Mission and Ministry
Students from the University of Zimbabwe sit with secondary school-level students in a classroom at Mashambanhaka Secondary Mission School. The college students are part of the United Methodist-supported ministry, Partners for Success, that is mentoring more than 250 younger students. Photo by Chenayi Kumuterera, UMNS.

Zimbabwe students motivate others through partners for success

Inspired by a Maryland congregation’s generosity, young adults share their academic success with secondary students.
Human Sexuality
Bishop LaTrelle Easterling preaches on unity during worship at the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, on May 30. Photo by Tony Richards.

Bishop rules two LGBTQ clergy candidates ineligible

Baltimore-Washington bishop rules two clergy candidates are not eligible because they are “self-avowed practicing homosexuals.”
General Church
Bishop Scott Jones speaks at Dallas meeting with leaders of church-related institutions to discuss the denomination's future. Photo by Maidstone Mulenga, Council of Bishops.

Looking at Way Forward's institutional impact

Bishops heard from institutions that could see their ministries harmed if the church splits. Institutional leaders said they left feeling more hopeful about the church’s future.

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