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Dr. Omar Lamin examines a hypertension patient in his office at United Methodist Kissy Hospital in Freetown. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS

Malaria, other illnesses up since Ebola

Staff at United Methodist hospitals in Sierra Leone report increases in the number of patients with malaria, typhoid fever, hepatitis and high blood pressure since the end of the Ebola... Read More

The new headquarters of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries in Atlanta connects Grace United Methodist church and it’s auxiliary building with a new wing.

Mission agency: ‘From everywhere to everywhere’

Fall meeting of Global Ministries brings together new faces in a new place to achieve mission goals. Read More

Delegates and visitors listen to debate about petitions at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Maile Bradfield, UMNS

Bishops name commission members

The Commission on the Way Forward is charged with healing divisions related to homosexuality. Bishops appointed more laity to the commission after concerns raised. Read More

Jeremain (left) and Jeremaih Robinson pile up ruined furnishings from a home that was heavily damaged by flooding in Baton Rouge, La. The 16-year-old twins were part of a volunteer team from First United Methodist Church in Baton Rouge.

UMCOR grants target U.S. flooding

At the fall meeting, directors of the United Methodist Committee on Relief also approved funds for Haiti recovery and other emergency needs. Read More

United Methodists pray with Bishop Christian Alsted, who has been re-elected to lead the church in northern Europe. His area includes Denmark, Norway, Finland (two annual conferences), Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Photo by Karl Anders Ellingsen, UMNS

Christian Alsted re-elected United Methodist bishop

The bishop said the church faces new challenges in the increased migration and the denomination’s deepening divisions on homosexuality. Read More

(From left) Bishops Hee-Soo Jung, Sue Haubert-Johnson, R. Lawson Bryan and Pedro Torio dedicate The United Methodist Church Global Mission Center in Atlanta on Oct. 20, 2016.

Mission agency completes Atlanta move

A dedication service marks the end of the transition from New York for the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries. Read More

The Rev. Laurence Hull Stookey, longtime professor at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, shaped the way United Methodists worship, especially the celebration of baptism. Photo courtesy of Wesley Theological Seminary.

Remembering professor who shaped worship

The Rev. Laurence Hull Stookey, professor emeritus of worship at Wesley Theological Seminary, brought United Methodist liturgy to Camp David. Read More

Pam Simon holds the bullet that wounded her in the Jan. 8, 2011 mass shooting near Tucson, Arizona. Simon, a United Methodist, has become a strong advocate for background checks and other gun violence prevention measures. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS.

Survivor keeps faith by taking on gun violence

Pam Simon, a United Methodist, was shot with her boss, U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, and now joins her in advocacy. Read More

L-R: Jerald Dennis, public relations officer, Ebola Survival Association of Liberia (ESAL); Vivian Rogers, Ebola survival and member of ESAL; Foday Gallah, general coordinator of Montserrado County Sector 4 of ESAL.

Liberian Ebola survivors report sight problems

Liberia is now Ebola-free, but many stricken with the virus are now experiencing poor vision, fatigue and severe headaches. Read More

Laity wrote and sent a letter to the United Methodist bishops expressing concern about the composition of a special commission on A Way Forward on Oct. 16, Laity Sunday. The word laity is used to describe members of a congregation or parish who are not a part of the clergy.

Laity want more representation on commission

More than 500 laity from across the denomination signed a statement protesting the under-representation of laity on composition of A Way Forward. Read More