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Local Church
Speakers at the Liberation Project’s roundtable launch event meet via Facebook Live Nov. 19. The group aims to provide support and resources for United Methodists who want to work for a just and liberated church future. Screenshot of the Liberation Project launch event by UM News.

Group pursues liberation within denomination

While one progressive group sets out to start a new church, another new group sticks with The United Methodist Church for its justice work.
Mission and Ministry
Ghanaian immigrants gather for worship at Calvary United Methodist Church in Hamburg, Germany. They rent the sanctuary from the Evangelical Church, the state church of Germany. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Ask The UMC: Do United Methodists observe Sabbath on Sunday?

United Methodists do not mandate the practice of Sabbath on the seventh day, but we do call one another to practices associated with Sabbath in Judaism.
Theology and Education
A view of the statue "Christ the Redeemer" in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Scripture is Matthew 5:44. Photo by Jose Guertzenstein, courtesy of Pixabay; graphic by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: How do we love our enemies?

Many Christians struggle with this question. Even when it's hard, we are called to love our enemies.
Theology and Education
A portrait of John Wesley standing in a graveyard is on display at the Museum of Methodism located beneath Wesley's Chapel in London. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: What would John Wesley think about the critical issues of our time?

The Rev. Glenn Wagner (Michigan Conference) ponders the advice Methodism's founder might offer about the serious challenges of our time - a deadly pandemic, racism, violence and profound division.

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