Culture

Human Sexuality
In a skit for Do No Harm 2018, Paul Ballard plays "Pastor John" and the Rev. Sally Bevill plays "Sally," two fictional characters whose counseling session crosses into romance. Ballard and Bevill joined others from the Mississippi Conference in staging the short drama, aimed at prompting discussion about sexual misconduct in the church. Do No Harm is The United Methodist Church's every-few-years sexual ethics summit, and this year's was held in San Antonio. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS.

Timing right for sexual ethics summit

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Global Health
Photo of Kathy L. Gilbert by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

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Multicultural Ministry

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“Mama, what’s my destiny?” Forrest asks. His mother smiles softly and says, “That’s just something you’ll have to figure out for yourself.” Photo from a scene in the film Forest Gump © Paramount Pictures; used with permission.

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