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California bishop acquitted in first United Methodist court trial of its kind in nearly a century

Sep. 22, 2023 21:04 PM EDT

A United Methodist Church court acquitted a California bishop Friday of all charges in the first trial of one of the church’s bishops in nearly a century. Bishop Minerva Carcaño, the first Latina bishop in the denomination and a prominent voice on behalf of immigrants, faced four...

Clergy dish up meatball sundaes, pickle ice pops and a little faith at the Minnesota State Fair

Aug. 31, 2023 08:08 AM EDT

FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. (AP) — As the sun rose on an unusually steamy opening day of the Minnesota State Fair, Jeff Knott and his two daughters joined the already long breakfast line outside the Hamline Church Dining Hall. The Lutheran family, at the fair to show the teen girls’...

United Methodists lose one-fifth of US churches in schism driven by growing defiance of LGBTQ bans

Jul. 06, 2023 12:06 PM EDT

More than 6,000 United Methodist congregations — a fifth of the U.S. total — have now received permission to leave the denomination amid a schism over theology and the role of LGBTQ people in the nation's second-largest Protestant denomination. Those figures emerge following the...