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General Church
The Rev. Althea Spencer-Miller. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Althea Spencer-Miller.

Ccommentary: The plan of 'gracious inclusion'

The Simple Plan would relieve The United Methodist Church of the burdens of discrimination and the responsibility of enforcement by punishment, writes a Drew University Theological School professor.
Central Conferences
Women work in a rice field as part of a farming project in the Côte d’Ivoire Episcopal Area. The project is supported by UMCOR and encouraged by Bishop Benjamin Boni.  Photo courtesy Yves Dirabou.

Church in Côte d’Ivoire focuses on farming, food security

Bishop Benjamin Boni and Côte d’Ivoire Episcopal Area take holistic approach to agriculture involving women and youths.
Rachel Small Stokes is associate pastor of faith development and community life at Union Church in Berea, Kentucky. Photo by Bill Goffinett.

Former members on why they left

Former LGBTQ members of The United Methodist Church talk about why they have left the church.