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United Methodist Women in Liberia display signs to protest against the rising wave of violence against women and girls in Liberia. The peaceful demonstration took place during the group’s 72nd annual session, held Jan. 21-27 in Marshall, Liberia. Photo by E Julu Swen, UMNS.

United Methodist Women in Liberia protest violence against women

Advocates aim to help women and girls by providing safe homes, counseling, legal and medical services, education and other aid. Read More

Gedion Mawoneke, Benjamin Dhliwayo and Damion Mutinhiri assemble a bicycle. United Methodist Church’s St. John’s Circuit in Mutare, Zimbabwe, is helping those in the Deaf community learn skills through the Holy Bike Sales project. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe.

Projects empower Deaf community in Zimbabwe

The United Methodist Church is helping Deaf people in the Mutare area earn a living by assembling bicycles and rearing rabbits. Read More

Everyone’s Best Friend. Photo courtesy of the Arkansas Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Ministry with everyone’s best friend

Therapy dog ministry by Pulaski Heights United Methodist Church in Arkansas brings people closer to Christ. Read More

Child holds anti-bullying sign. Photo illustration courtesy of Wikimedia Commons/Senado.

What church members can do about bullying

October is Bullying Prevention Month in the U.S. but this problem spans the globe. Get some good ideas to address the issue. Read More

Bishop Holston shares health kits with elementary students in Chusajcaba, Guatemala. Photo by the Rev. Ken Nelson.

South Carolina bishop dedicates new medical clinic in Guatemala

A medical mission and clinic built from the ground up in northwestern Guatemala has been officially dedicated to the work of the Lord. Read More

Ernest Tokpah recalls the toll Ebola took on his family during 2015 and 2016 in Ganta, Liberia.

Church institutions continue to aid post-Ebola Liberia

In the two years since Liberia was declared Ebola-free, United Methodist schools and hospitals have helped the country recover. Read More

United Methodists invented a PET project to help those unable to walk find freedom and jobs. “It’s what Christ would do if he were here.”

Wheelchairs That Work Anywhere

United Methodists invented a PET project to help those unable to walk find freedom and jobs. “It’s what Christ would do if he were here.” View

Ecologically grown vegetables. Photo by Elina Mark, Wikimedia Commons.

Wesley’s diet, exercise tips promote health

Fatty, artery-clogging treats are out. High fiber, diabetic-friendly foods are in. Fad celebrity diet? No, just following in the footsteps of Methodism founder John Wesley. Read More

Finding meaning and purpose is key to those living with dementia. Photo by Libby Weatherly Photography, courtesy Daphne Johnston.

Ministry offers meaning and purpose to those with dementia

“We are all in it together.” United Methodist program creates community and gives hope to those living with memory loss and their caregivers. Read More

A family in Bom Jesus, Angola, receives a new bed net, one of more than four million nets distributed by The United Methodist Church through the Imagine No Malaria initiative. Photograph by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Five ways The United Methodist Church has impacted malaria

April 25 is the international observance of World Malaria Day. Read how The United Methodist Church has helped to reduce malaria deaths in Africa. Read More