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The importance of not adhering to traditional burial rituals protects family members from spreading the Ebola virus. Liberia has incorporated the visual arts in mural form in order to communicate information about Ebola.

Commentary: Artists join Ebola fight in Liberia

Murals share anti-Ebola health messages in Liberia. Read More

After Typhoon Hagupit, a family in Taft in the province of Eastern Samar sits by a sign that says buligi kami, which translates “Help us please.” Photo by Marlon Paano Lasaca

Swift evacuations show lessons learned from Haiyan

Education and preparedness saved lives in Typhoon Hagupit. Read More

A man salvages electrical wire in January 2005 from an area of former beachfront homes that were flattened by the tsunami in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. This month marks the 10th anniversary of the Dec. 26, 2004, Indian Ocean tsunami. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

10 years later, pointing to a good tsunami recovery

After a generous outpouring, United Methodists invested millions to work with communities displaced by Dec. 26, 2004, Indian Ocean tsunami. Read More

(From left) Jane Bucher, Pauline Alvirez, David Alvirez, Raul Alegria, Bilha Alegria, Bishop Minerva Carcaño are a few of the attendees of the Dec. 6 awards dinner at Scarritt Bennett.

Courageous women honored at Scarritt Bennett dinner

Center began honoring social activists seven years ago. Read More

Young adults from the Sierra Leone Annual Conference reenact skits relating the Ebola virus prevention and treatment in effort to educate. Their efforts are target people who cannot read or write or have access to radio and new media. The person in the head wrap represents an herbalist who works in “African magic.” In the skit, the young man affected with Ebola is brought to the herbalist but dies. The brother who was exposed to the Ebola patient survives as he reports for (medical) treatment early. The message is that no superstitious power can cure Ebola; contact with an infected person can lead to infection; and there is a better chance for survival if one reports it early. The training was developed by the Youth and Young Adult Ministries. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS

News Service poll: Ebola voted top story of 2014

Church communicators vote Ebola and The United Methodist Church's efforts to fight the deadly virus as the top story of 2014. Read More

United Methodists this year mourned the passing of pioneering leaders of United Methodist Women, a founder of United Methodist Men and a poet who met with Presidents. Photo illustration by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications

2014: United Methodists of note remembered

United Methodists mourned the passing of pioneering leaders of United Methodist Women, a champion of United Methodist Men and a poet who met with Presidents. Read More

A woman carries a 25-kilogram (55-pound) bag of rice she received through the food distribution in Topoe Village outside Monrovia by the United Methodist Committee on Relief and The United Methodist Church in Liberia. Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS

Food arrives in time for Christmas in Ebola-ravaged village

Food distribution makes Christmas a little brighter for Ebola survivors and others in Liberian village. Read More

Steven Benson, an Anglican priest and TV producer, shoots video of the congregation at Knutsford Methodist Church in Cheshire, England, to share with the United Methodist Erlöserkirche (Church of the Redeemer) in Bremen, Germany, on Christmas Eve. Photo by Kathleen LaCameraUMNS

WWI truce spurs Christmas Eve call for peace

Methodist congregations in England, Germany have joined together to observe 100th anniversary of unofficial truce. Read More

President Obama greets supporters from the doorway of Air Force One upon his arrival at Berry Field Air National Guard Base in Nashville, Tennessee. Obama spoke about his recent executive actions on immigration at Casa Azafrán, an immigrant community center.

President Obama: Faith is seeing the stranger as yourself

Obama speaks at Nashville immigrant community center about shifting priorities on deportations. Read More

United Methodist Chaplain William “Tom” Carter (center), age 26, helps an injured man whose truck hit a mine 30 miles north of Saigon, Vietnam. Carter added the cross to his helmet with a grease pencil.

Chaplain looks back on 50 years of service to church

Chaplain Tom Carter said, “My ministry started with this agency and is coming to a time of wonderful reflection of what I have done in this service.” Read More