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Words from a Bishop: We are all holy and beloved

 Holy. Beloved. Valuable. These are the words Bishop Sandra Steiner Ball wants delegates to remember about themselves as they enter the final days of the 2016 General Conference of The United Methodist Church. “I see each person first as a child of God,” she said. “We are gifts to one another.” The bishop shared her […]

In Their Own Words: Rev. Mike Tupper

Last week I talked with Rev. Mike Tupper, a UMC clergy person serving in Michigan who has been sleeping outside in a tent since November 30. Rev. Tupper is protesting the exclusionary policies of the UMC about GLBTQI persons, including his daughter. Mike officiated at his daughter’s wedding in 2014 and another same-sex marriage in […]

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