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Volunteer Vincent Salazar (right) helps a team with the United Methodist Committee on Relief in Manila as they load bags of relief supplies for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. UMNS photso by Mike DuBose.

Young adults reach out to Philippines survivors

Bearing relief supplies and hope, seven United Methodist young adults in the Philippines traveled 255 kilometers over the weekend to reach Typhoon Haiyan survivors in Leyte. Abelardo Alviola, president of Visayas... Read More

Typhoon destruction at the Tacloban airport and beyond. Photo by Julliane Love De Jesus.

UM pastor in Tacloban recalls typhoon ordeal

At a certain point after Typhoon Haiyan nearly destroyed the Philippines city of Tacloban, the Rev. Iris Picardeal-Perana was wondering if anyone cared. Picardeal-Perana, a United Methodist pastor who was... Read More

Tacloban city residents queue for relief goods outside the rubble of Daniel Romualdez Tacloban airport. Photo by Julliane Love De Jesus.

UPDATE: Missing Filipino pastor OK

One of the two United Methodist pastors in Tacloban, a city in the Philippines virtually destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan, is reportedly missing. Church members have not been able to locate... Read More

United Methodist Bishop Mary Ann Swenson, left, and Agnes Abuom, Anglican Church of Kenya, have been elected the vice moderator and moderator of the World Council of Churches Central Committee. Photo by Peter Williams/WCC.

Swenson elected vice moderator as WCC event ends

As the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly drew to a close Nov. 8, the new 150-member Central Committee was commissioned. Bishop Mary Ann Swenson, ecumenical officer for the United Methodist... Read More

World Council of Churches general secretary Olav Fykse Tveit greets youth at the Youth Pre-Assembly Gathering on Justice and Peace at the WCC 10th assembly in Busan, Korea. Photo by Joanna Lindén-Montes/WCC

Young adults lament lack of WCC representation

As World Council of Churches 10th Assembly moved into its final days, some youth have expressed dismay over their continued lack of representation in decision-making for the ecumenical body. The... Read More

The Rev. Matthew Laferty, Cynthia Kent and the Rev. Jonathan Ulanday listen to a session of the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly in Busan, Korea. UMNS Photo by Gladys Mangiduyos.

Three women elected to WCC Central Committee

Three United Methodists are part of the newly elected Central Committee of the World Council of Churches but the denomination’s representation on the council’s governing body has dropped... Read More

Morning prayer on Nov. 1 at 2013.World Council of Churches 10th Assembly, Busan, Korea. Peter Williams/WCC

WCC assembly includes 21 ecumenical conversations

One of the 21 ecumenical conversations taking place throughout the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly is focusing on human security as a way of understanding global vulnerabilities. The Rev. Liberato... Read More

Korean and overseas WCC assembly delegates and participants mingle at the stage at the end of Korean presentation at the opening plenary in Busan, South Korea. Peter Williams/WCC

WCC assembly hopes to break barriers in divided Korea

Thousands of people — representing about 560 million Christians in 110 countries — are attending the first assembly of the World Council of Churches to be held in Asia. Read More