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United Methodist bishops in Africa, meeting at Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe, have issued a Sept. 11 letter outlining new actions to combat poverty on the continent. The bishops that make up the church's African College of Bishops expressed "righteous indignation at the current plight of our continent" and resolved to work with professional, community and nongovernmental organizations and agencies to alleviate poverty in Africa. They view the United Methodist-related university as a vital resource toward that goal. A UMNS photo by Andra Stevens. Photo #080869. Accompanies UMNS story #382. 9/15/08.

Their Silence is Deafening

December 8, 2015

It has been over a month since African UMC bishops issued their public statement addressing terrorism, marriage and family. Not a single U.S. bishop has gone on record publicly in support of it.


UM Bishop for Same-Sex Ceremonies

December 3, 2012

By Bart Gingerich At a recent conference, retired United Methodist Bishop Melvin Talbert expressed his willingness to participate in same-sex weddings. The event was the Lake Junaluska Multicultural Conference 2012: Creating a Church for…


UM Bishop Willing to Participate in Same-Sex Marriage Ceremonies

December 3, 2012

At a recent conference, retired United Methodist Bishop Melvin Talbert expressed his willingness to participate in same-sex weddings. The event was the Lake Junaluska Multicultural Conference 2012: Creating a Church for All People. Directed…


Lake Junaluska: Where Pacifism Meets Anti-Israel and Anti-American Bias

November 13, 2012

  On November 8-11, liberals from across the southeast retreated to United Methodism’s Lake Junaluska Center for the 2012 Peace Conference. Though United Methodists comprised the majority of attendants, spokespeople from a wide array…


Ed Robb Preaches at Lake Junaluska

September 25, 2012

There is a distinct pleasure in watching a companion persevere in the faith. It is particularly pleasant to see one of IRD’s dear friends continues to preach the Gospel to this day. The Rev….