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Rosalynn Carter tributes highlight her reach as first lady and humanitarian

Nov. 27, 2023 20:45 PM EST

AMERICUS, Ga. (AP) — Hundreds turned out to salute Rosalynn Carter on Monday with the former U.S. first lady and global humanitarian's final journey from her rural hometown to the Jimmy Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta as her family began three days of memorials following her death at age...

Methodist Church approves split of 261 Georgia congregations after LGBTQ+ divide

Nov. 19, 2023 14:50 PM EST

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — The North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church voted to allow 261 congregations to break from the denomination amid a schism over theological differences and the role of LGBTQ+ people in the church. The conference ratified the disaffiliation requests...

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...