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Claremont School of Theology

Progressive Clarion Call at Claremont’s Commencement

May 27, 2016

Throughout his commencement speech, Jim Winkler proclaimed a starkly progressive agenda fitting of change for a “contemporary religious world.”

General Conference

General Conference 2016: A Triumph for Orthodoxy

May 27, 2016

Historical perspective is helpful in understanding why the recent United Methodist General Conference may have been the most faithful to Scripture and to the UMC Book of Discipline of any that have been held in the past forty years.


Lessons from Church and Society at GC2016

May 24, 2016

IRD Board Member Sara Anderson shares her thoughts from observing the Church and Society A committee at General Conference 2016.

Roe v. Wade

United Methodists Repeal Previous Endorsement of Roe v. Wade

May 21, 2016

United Methodists have taken major steps toward affirming the sanctity of all human life during their denomination’s General Conference meeting this week in Portland.


United Methodists Quit Abortion Coalition

May 19, 2016

United Methodists have voted to require church boards and agencies to withdraw immediately from an organization that advocates for abortion on demand.

Anti-Israel Coalition

United Methodists Vote to Encourage Disaffiliation from Anti-Israel Coalition

May 17, 2016

Delegates adopted a proposal asking to conclude agency affiliation with the U.S. Campaign to End the Occupation on a vote of 478 to 319.

Susan Henry-Crowe

UMC Official: Christians, Jews, and Muslims on Same “Spiritual Journey”

April 20, 2016

The Rev. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe, General Secretary of the UMC’s GBCS, preached at the Washington National Cathedral on Sunday, April 17.

The CT's May 2014 sexuality dialogue panel (Photo: Diane Degan, United Methodist Communications)

The Sexuality Dialogue U.S. United Methodist Leaders Dare Not Try

November 12, 2015

UMC leaders in the USA try every type of dialogue on sexual morality but one.

Mr. Mefford truthfully representing GBCS values January 22.

Christians March for Life Plus Some Methodist Mockery

January 23, 2015

Yesterday’s March for Life in Washington, D.C. was a tremendous day both as a demonstration for human rights and a display of Christian unity. Catholic bishops marched with Anglican bishops and Orthodox clergy, with…


Mainline Churches Hold Israel-Bashing Peace Service

September 6, 2014

On Wednesday September 3rd, a group of mainline churches and Christian organizations organized a National Service of Mourning in remembrance of the lives lost in the recent Israel-Gaza conflict at Calvary Baptist Church. Located…

Protest edit

Arrested Faith Leaders Demand End to Deportations

August 2, 2014

More than 100 immigration activists, including two United Methodist bishops, were arrested outside of the White House Thursday afternoon after a protest demanding the president halt all deportations.

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Churches Push for Peace with North Korea

July 30, 2014

Should the United States pay Koreans $10 trillion in reparations? Is North Korea the victim of “demonization and propaganda”? Participants in an ecumenical roundtable seemed to think so.