The story behind the ‘Battle Hymn of the Republic’


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Bishops
Dr. David W. Scott. Photo © Hector Amador.

United Methodist bishops in global perspective

The lack of regional decision-making authority in the U.S. United Methodist conferences caused the recent dilemma over not being able to hold episcopal elections.
Church Leadership
The Rev. Charles Yrigoyen Jr. speaks during a meeting of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference Historical Society in 1983. Yrigoyen, who served as top staff executive of the United Methodist Commission on Archives and History, died May 9. He was 84. Photo courtesy of Archives and History.

Charles Yrigoyen remembered as pastor and scholar

The Rev. Charles Yrigoyen Jr., a leading United Methodist historian, oversaw the denomination’s Commission on Archives and History for nearly 24 years. He died at age 84.
Faith Stories
Young United Methodist Lucy McGuire was born in China without a right hand. Now in Nashville, Tenn., with her adoptive family, she’s learning, growing and thriving. Screengrab courtesy of United Methodist Communications via YouTube by UM News.

Young violinist inspires with more than music

Adopted at age four, Lucy McGuire was born in China without a right hand. Now in Nashville, Tenn., she’s pursuing her dreams of becoming a violinist and enjoying a variety of adventures.