“The Holy Spirit may have brought us together to be in conversation”

Jorge Lockward (New York, USA, lay) believes that “the Holy Spirit may have brought us together to be in conversation.”  Through the painful experience of the morning discussion about the Church’s stance on homosexuality a “conversation happened that many might not chosen to have, and to have together.”

“I do not approve of what happened, but I praise God for what God will be doing with it.”

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The Rev. David Maldonado. Video image courtesy of IMU Latina (Iglesia Metodista Unida Latina) via YouTube by UM News.

Racism and Latinos: The wall of separation and fear

The U.S.-Mexico border wall speaks volumes about attitudes toward Latinos, and the church must do more to respond.
The Rev. Ian Straker. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Straker.

Embracing whole truth about Methodism and race

While John Wesley and early American Methodists denounced slavery, the church’s history is marked by compromises and contention over race.
The Rev. Mel West. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Mel West.

A new reformation? Look to the NGOs

Why is the church struggling while non-governmental organizations are thriving? The answers could be important for the church’s future.