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BOOM statement on its recommendation
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From its beginning, Methodism has had a rich appreciation for theological diversity. John Wesley recognized what sociologists are now beginning to measure with great precision: that organizational systems which intentionally foster and celebrate diversity of all sorts are healthier and more...

ROCK brings 5,000 to Ocean City
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More than 5,000 youth, young adults and their leaders gathered in Ocean City, Md., the first weekend of February, for the annual ROCK retreat. It is the largest gathering of United Methodists each year in the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

How we worshipped after Winter Storm Jonas
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As Winter Storm Jonas doused the Baltimore-Washington Conference with historic levels of snow Jan. 22 and 23, United Methodists wondered: will we have worship on Jan. 24, or not? The answers played out on social media and ranged from being fully closed to being fully open.

Moore-Koikoi endorsed as episcopal candidate
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On Jan. 16, the Rev. Cynthia Moore-Koikoi, superintendent of the Baltimore Metropolitan District, took her first major step in being considered for the episcopacy in the Northeastern Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church.

BWC delegation finds strength in its diversity
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Every third Saturday, you will find a group of Baltimore-Washington Conference United Methodists huddled together at the Conference Mission Center discussing everything from Scripture to the Book of Discipline and Social Principals; from human sexuality to global relationships, economic...

Inter-faith musicians pursue harmony
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In December, Colesville UMC hosted an unlikely Jewish-American and Palestine-Muslim duo in concert, entitled “In Pursuit of Harmony.” The members of In Pursuit of Harmony are celebrated and award winning Jewish-American songwriter/producer Michael Hunter Ochs and noted Palestinian...