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  1. Restrictions on abortion are consistent with a careful reading of the denomination’s Social Principles.
  2. Pastor says it’s time to move beyond binary thinking about abortion and have a broader conversation.
  3. Bishops are trying to set the record straight on misinformation being spread about The United Methodist Church’s future. They also are working toward building a church where traditionalists, centrists and progressives will all feel they belong.
  4. Bishops are trying to set the record straight on misinformation being spread about The United Methodist Church’s future. They also are working toward building a church where traditionalists, centrists and progressives will all feel they belong.
  5. Church groups have organized a prayer vigil and issued statements in support of a Filipino pastor known for her social justice work. She has been charged with attempted murder, but fellow United Methodists say she is innocent and the charge is meant to silence her.
  6. Acknowledging that something significant must happen to save his beloved United Methodist Church, a retired pastor traces the historical trajectory of the denomination.
  7. A pending separation and changing international composition find The United Methodist Church in a time of rethinking what it means to be a church, and a global church at that.
  8. At the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, about 800,000 refugees crossed through Hungary. The United Methodist Church in Hungary has helped to house hundreds of them, including at a summer camp.
  9. In a season of discussion and action about local church disaffiliation, coalitions such as Stay UMC and Celebrate UMC are challenging what they see as misinformation and making a case for remaining in The United Methodist Church.
  10. On the final day of the 11th General Assembly, delegates adopted numerous documents, including statements on peace.
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