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Kathleen Thomas Sano Has Died

Brothers and sisters, It is with deep sadness that I inform you that early this morning Kathy Thomas Sano died. Kathy was the spouse of Bishop Roy Sano. Together they served the California-Pacific Conference faithfully over the 1992-2000 period. Kathy was a significant leader in The United Methodist Church serving on the staff of the […]

Recently Read: Misattributing Evil

by Mark Tooley United Methodist Bishop Minerva Carcano of the California-Pacific Conference responded to the Orlando gay nightclub mass murders by a reported pro-ISIS Islamist with the suggestion that her denomination’s traditional marriage teaching is to blame: As I have prayed for the victims of this latest shooting, for the shooter and his family, for […]

Multimedia: Immigration Rally

A collaborative effort featuring photos from Skyler Nimmons (Indiana Conference), Paul Jeffrey (United Methodist News Service), and audio from UMR managing editor Laura Harbert Allen. “It’s based on the mandate of Christ, to welcome the refugee,” said Bishop Minerva Carcano of the California-Pacific Conference. Today’s rally took place outside the Oregon Convention Center in downtown […]

Bishop on front lines of immigration battle

By Lilly Fowler, Religion News Service… PASADENA, Calif.—When United Methodist Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño talks about tussling with political bigwigs on the topic of immigration reform, she is poised, yet forceful. As the first female Hispanic bishop elected in the nation’s second-largest Protestant denomination, Bishop Carcaño has had a lot of practice keeping her cool, […]

Bishop Coyner faults Western Jurisdiction for gay rights stand

Indiana Area Bishop Michael J. Coyner on Oct. 15 published his criticisms of the Western Jurisdiction’s stand against the United Methodist Church’s teaching on homosexuality.Delegates to the Western Jurisdiction’s meeting July 18-21 adopted a “Statement of Gospel Obedience” that says the denomination is in error in its stance that the practice of homosexuality “is incompatible […]

UM response mixed on immigration law ruling

United Methodist advocates for comprehensive immigration reform see the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Arizona’s immigration law, SB 1070, as progress. But they are disappointed by the upholding of a provision that allows police to check the immigration status of anyone detained if there is reasonable suspicion the person might in the United States illegally. […]