PLAYAS DE TIJUANA, Mexico (RNS) — Imam Omar Suleiman led a binational prayer Sunday (Oct. 27) at Friendship Park, a historic meeting place on the US-Mexico border that overlooks the Pacific Ocean between San Diego and Tijuana.
PHILADELPHIA (RNS) It’s officially Hillary Clinton vs. Donald Trump for president. But just as notable is the fact that Democrats have now taken over the language of faith and morals from the GOP.
(RNS) The GOP has been called 'God's Own Party' because it draws far more churchgoing voters than the Democrats. Clinton has a chance to change that -- if she wants to.
(RNS) Tara 'T.C.' Morrow needed a two-thirds vote to become a provisional deacon.
(RNS) Decades ago it never occurred to me nor to many evangelicals in United Methodism that our church's membership decline and theological liberalism in America would be reversed by dramatic growth in Africa.
PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) But delegates on all sides of the issues were hopeful as the conference ended.
PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) The United Methodist Church will withdraw from the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice in a move one supporter said shows the denomination is moving away from other mainline denominations.
PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) "People from the country that brought the gospel to us are now preaching a different gospel."
PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) Delegates narrowly agreed to create a commission to "develop a complete examination and possible revision of every paragraph in our Book of Discipline regarding human sexuality."
(RNS) Faced with protests, delegates consider convening a special session of the church's General Conference in 2018 or 2019 to discuss LGBT issues.
It's not just at the General Conference. United Methodists in the pews are also split over LGBT issues.
(RNS) On a 478-318 vote, delegates called for their church to cancel its membership in the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.
PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) The church faces increasing pressure in the United States to ordain LGBT clergy and allow same-sex weddings, both strongly opposed by conservatives in this country and among its growing congregations in Africa.
PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) The contentious issue of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions arises at the United Methodist Church's general conference.
(RNS) The General Conference voted down a discernment process that would have allowed delegates to discuss contentious issues in small groups.
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