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Bishop Hagiya’s Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson

Bishop Hagiya’s Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson

The UMC stance is balanced and compassionate and takes into account the autonomy of women to make their own decision on what is best for their lives and the future. In the end, no legal court, no political system, and no church can unilaterally make that decision for an individual woman. 

Bishop Hagiya’s Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson

Bishop Hagiya’s Statement on Shootings in Buffalo and Laguna Woods

This past weekend brought me to my knees, yet again, as shots rang out in Buffalo, New York, and Laguna Woods, California. In both cases, the lone gunman took the lives of others because of hate for the victim’s racial and ethnic identities. None of those killed in...
A Statement from the Bishop and Appointive Cabinet

A Statement from the Bishop and Appointive Cabinet

As United Methodists we, the bishop and the members of the Desert Southwest Conference Appointive Cabinet, have been in prayer for our pastors and our United Methodist churches and would like to share a statement of faith and grace.

An Easter Message from Bishop Grant Hagiya

An Easter Message from Bishop Grant Hagiya

As we observe the most sacred of days for us as Christians, let me remind you that we walk the same journey as Jesus during this time. Today, we are reminded of the pain, suffering, and torture that Jesus experienced on Good Friday. It was more than any human could...
Bishop Hagiya’s Statement on Dobbs v. Jackson

Bishop Grant’s Statement on Ukraine

While praying for the people of Ukraine, Europe, and all peoples of the world, I also rely on the witness and call we have as United Methodists to stand against war and war making in all its forms.

Clear Openings

As the Bishop and Appointive Cabinet prepare of the appointment year 2022, the Cabinet has agreed to use a practice that Bishop Grant has used for most of his episcopal career. It is our prayer that people experience a stronger sense of transparency and collaboration in the appointment process.

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