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The Rev. Ted A. Campbell

Commentary: Church separation calmly considered

Practicalities of denominational division up could have `deeply adverse’ effects, writes the Rev. Ted A. Campbell in a commentary about possible schism of The United Methodist Church. Read More

Writer and photographer Ken Garfield shakes hands with the Rev. Billy Graham. Garfield, who wrote a book, “Billy Graham-A Life in Pictures,” is the director of communications at Myers Park United Methodist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo courtesy of Triumph Books/The Charlotte Observer.

Graham influenced many United Methodists

Evangelist famed for televised revivals also took ecumenical approach in spreading the gospel. Read More

Community members, staff and volunteers wish Craig Kirwin (seated, right) a happy birthday during the twice-weekly community café at Wharton and Cleggs Lane Church and Community Centre in Little Hulton, England. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

British church stays alive through service

In northern England, a dying church starts a men’s health group and joins forces with another small congregation to become a real presence in the community. Read More

Bob Bartindale, a British Methodist lay minister, used Cleggs Lane as a case study in a dissertation for his master’s degree in practical theology. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Cleggs Lane as a case study

Can the church positively engage with the community on mental health issues? An engineer turned Methodist lay minister made it the focus of his masters dissertation. Read More

Bishop Christian Alsted (far left), Bishop John Yambasu (center back) and Bishop Rosemarie Wenner (far right) join trainees at the dedication of the new United Methodist Women’s Training Center in Bo, southern Sierra Leone. Photo by Phileas Jusus, UMNS.

New training center for women opens in Sierra Leone

The United Methodist Church in Germany provided funds to build the new United Methodist Women’s Training Center for disadvantaged women and girls. Read More

British Methodists open doors to stay relevant

Like their U.S. counterparts, British Methodist churches face both challenges and opportunities in an increasingly secular society. Read More

Yah Dorliea, a United Methodist University nursing student, listens intently during a ceremony consecrating the new nursing school in Ganta, Liberia. The school is part of the Winifred J. Harley College of Health Sciences. Photo by E Julu Swen, UMNS.

United Methodist University opens new nursing school campus

The school is the first College of Health Sciences department to relocate to Ganta, a move funded by Global Ministries’ Global Health unit. Read More

James H. Salley sits in the driver seat of a tractor as a child in 1957 surrounded by three of his sisters. Salley, who grew up on his family’s farm in Allendale County, S.C., has established a scholarship at Africa University in honor of his hardworking parents, Marie and James Salley. Photo courtesy of James H. Salley.

Africa University’s top fundraiser endows scholarship

James H. Salley, the top fundraiser for Africa University, has donated more than $130,000 for an endowed scholarship to honor his parents and to help educate students from across Africa. Read More

The sign at the United Methodist Building in Washington, where the Board of Church and Society’s offices are, was changed after the mass shooting at a Parkland, Fla., high school. Photo courtesy of United Methodist Board of Church and Society.

Pastors, churches respond to Florida massacre

As pastors and churches near a mass school shooting respond, one church leader says United Methodists must do more than pray about gun violence. Read More

The Rev. Sylvester Holima (center) organizes United Methodist young adults at UMC House, the home office of the Sierra Leone Conference, in Freetown, as they prepare to take the No Election Violence Campaign on the road. Regional missionary Finda Quiwa (standing, back left, in black head dress) funded the two-day campaign. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

United Methodists preach peaceful Sierra Leone elections

A team of young adults hit the road to promote an anti-violence message ahead of March 7 elections. Read More