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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, […]

Adam Hamilton to preach at Inaugural Prayer Service on Tuesday

The Rev. Adam Hamilton, pastor of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kan., and an author of  popular books on Christian faith, has been chosen to give the sermon at the Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service on Tuesday. Follow this link to register for the National Cathedral live video streaming of this service:  http://inauguration2013.nationalcathedral.org/wnc/inauguration/ […]

Religious labels matter less in 2012 campaign

By Bob Smietana, USA Today… There aren’t any white Protestants on the presidential ballot this year—a first in American history. Instead, the race features two Catholic candidates for vice president, and a Mormon Republican and African-American mainline Protestant for president. Perhaps lucky for all of them, voters care more about issues such as social justice […]

UM Agency applauds Supreme Court decision on health care law

The UMC’s General Board of Church and Society cheered the U.S. Supreme Court decision Thursday that upholds the health care act championed by President Obama. “The Affordable Care Act is a huge step in the right direction and we celebrate provisions in that law that continue to fill the gaps and expand existing health care, […]