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After election, Ga. Church hosts day of prayer & unity

By Kara Witherow, Special Contributor… In a years-long election cycle filled with vitriol, rancor, discord and divisiveness, voters quickly grew weary of the partisan politics that dominated airwaves, conversations, Facebook feeds and daily discussions. But with its Day of Prayer and Unity, Mulberry Street United Methodist Church in Macon, Ga., sought to come together as […]

45 United Methodists in diverse Congress

By Albert J. Menendez, United Methodist News Service… WASHINGTON—Forty-five United Methodists will serve in the 113th United States Congress, three fewer than in the 112th. The new Congress, which will convene on Jan. 3, 2013, will be the most religiously diverse in the nation’s history. According to an analysis by the Pew Forum on Religion […]

2012 election made statement for inclusivity

By Gilbert Caldwell, Special Contributor… The Nov. 6 election expressed how we in the United States intend “to live our lives together.” I use this language because in the Episcopal Greetings in the Book of Discipline it is said, “This is the most current statement of how United Methodists agree to live their lives together.” […]