United Methodist News Service

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Name: United Methodist News Service
Date registered: September 17, 2012

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  1. Editor’s note: United Methodist News Service has a new home — April 3, 2014
  2. La Iglesia Metodista de Puerto Rico celebra la vida de Iris Janet Rivera Casanova — February 24, 2014
  3. United Methodists join D.C. pray-in for immigration reform — February 17, 2014
  4. 2 clergy face 24-hour suspension for gay weddings — February 12, 2014
  5. United Methodists bridging global religious divide — February 12, 2014

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Editor’s note: United Methodist News Service has a new home

Want to follow the latest news that affects The United Methodist Church? Here’s how

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La Iglesia Metodista de Puerto Rico celebra la vida de Iris Janet Rivera Casanova

La ingeniera Iris Janet Rivera Casanova, esposa del Rdo. Dr. Juan A. Vera Méndez, Obispo Emeritus de la Iglesia Metodista de Puerto Rico, falleció en horas de la noche del martes, 18 de febrero de 2014.

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United Methodists join D.C. pray-in for immigration reform

Bishops Minerva Carcaño and Julius Trimble will join other Christians on Feb. 17 in Washington to pray for an end to deportations. They expect to be arrested.

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2 clergy face 24-hour suspension for gay weddings

Two United Methodist pastors in the Pacific Northwest Annual (regional) Conference under complaint for officiating at same-sex unions in violation of church law will face not a trial but a 24-hour suspension without pay. That was the conclusion of the Rev. David Orendorff, appointed by Greater Northwest Area Bishop Grant Hagiya as the counsel for the church in the case — roughly the equivalent of a prosecutor.

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United Methodists bridging global religious divide

Whether engaged in peace-building, social justice programs or interfaith dialogue, United Methodists around the world are increasingly open to those of other faith traditions. That’s the conclusion of bishops from Africa, Europe and the Philippines who responded to a questionnaire aimed at determining the extent of the church’s ecumenical and interreligious activities.

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Tribute: Lesson from Lois: Be part of the struggle

Kelly Martini recalls the late Lois M. Dauway as “a fascinating book of stories and lessons that taught me, a 20-something, to think bigger than myself. If you took my relationship and multiplied it by thousands, I’m sure you’d discover a small percent of people she touched. She moved among circles of United Methodist Women, denominational and ecumenical leaders, nongovernmental and political organizations, nonprofits and for-profits.”

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Liberia United Methodists address violence

GBARNGA CITY, Liberia (UMNS)—The church must find its prophetic voice in addressing the issue of violence, a United Methodist pastor and scholar told participants in a seminar that also focused on forgiveness and reconciliation.

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Scars and hope emerging from Schaefer trial, struggle to resolve United Methodist same-sex wedding laws

The church trial of Frank Schaefer, who officiated at the wedding of his son to another man, started a whirlwind of controversy with consequences not only for Schaefer but also for members of the church he led, for his wife and children, for his United Methodist conference and for the denomination.

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Grammy winner teacher from family of pastors

Kent Knappenberger, son and grandson of United Methodist pastors and a United Methodist himself, won the first Grammy for a music educator. “It meant everything,” said Mr. K, as his students call him, of the Methodist influence on his life.

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Wild Goose Festival integrates social justice, conversation, re-imagination and experimentation

” I began my search for an event that would integrate social justice, conversation, re-imagination and experimentation. I wanted to participate in an exchange of ideas and inspirations,” wrote Cassandra Lawrence, who explains she found that event at the annual Wild Goose Festival.

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