Women from Morningside United Methodist Church in Salem, Oregon, wear red shawls they helped to create during a dance to honor murdered and missing indigenous women at Chemawa Indian Boarding School. Photo by A. Wolf.

Grant challenge leads to new ministry with Native students

Red Shawl Project connects Oregon-Idaho Conference churches with students at Chemawa Indian Boarding School.
Mission and Ministry
Claremont School of Theology students join in a campus worship service. The financially embattled United Methodist seminary continues to point toward a relocation from Claremont, Calif., to Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Photo courtesy Claremont School of Theology.

Update: Ruling on seminary appealed

Ruling that would have eased Claremont School of Theology move to Oregon appealed.
Annual Conferences
United Methodists in the Desert Southwest Annual Conference approve a resolution calling for end to separating immigrant families. At least 18 of the 54 U.S. conferences approved resolutions in support of welcoming immigrants. Photo by Barry Doyle.

Conferences unite on welcoming immigrants

Annual conference voters have various takes on how the church should address homosexuality. But on immigration, they have a common message.

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