News and Views

July 2016

Bishop Easterling assigned to BWC

July 15, 2016

Bishop LaTrelle Easterling has been assigned as episcopal leader of the Baltimore-Washington Conference, effective Sept. 1. Easterling becomes the first female bishop in the 232-year history of the BWC.

Northeastern elects Easterling as bishop

July 15, 2016

With 119 votes, 18 more than she needed, LaTrelle Miller Easterling was elected as bishop by the Northeastern Jurisdiction on July 14.

Cynthia Moore-Koikoi elected bishop on 11th ballot

July 13, 2016

On the 11th ballot of the 2016 Northeastern Jurisdictional Conference, reported just before 9 p.m. on July 13, the Rev. Cynthia Moore-Koikoi was elected as a bishop in The United Methodist Church.

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Statement by College of Bishops of the Northeastern Jurisdiction

July 13, 2016

As we gather for this Jurisdictional Conference many persons have been confronted and consumed with the overwhelming reports of shootings and violence. Life taken! Trust broken! Anger and fear growing.

Clear, prophetic voices now needed

July 10, 2016

About this week, first, I believe we all need to be in prayer for the families of those police officers who lost their lives and were shot in Dallas last night.

End the Culture of Violence

July 10, 2016

Black and Brown Americans live with the existential terror they will be shot by a criminally motivated police officer. After the night of terror in Dallas, good police officers find themselves anxious about being targeted by disturbed snipers...