People pray on Orange Ave. in Orlando, near the Pulse night club.
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Statment on the Orlando Nightclub Shooting

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Our heartfelt prayers go out to the family and friends of those killed and injured by the senseless act of violence on innocent people at The Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla., early Sunday morning. This massacre was a cowardly attack on the rights and freedom of all peace-loving people. The World Methodist Council condemns all acts of violence, hatred and bigotry, and affirms the dignity of all persons irrespective of race, religion, or sexual orientation. We pray for God’s peace to touch the lives of all those affected, and we continue to hope for a day when that peace extends to the


UPDATE: 21st World Methodist Conference – 15 weeks

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COUNTDOWN: 15 WEEKS TO GO! We are now just 15 weeks away from the beginning of The 21st World Methodist Conference! See what is in store and what is happening as preparations are being made for this historic gathering! General Secretary Abrahams at UMC General Conference Bishop Abrahams will preach at the UMC General Conference worship service on 17 May from 8:00 – 10:00 am. You can watch it live at Sneak Peek – Rev. Dr. Harold Good (Plenary Day 2) Rev. Dr. Harold Good is a respected peacemaker and the former president of the Methodist Church in Ireland. Hear his