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Methodist Church moves towards divestment from oil and gas companies

(Photo: Unsplash/Chris Liverani)The Methodist Church is to consider divestment from all oil and gas companies "not currently aligned with the Paris Agreement".  The Paris Agreement, signed in 2015, commits UN member states to keeping a global temperature rise this century to below 2C above pre-industrial levels, and to helping countries mitigate the impact of climate... Read more

Methodist Church urges HSBC to reconsider support for Hong Kong security law

(Photo: Reuters)The Methodist Church of Great Britain has written to HSBC calling for a re-think of its support for new security laws in Hong Kong. It said the national security law, which came into effect in July despite widespread consternation, was a threat to democracy and human rights in Hong Kong.  HSBC's Asia-Pacific chief executive... Read more

New Methodist President and Vice-President inducted in online Conference

The new Methodist President, Rev Richard Teal, and Vice-President Carolyn LawrenceThe Rev Richard Teal has been inducted as the new President of the Methodist Conference.  The ceremony took place during Conference on Saturday at Cliff College in Derbyshire. Conference is the annual legislative meeting of the Methodist Church, where policies and measures are adopted. It... Read more

Methodist Church has ‘not eradicated the problem’ of racism yet, says Conference Secretary

(Photo: Unsplash/Julian Wan)The Methodist Church in Britain has been told it must "recognize that we have not eradicated the problem" of racism yet.Rev Dr Jonathan Hustler, Secretary of the Conference, said he was "appalled" by the brutal killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis last month, and the continued injustice experienced by Black, Asian and Minority... Read more

United Methodist Church Proposes Break up Over LGBTQ Views | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] The United Methodist Churcha denomination with greater than 13 million memberscould quickly cut up.   This afternoon, the United Methodist Council of Bishops launched an announcement saying {that a} various group of representatives from United Methodist advocacy teams with contrasting views and bishops from world wide has collaborated on a proposed settlement... Read more