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Bishop Hagiya’s Christmas Message 2017

Christmas joy to all of you:

We are living through some difficult and challenging times. Our contemporary world has been described by the U.S. Army War College after the Cold War, as a VUCA world: “Volatility, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous.” … Read More

Bishop Hagiya’s Call to Action on 2017 Fires

The California-Pacific Conference is currently in touch with on the ground personnel, UMCOR, and local churches to coordinate our collective response.

This is a Call to Action to be the light of hope in the Southern California area this … Read More

Bishop Hagiya’s Thanksgiving Message 2017

There is some relief, even joy, as I write this message to our California-Pacific Conference. You see, I am not writing in the midst of the latest world catastrophe, responding to some act of mindless violence, or grieving over the … Read More

Bishop Hagiya’s Call to Prayer on the Las Vegas Shooting

If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.

1 Corinthians 13:1 (New International Version)

I know that God is in agony over … Read More

Bishop Hagiya’s Statement on DACA Announcement

Yesterday, I joined many United Methodists and an array of inter-religious and multi-ethnic leaders at La Plaza United Methodist Church (Los Angeles, CA) to denounce the phasing out of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

The … Read More

Bishop Hagiya’s Call to Prayer on Charlottesville and Racism

The blatant racism displayed in Charlottesville, VA these past several days is yet another reminder of the need to look inward into our own prejudices that enable such actions to be tolerated in our nation.

History has shown us how … Read More

Bishop Hagiya’s Call to Prayer for Guam and Korea

As tensions mount between North Korea and the United States, all of us need to be in prayer for cooler heads and the calming of fears. We here in the California-Pacific Conference are especially affected by these tensions, as we … Read More

Bishop Hagiya’s Message on Judicial Council Decision No. 1341

As you have probably already heard, the Judicial Council met this past week and released its ruling on the South Central Jurisdictional challenge to Bishop Karen Oliveto’s election as a Bishop in our Western Jurisdiction.

The decision came as a … Read More

Bishop Hagiya’s Message on the Upcoming Judicial Council Meeting

Grace and Peace to you in the name of our Risen Savior, Jesus.

I write to keep you informed of an important matter involving the Western Jurisdiction of The United Methodist Church. It is important to keep you apprised of … Read More

Bishop Hagiya’s Easter 2017 Message

Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God … Read More