George Tinker urges continuing repentance

"No apologies. Just repent. Seriously." was the Rev. Dr. George E. Tinker's message during "An Act of Repentance toward Healing Relationships with Indigenous Peoples." The service took place on Friday evening, April 27, during the 2012 General Conference of The United Methodist Church.

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Paul T. Stallsworth is pastor of the Whiteville United Methodist Church in North Carolina and editor and president of Lifewatch. Image from Ministry Matters website

Commentary: Mary, Peter and the Church

What are the roles of women and men in the life of the church, and are they equal? To answer that question, the Rev. Paul T. Stallsworth looks at the Church of Mary and the Church of Peter.
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Dawn Wiggins Hare. Photo courtesy of the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women of The United Methodist Church.

Commentary: 'Being equal on paper is not being equal in life'

Diligence is "required for our mission to be accomplished in seeking the full inclusion of women at all levels of leadership within The United Methodist Church," writes Dawn Wiggins Hare, top executive of the United Methodist Commission on the Status and Role of Women.
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Gilbert Hanke, top staff executive of United Methodist Men. 2012 file photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Commentary: There is danger when there is gender imbalance

The role of all men and all women within The United Methodist Church is to be disciples who make more disciples, writes Gilbert C. Hanke of United Methodist Men.

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