Working for the unity of the church

“God works through us and sometimes beyond us.” Ken Carter (Western North Carolina, USA, clergy) suggests that one of the amendments under consideration on homosexuality was “evangelical, grace-filled, and missional.”


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General Church
The parking lot of the United Methodist Publishing House in Nashville, Tenn., stands mostly empty on Monday, Dec. 14, 2020. Employees have worked remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. The health emergency also has caused Publishing House revenues to drop, prompting layoffs and a decision to put the headquarters up for sale. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Publishing House among pandemic victims

With church buildings closed due to COVID-19, the United Methodist Publishing House has seen sharply lower sales and had to take severe cost-saving steps.
Social Concerns
Wisconsin Conference Bishop Hee-Soo Jung. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

My pursuit and dreams of Korean peace

More than 70 years since Korea split into North and South, Bishop Hee-Soo Jung still dreams of reunification for his homeland.
Social Concerns
Greater New Jersey Area Bishop John R. Schol. Photo by Shari deAngelo, the Greater New Jersey Conference.

Our public discourse should model the life of Jesus

Divisive rhetoric and actions following this year’s presidential election caused Greater New Jersey Bishop John Schol to reflect on the role our faith can play in resolving conflict.