Inside Higher Ed: A UMC conference sues SMU after it amended its governance documents to separate itself from church authority. The move follows actions by the UMC to strengthen prohibitions on same-sex marriage.
United Methodist News Service: Jurisdictional conference sues SMU
Religion News Service: About 400 ministry leaders filled a sold-out auditorium at the Billy Graham Center for GC2: Facing Hard Truths and Challenges of Pastoral Ministry, focused on the topics of leadership, burnout and mental health.
America: In February 1943, upon receiving a summons for conscription into the German Wehrmacht, the military forces of Adolf Hitler, the Austrian farmer and Third Order Franciscan Franz Jägerstätter sealed his eventual fate: martyrdom.
Reuters: Hundreds of protesters took to the streets in India on Monday as Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government offered a controversial bill in parliament that would give citizenship to non-Muslim minorities from three neighboring countries.
Crux: After being initially reported that the Vatican had postponed the beatification of Fulton Sheen, the Diocese of Rochester, where Sheen served as an auxiliary bishop from 1959 to 1966, acknowledged in a statement that it had requested the delay "to allow for further review of his role in priests' assignments."