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Migrants form a crowd at the Keleti pályaudvar train station Sept. 2 in Budapest while waiting passage to Germany, Austria and other wealthier countries within the European Union where the laws on refugee protection are better. Photo by Daniel Peters for UMNS

Coping with Europe’s migration crisis

United Methodists find both a challenge and a blessing in providing support and advocacy for global migrants. Read More

CME Bishop Lawrence Reddick said the objectives of the “Liberty and Justice for All” campaign include criminal justice reform, education reform, economic justice, gun safety reform, and voting rights. Photo courtesy of Steven Martin, National Council of Churches

Churches should make fighting racism a priority

Methodist denominations launch a “Liberty and Justice for All” initiative to fight racism. Read More

Dr. Francis Karteh, a United Methodist and Liberia’s chief medical officer, volunteered to take the Ebola vaccine six months ago. He is healthy and showing no signs of complications.

Ebola trial vaccine participant happy with results

United Methodist doctor who took experimental Ebola vaccine said he is healthy and has no signs of complications. Read More

Changes are coming to the health coverage of bishops and agency employees. They are steps in avoiding the

Bishops, agencies to see insurance changes

United Methodists take steps to avoid the Affordable Care Act’s “Cadillac” tax of high-cost health coverage. Read More

The Rev. Irvin Boudreaux discusses recovery efforts at Brooks United Methodist Church in New Orleans in 2006 nearly a year after Hurricane Katrina. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Pretty on the outside, still broken inside

Not everything is fixed and not everyone has come home after Hurricane Katrina but the church connection worked. Read More

Dorothy Booker walks along the incomplete outdoor prayer pavilion at historic Gulfside Assembly in Waveland, Miss. Hurricane Katrina destroyed every building on the grounds in 2005. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Gulfside Assembly re-imagining future of historic site

Katrina hit just 16 days after Gulfside Assembly had celebrated opening the Norris Center, a $3 million building named for Bishop Alfred L. Norris. Read More

A Mexican folklore dance group from Wisconsin performs during the MARCHA 2015 Awards and Recognition Banquet in Madison, Wis., on August 15, 2015. Photo by Gustavo Vasquez, UMNS

MARCHA 2015 focuses on equity, justice and peace

Celebration, contemplation and conversation punctuate annual gathering of United Methodism’s Hispanic/Latino caucus. Read More

Linda Bloom is a reporter with the United Methodist News Service. File photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

News service marks 75 years of telling United Methodist story

The official news agency of the church provides coverage that reflects John Wesley’s view of the world as his parish. Read More

Women lay wreaths at the spot where Hannah Bockaire’s body was found on Lumley Beach in western Freetown, Sierra Leone.  United Methodists are among those protesting her brutal death and alleged gang rape. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS

Death of young woman in Sierra Leone sparks protests

United Methodist women add their voices to those of women’s rights, religious and civil society leaders angered by brutal crime. Read More

Earl Wollitt (right, foreground) casts his eyes upward during worship at Seashore Mission United Methodist Church in Biloxi, Miss. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Homeless shelter feeds bodies and souls

Hurricane Katrina destroyed Seashore Mission, but it has relocated and serves more than 200 meals, three days a week to the poor and homeless. Read More