to care for the planet. An annual event, the Creation Care Summit meets in a different city each year. Christa Meland reports.
Greater New Jersey Conference
N.J. youth orchestra grows faith
LEONIA, N.J. — After Grace Korean merged with Bethel United Methodist Church in 2017, the members of the Young Chamber Orchestra, ages 13 to 29, have activated a new generation in the church. Denise Herschel has the story.
Conference newspaper’s history remembered
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — As the Arkansas Conference’s newspaper goes digital and ends its print edition, United Methodists reflect on its history. Francisca Jones has the story.
United Methodist Publishing House
Perspectives on Decision 201
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Circuit Rider, a publication of the United Methodist Publishing House, offers varied perspectives as The United Methodist Church prepares for the special General Conference in 2019.
Prayers for Zimbabwe after election violence
Boeing executive’s family funds AU scholarship
Friday, Aug. 10-Saturday, Aug. 11
Two Days Apart, a United Methodist Women’s retreat