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The Rev. Bibine Kibonge of Manono is giving shelter to people displaced by the ongoing clashes between tribes.

Church acts as bridge between warring tribes in Congo

United Methodists shelter displaced families and work on peace building to bring together indigenous minority tribes with the majority Bantu. Read More

Scripture and sections of The United Methodist Book of Discipline, the denomination’s lawbook, are offered as guides to conversations about what the church believes. The guide starts with 1 John 4:16-21.

Affirming Wesleyan values as Trump takes office

House parties will explore scripture and The United Methodist Church’s Social Principles on social justice issues ranging from immigration to health care. Read More

Forty United Methodists who are members of the 115th Congress will be working in the U. S. Capitol in Washington. Photo by Kevin McCoy, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

40 United Methodists in new U.S. Congress

Overall number of United Methodists dips since last Congress. Republicans still outnumber Democrats. Read More

The General Council on Finance and Administration has released a guide for United Methodist churches considering using crowdfunding websites. Illustration by Dieter Scheppeit, courtesy of Pixabay; modified by UMNS

6 tips on crowdfunding for churches

The United Methodist Church’s finance agency has released a new guide for using sites like Kickstarter. The advice: User beware. Read More

President Barack Obama kisses Dorothy Height during a meeting on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on Jan. 18, 2010. President Obama met with a group of African-American seniors and their grandchildren on the legacy of the civil rights movement.

Dorothy Height stamp debuts Feb. 1

A leader in civil rights and women’s rights, United Methodist Dorothy Height is vividly depicted in U.S. Postal Service’s Black Heritage series. Read More

Wesley United Methodist Church opened Dec. 11. The church is the first United Methodist building to be constructed in the Pujehun District of Sierra Leone. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS

New church opens in largely Muslim area of Sierra Leone

Bishop John Yambasu urges members of Wesley United Methodist Church to focus on peace and unity. Read More

Bishop Samuel J. Quire Jr. (left) and his wife, Richlain K. Quire, at his induction ceremony on Dec. 31, 2016, at Tubman United Methodist Church. During the service, Quire said he wants to ensure that the church’s resources — natural, human, spiritual and financial — benefit all members. Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS.

New Liberian bishops calls for supplementing pastor salaries

During his induction as the new United Methodist bishop of Liberia, Bishop Samuel J. Quire said he wants to find ways to augment pastor salaries, especially rural pastors. Read More

The Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe, general secretary for the United Methodist Church and Society and Fr. John Floberg, rector of Episcopal churches St James, St. Luke's and Church of the Cross on the Standing Rock nation, stand outside the North Dakota state capitol grounds in Bismark. Photo by John Hill, Church and Society

Church and Society continues to advocate for justice and peace

The church’s social advocacy agency highlights its accomplishments in a 2016 Agency Report. Read More

Pastor: ‘In the midst of evil, there was peace’

The Rev. John Schlicher, an Ohio pastor, describes his family’s experiences during the attack at the Fort Lauderdale airport. Read More

2016: The Year in Photos

From General Conference to natural disasters to community outreach, United Methodists were active throughout the world in 2016. Slideshow captures global connection at work in the past year. Read More