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Commentary: Sharing the stories of refugees

United Methodist teenager creates monologues, photo exhibit to educate others about the plight of displaced people. Read More

Courtesy photo of Tim Tanton, Executive Director, Global Voices, News and Information.

Commentary: The church’s news and why it matters

Today more than ever, The United Methodist Church and society in general need professional news reporting. Read More

Photo of Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño courtesy of the Council of Bishops.

Commentary: Migration — a personal reflection

In advance of Global Migration Sunday Dec. 3, Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño of the California-Nevada Conference shares her experiences with migrants. Read More

Courtesy photo of Rob Rutland-Brown, executive director of National Justice for Our Neighbors.

Commentary: JFON helps immigrants get the welcome they deserve

Justice for Our Neighbors, a ministry of The United Methodist Church, helps low-income immigrants and refugees navigate the complex U.S. legal system. Read More

Commentary: 5 Harvey things you don’t expect

The Rev. Eric Huffman, who is leading a new United Methodist church in Houston, reflects on what he’s learning from his first hurricane. Read More

Help get cleaning buckets to Hurricane Sandy survivors. Photo by Susan Kim.

Cleaning Buckets Needed

One way to make a difference after a disaster is to create cleaning buckets for survivors. Learn about the depots of the UMCOR Relief Supply Network. Read More

Commentary: Desert encroachment in Nigeria

United Methodists in Nigeria are suffering as more land is lost each year to desertification. Read More

Courtesy photo of The Rev. Darryl W. Stephens, United Methodist Communications.

Commentary: Christian ethics in volatile times

What should a United Methodist do when there is a conflict between church law and moral conscience? The Rev. Darryl W. Stephens looks at past answers to that question. Read More

Photo of the Rev. David Wilson, by Ronny Perry, UMNS.

Commentary: What’s next for Standing Rock?

The Rev. David Wilson says the mood has changed at Standing Rock, but water protectors haven’t given up their fight to protect Mother Earth. Read More

Courtesy photo of the Rev. Keith Boyette.

Commentary: Lawyer on meaning of bishop ruling

Lawyer who argued the request for a declaratory decision on election, consecration and nomination of a gay bishop offers his interpretation of the Judicial Council’s ruling. Read More