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What the Bible Says About Gay Rights

Rev. Vicki Flippin | Posted 08.19.2014 | Religion
Rev. Vicki Flippin

In my reading of scripture, God simply does not have a lot to say on the specific topic of marriage. Marriage in the Bible is just a part of the stories, not the moral of them, and it was a completely different institution from our modern images of just, loving, equal romantic relationships.

Methodist Church Approves Same-Sex Marriage Benefits

Religion News Service | Lauren Markoe | Posted 04.30.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Same-sex partners can’t marry in a United Methodist Church. But if one of the spouses works at one of the denomination’s 13 general agencies...

Giving Birth Is Not a Laughing Matter

Katey Zeh | Posted 07.03.2012 | Impact
Katey Zeh

Maternal mortality is a moral tragedy, and there are many factors that contribute to it, including health and cultural barriers. A new resolution calls upon the United Methodist Church to take action to support maternal health and family planning through advocacy and direct services.

Separating The Sheep From The Goats

Daniel Krotz | Posted 08.22.2011 | Religion
Daniel Krotz

Which one among the 39,000 different Christian denominations in the world today is the genuine Christian article? In our pursuit of becoming a Christian nation "again" how will we separate the sheep from the goats?

Methodists Make Huge Donation To Native American Massacre Memorial Site

Posted 06.27.2011 | Religion

By Chris Herlinger Religion News Service NEW YORK (RNS/ENInews) The United Methodist Church is making good on a pledge to support a learning cente...

Remembering My Mother: Love Your Neighbor and Play By the Rules

Diana Butler Bass | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Diana Butler Bass

Aunt Marcie's church taught my mother that the Great Command to "love you neighbor as yourself" was the core of of both American democracy and the Christian faith. My mother took it all very seriously. Not only did she endlessly give things away but stood up for social justice.