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Social Concerns
During the 35th session of the Desert Southwest Conference, the Rev. Joshua L. Warner, third from left, was ordained as a deacon. Warner is a gay man. The ordination and commission service included commissioning of Jamie Lynn Booth and Timothy Robert Hunsinger for the work of an elder. Photo courtesy of the Desert Southwest Conference.

Gay deacon ordained in Desert Southwest

Ordination is another step in a long life of service for a man who has faced many challenges because of his sexual orientation.

Daily Digest - June 19, 2019

Mission schools see decline in girls' enrollment; Clergy housing allowance lawsuit dropped
Theology and Education
Girls outnumber boys at The United Methodist Church’s Arnoldine Mission in Zimbabwe, but that’s not the case at the mission’s primary and secondary schools. School officials say the numbers of girls enrolled in school is worrisome. By Kudzai Chingwe.

Mission’s schools see drop in girls’ enrollment

Despite a higher birth rate at United Methodist Arnoldine Mission, fewer girls attend the primary and secondary schools.