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December 04, 2013

"Every child should be born free of HIV, but when neither church nor society provides funds, what can we do?" - N.M. Samuel, M.D., president of the 11th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific

HIV and saving lives in Asia, Pacific

BANGKOK (UMNS) - If countries in Asia and the Pacific provided early anti-retroviral treatment for those with HIV, says a medical professor from India and the son of a rural Methodist pastor, "lives could be saved."
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AIDS overview

Learning to find, nurture the next church leaders

GLEN ALLEN, Va. (UMNS) - Stories of callings, challenges and the Virginia Conference's vision for the future servant leaders of The United Methodist Church were the foundation of the Mary & Paul Seminar, which was designed to equip clergy and laity to recognize and cultivate the next generation of African-American and Hispanic congregational leaders. Heather Johnson, a member of the conference communications board, has the story.
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New Jersey church reaches out to working poor

LINWOOD, N.J. (UMNS) - Most of the recipients of bags of food assembled at Linwood's Central United Methodist Church are the working poor, a growing segment of the population gainfully employed but feeling the crunch of inflation and slashed wages. The pressofAtlanticCity.com explains how the church is serving this population.
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Pinellas food pantry struggling to keep shelves stocked

Solar phone chargers: Relief for Malawi pastors

BLANTYRE, Malawi (UMNS) - Telephone communication with the Malawi United Methodist Church will no longer be a problem as partners at United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kan., provided a set of solar chargers to every pastor, evangelist and conference staff member in Malawi in July 2013.
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Arrest in West Texas church fire

MORTON, Texas (UMNS) - One person is in custody after the fire Dec. 1 that destroyed the First United Methodist Church, reportsFOX34News in Lubbock.
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Church fires: Damage, recovery, prevention

Emory seeks new "Dean of Chapel and Spiritual Life"

ATLANTA (UMNS) - Emory University, home to the United Methodist Candler School of Theology, has posted a search for a new "Dean of the Chapel and Spiritual Life." The Rev. Susan T. Henry-Crowe is leaving the post to become the top executive of the United Methodist Board of Church and Society.
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