"This is a great victory for the time being. The fight is never over." — Dallas Parker of the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference on the new court ruling shutting down the Dakota Access Pipeline.
NEWS AND FEATURES
Court ruling temporarily halts Dakota pipeline
WASHINGTON (UM News) — A new court ruling gives a boost to continuing efforts by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and others to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline, say United Methodist supporters. Linda Bloom reports.
Delegates: Use GC2020 delay for new vision
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UM News) — An informal group of General Conference delegates is inviting church members to make use of the postponement of the lawmaking assembly to cast a new vision for the church. Heather Hahn reports.
Pastor hopes liturgy builds anti-racism movement
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A liturgy written by the Rev. Sam McGlothlin lamenting the deaths of Black men and women at the hands of police was used during an outdoor prayer service at Belle Meade United Methodist Church. McGlothlin, associate pastor at the church, hopes the "Embodied Prayers for Pardon and Power” liturgy can be used throughout the denomination to build a movement toward anti-racism. Holly Meyer has the story.
United Methodist Communications
For multiethnic communication, listen first
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — As The United Methodist Church gears up a campaign for dismantling racism, it’s helpful to hear from denominational experts on how to improve multiethnic communication. Aileen Jimenez and Philip J. Brooks gathered tips about listening, language choices and more.
World Council of Churches
Call to join International Youth day event
GENEVA — The World Council of Churches is inviting the global fellowship to take part in International Youth Day with a virtual celebration on Aug. 12, featuring music and song, prayer and Bible study and expert presentations. Further creative contributions from youth are welcome.
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Time for Cross and Flame to go
TROPHY CLUB, Texas — The Cross and Flame, however well intended by its designers, evokes for many African Americans the Ku Klux Klan's cross burnings. It should be replaced as the symbol of The United Methodist Church, writes the Rev. Edlen Cowley.
Wednesday, July 15