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Statement by National Religious Campaign Against Torture

June 1, 2016

A statement from the Rev. Ron Stief, Executive Director, National Religious Campaign Against Torture

Clergy vote not to approve T.C. Morrow

June 1, 2016

Clergy members of the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference, meeting June 1 in an Executive Session, did not approve Tara “T.C.” Morrow for commissioning as a Deacon in The United Methodist Church.

2016 General Conference wrap-up

June 1, 2016

The 12 delegates elected to the 2016 General Conference by the Baltimore-Washington Conference joined members from throughout the global church as they gathered May 10-20 in Portland, Ore., to chart the future of the church.

2016 Appointments

May 31, 2016

Bishop Marcus Matthews and the Cabinet of the Baltimore-Washington Conference announce the following clergy appointments. The appointments are effective July 1, 2016. You may also download this listing as a print-friendly PDF.  May 31 Rev...

Bidding the bishop a fond farewell

May 25, 2016

Words of heartfelt gratitude and soulful reflection marked each of the four regional farewell ceremonies that honored Bishop Marcus Matthews for his 42 years of ministry, of which all but eight years was spent serving God in the...

Is Baltimore ‘rising’ a year after Freddie Gray’s death?

May 25, 2016

“Still I Rise,” by Maya Angelou, has been a source of empowerment for African American women since it was written. It has become a source of inspiration for the city of Baltimore since the unrest last spring. As I have reflected on the events of...

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