Tag Archive: GC2012

Religion and Race agency charts new future

Erin Hawkins, top executive of the United Methodist Commission on Religion and Race. A UMNS photo by Kathleen Barry.

Commission and Religion and Race beginning conversations with the Commission on the Status and Role of Women on aligning the agencies’ work.

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Judicial Council upholds security of appointment

A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.

The top court of The United Methodist Church has upheld church rules that ensure security of appointment for elders and associate clergy members, striking down legislation passed by the denomination’s lawmaking assembly last spring.

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A response to A.W. Martin’s open letter to liberal or progressive friends

On October 1st, the United Methodist News Service published a blog post entitled An Open Letter to Liberal or Progressive Friends by A. W. Martin. In the post the author, Bill, refers to himself as “a long-time member of the Methodist Federation for Social Action (MFSA) and the Reconciling Ministries Network” (RMN).  Bill then …

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An open letter to liberal or progressive friends

By A.W. Martin* As many of you know, I am a long-time member of the Methodist Federation for Social Action and the Reconciling Ministries Network. Like you, I am not ashamed to identify myself as a liberal on both theological and social issues, and I like to think I am correct in calling myself “progressive.” …

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Top executive of global ministries ‘overjoyed’ by contributions to GC2012 but ‘hoped for more to celebrate’

This is excerpted from a letter sent to directors of the Board of Global Ministries after General Conference 2012. By Thomas Kemper Thanks to the hard work of directors, missionaries and staff, the cause of mission was well represented at the recent General Conference in Tampa. Much of the fine spirit of our March board …

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