PORTLAND, Oregon (RNS) United Methodists, voting at their General Conference, have called on their church’s mission agency to withdraw from a group founded to end the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands. Critics see the group as more anti-Israel than pro-peace.
PORTLAND, Oregon (RNS) In an effort to stave off a schism in one of the nation’s largest Protestant denominations, United Methodist Church leaders are recommending a deferral of decisions on whether to accept LGBT clergy and allow same-sex marriage.
PORTLAND, Ore. (RNS) United Methodists who want their church to sanction Israel are regrouping after a committee at their denomination’s General Conference rejected four divestment or investment screening resolutions over the weekend.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court sought a compromise Monday (May 16) on challenges by nonprofit religious groups to the federal requirement that they play a minor role in offering free coverage of contraceptives to their female employees.