Day: March 5, 2016

US United Methodists vs African & Asian United Methodists

US United Methodists vs African & Asian United Methodists

For as long as TEC has been struggling with LGBT equality of all the baptized, so has the UMC. And like TEC’s overseas units, the UMC overseas units are more conservative than their US counterparts. Unlike TEC, the UMC overseas units are large enough that their representatives at the UMC quadrennial General Conference have so far been successful in preventing the UMC from embracing the full equality of its LGBT baptized. And the overseas units, unlike their US counterparts, are growing larger.

Episcopal Relief & Development achieves 75th Anniversary fundraising goal and more

Episcopal Relief & Development achieves 75th Anniversary fundraising goal and more

The 75 weeks of celebration drew on many different forms of raising awareness of the campaign and ultimately raising the funds. The goal was to raise $7.5 million. The ERD raised almost $8 million during that time.