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The United Mehtodist Church is one of serveral Methodist and Wesleyan denominations with 11 mio members across the world. The whole Methodist family organized in the World Methodist Council has around 80 mio. members.

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Bishop Alsted re-elected for 4 more years


Bishop Christian Alsted has been re-elected as a United Methodist episcopal leader by delegates at the Northern Europe and Eurasia Central Conference.

Alsted, 54, was re-elected Oct. 21 at the centra


News from the General Conference 2016


For 11 days 860 delegates, approximately 150 bishops, and a couple of thousand visitors, staff and volunteers made the convention center in Portland Oregon their home. The following are some of the ma


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Evangelical group plans for what’s next


Leaders of the Wesleyan Covenant Association leave open the possibility of a church split. But no matter what happens, group leaders say they’ll be prepared.

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Reactions vary to ruling on clergy qualifications


Judicial Council’s decision says that conference boards of ordained ministry must consider sexuality when assessing candidates.

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Bishop Ough: ‘The entire church is rightly watching’


Council of Bishops’ president speaks candidly to colleagues of leadership challenges amid divisions over homosexuality.

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Church in Zimbabwe donates food for female prisoners


In addition to helping with the food shortage at Chikurubi Prison, church members plan to start a horticultural training program for inmates.

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Commentary: Attorney on confusion over Oliveto’s status-REDIRECT


Attorney for Western Jurisdiction contends Bishop Oliveto’s election, consecration proper under church law.

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