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Just Resolution Achieved in Same-Gender Wedding Complaint

UMNS photo by Mike Dubose. ​A complaint regarding the same-gender wedding ceremony conducted by clergy of the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference on November 9, 2013, at Arch Street United Methodist Church, was… Read more

“Aksanti Sana” to and from East Congo United Methodists

Expressions of thanks were heard and received all across the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as a group of bishops and general secretaries from the United States made its… Read more

Clergy to discuss covenant, sexuality in October dialogues

The Rev. Greg Ellis awaits an answer during legislative debate at Annual Conference in May. Of 25 resolutions before the body six were referred to the Cabinet and will be… Read more

Standing our ground: ‘We are all accountable’

An urgent appeal from Bishop Peggy A. Johnson, Philadelphia Episcopal Area On August 9 18-year-old Michael Brown, an unarmed African American youth in Ferguson, Mo., was fatally shot multiple times… Read more

Bishop agrees to reinstate Schaefer after successful appeal

The following is a public statement by Philadelphia Episcopal Area Bishop Peggy A. Johnson, Bishop of the Eastern Pennsylvania and Peninsula-Delaware (regional) conferences. Her statement is in response to today’s… Read more

Annual Conference 2014: Set apart for holy conferencing

By Bishop Peggy Johnson (shown here at the 2013 Annual Conference Ordination Service) Welcome to the time of preparation for the Eastern Pennsylvania Annual Conference, a time when we prepare… Read more

NEJ youth stretch their horizons on Mission of Peace

Bishop Peggy Johnson returned home Jan. 15 with 18 youth and other adult guides from a fascinating three-week Mission of Peace in and around Johannesburg and Capetown, South Africa. The… Read more