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On #GivingTuesday, think United Methodist Church

United Methodist agencies, nonprofits take part in #GivingTuesday. Read More

People line up for lunch at Santa Anita Park in April 1942. The park, a converted racetrack, was the United States’ largest assembly center for Japanese Americans on their way to internment camps. Photo courtesy of Creative Commons/National Archives and Records Administration

Amid hysteria, a call for hospitality

Bishop Roy Sano personally attests to the costs of fear. He was among the U.S. citizens the U.S. government interned during World War II. Read More

The Global Media Monitoring Project’s 2015 report was launched during a Nov. 23 press conference at the United Nations. Representatives of United Methodist Women, the World Association for Christian Communication and UN Women took part. Poster graphic courtesy of WACC

2015 report: Women lag far behind men in media coverage

Globally, progress stands still over past five years in portrayal and representation of women in the news media. Read More

The front page of Liberia’s leading investigative news magazine questions the presence of the Ebola virus in the country.

Ebola resurfaces in Liberia

The new outbreak occurred in the Paynesville a suburb of Monrovia. Read More

Suzanne Rabb (left) and Cindy Dixon (right) sing a hymn during the dedication of Dixon Rabb Hall at the Sager Brown Depot in Baldwin, La. At rear is the Rev. Tom Hazelwood, former head of U.S. disaster response for UMCOR. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Honoring memory, mission at Sager Brown

New dorm at United Methodist Committee on Relief supply depot pays tribute to the Revs. Sam Dixon and Clinton Rabb, who died from injuries in 2010 Haiti earthquake. Read More

When he landed on the Greek island of Lesbos on Oct. 30, 2015, Nabil Minas, a refugee from Syria, carried his children through the water and left them on the shore, then fell on his face and kissed the ground. A Christian, he crossed himself and covered his face with his hands, weeping with joy.

Seeking refuge across the sea

United Methodist photojournalist witnesses arrival of refugees in Greece and heroics of volunteers providing assistance. Read More

During Lumad Solidarity Day, Datu Dulphing Ogan (standing) expresses his gratitude. Datu means chief. Seated, third from the left, is the Rev. Joey Umali with other United Methodist leaders and the Lumad people. A UMNS photo courtesy of Noel Vincent P. Miguel.

Church leaders decry violence against Lumads

United Methodists condemn violence against Lumads, an indigenous people in the Philippines. Read More

A group of scholars from Operation Classroom shown during a recent fact-finding trip to Sierra Leone. Photo courtesy of Bob Coolman

Commentary: New directions for Operation Classroom

Operation Classroom, long committed to improving education in Sierra Leone and Liberia, is taking a new direction. Read More

At Berkasovo, Serbia, refugees from Syria and other countries cross the border into Croatia on Sept. 28, 2015. A 2015 file photo by Paul Jeffrey for the ACT Alliance

Speaking up for Syrian refugees

Some United Methodists say U.S. governors wrong to seek to close borders after Paris attacks. Read More

A consulting team tours the Taiama Secondary School campus to look at some of the unused property which could be renovated for the proposed academy. Photo by Phileas Julu, UMNS

Sierra Leone project aims to educate, create entrepreneurs

Operation Classroom and United Methodists in Sierra Leone collaborate on school that will provide hands-on career training. Read More