Since the World Methodist Conference in Houston, I’ve had a punishing travel schedule visiting churches and attending meetings in Nigeria, South Africa, Italy, England and Sweden. I had the rare privilege of meeting with leaders of the ecumenical family and Pope Francis twice in one month (in Rome at the meeting of Secretaries of World […]
by Presiding Elder Albert D. Tyson III, Columnist for The Christian Recorder The 21st World Methodist Conference and World Methodist Council (WMC) met in Houston, Texas, from August 30 to September 5, 2016 at the Hilton Americas-Houston. Since 1881, the WMC has brought together representatives from most major religious denominations claiming a Wesleyan heritage. Every […]
The Vice President of the Methodist Church, Rachel Lampard, has chaired the launch of a letter from over 200 faith leaders to the Prime Minister calling for more help to be given to refugees fleeing Syria, Iraq and other areas of conflict. The launch took place at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue in London on the […]
World Methodist Council General Secretary Ivan Abrahams recently signed the COP 22 Interfaith Climate Statement to World Leaders, joining other eminent global faith leaders in expressing the importance of protecting the earth from climate change. The statement is an historic effort to encourage States,corporations, and individuals to pledge to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in line […]
Preparatory works on strengthening environmental awareness through the identification of various tools of communication for the Methodist Church of Fiji and WWF-Pacific is expected to strengthen over the coming months. The commitment comes after WWF-Pacific had organized a one day consultation with the Methodist Church secretariat on the need to create general awareness on Sustainable […]
Rev. Dr. Olav Tveit, general secretary of the World Council of Churches, gave the sermon at an Ecumenical Multicultural service held at St. Stephens’ Uniting Church in Sydney, Australia on 16 October. A video of the service was live-streamed on the web, and has been archived at http://livestream.com/accounts/5690925/events/6493917 with the transcript of his sermon at www.oikoumene.org. Worship was […]
Former WMC Staff Reflects on AME Church’s Ecumenical Legacy By Mr. John Thomas III, Editor of The Christian Recorder The World Methodist Council (WMC) is composed of 80 denominations in 132 countries who trace their theological lineage to John Wesley and the Methodist movement. The WMC headquarters is located in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina. From August […]
At the 21st World Methodist Conference the World Fellowship of Methodist and Uniting Church Men, which now goes by a shortened name, WesleyMen, began its fourth quinquennial with an election of new officers. Read More about the new World President, and how your church and Men’s ministry can join the WesleyMen organization.