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Pamela Roshell, flanked by faith leaders and other health officials, addresses a press conference on ending childhood obesity at West End United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn. Roshell is regional director of Region IV of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Imagine No Malaria Receives Care2 Innovator Award

Imagine No Malaria’s 2014 World Malaria Day campaign has been selected to receive the Care2 Innovator Award, an honor given to nonprofit causes that make a difference. The award was... Read More

Mother-to-Child Transmission in U.S. Contrasts With Asia and Africa

A recent dinner forum at Trinity UMC in Kansas City, Kansas, sponsored by the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund (UMGAF) Committee for members of the Great Plains and Missouri Conferences,... Read More

New Video Featuring Leading HBCU Claflin University Debuts for Black History Month

In conjunction with Black History Month, a new video features the accomplishments of Claflin University, one of the oldest Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the U.S. Read More

Imagine No Malaria Recognized as Superhero at Global Meeting

Imagine No Malaria, an initiative of The United Methodist Church to prevent and treat malaria, has received a Superhero Award from the Rotarians Action Group on Malaria. The award was... Read More

The Connectional Table Joins Standing Committee at Historic First Joint Meeting in Mozambique

The Connectional Table and the Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters held an historic first joint meeting Monday, February 9, in Maputo, Mozambique. The two bodies met to share strategies toward... Read More

The Connectional Table’s Human Sexuality Task Force Hosts Third Panel on Human Sexuality

The Connectional Table's Human Sexuality Task Force hosted its third and final panel on human sexuality, with the Human Sexuality Legislative Team presenting possible approaches for General Conference 2016. Read More

Standing Committee Says More Bishops Needed in Africa

Meeting in Mozambique this week, the Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters voted to recommend to the 2016 General Conference the addition of five new bishops in Africa beginning during the 202... Read More

Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters

The Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters approved a plan to present a proposed draft of portions of a Global (General) Book of Discipline at the 2016 General Conference, as well... Read More

UMC featured in USA Today’s Black History Month edition

Ads for the Black College Fund and Rethink Church highlight the role the church has played in shaping U.S. history. Read More

Council of Bishops Executive Committee Meets in Dallas

The Executive Committee of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church held its annual January meeting on the 13th-14th in Dallas, Texas. Read More

Human Sexuality Task Force Hosts its Third Panel

The Connectional Table’s Human Sexuality Task Force will be hosting its third and final panel on human sexuality Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Read More

Imagine No Malaria encourages churches to ‘give up, take up, lift up, look up’ with Lent resources

Imagine No Malaria encourages United Methodist congregations to "give up, take up, lift up and look up" with seven weeks of new 2015 Lent resources available for downloading now. Read More

Just Resolution Achieved in Complaint Process

Bishop Elaine JW Stanovsky, President of the Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops, announced that a just resolution has been reached regarding a complaint against Bishop Melvin G. Talbert. Read More

Wesley Choral Festival Invites Choral Singers and Choirs For Event To Benefit Imagine No Malaria

Save the date for the 2015 Wesley Choral Festival when choirs and individual choral singers are invited to participate in a four-day event May 21-24 in Washington, D.C., that culminates... Read More

On Giving Tuesday, Imagine No Malaria

Imagine No Malaria has set a goal of raising $250,000 in support on Giving Tuesday, December 2, 2014 to help save children in Africa from a preventable disease. Read More

Social-justice agency commends president for ‘critical first step’

The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society sent a letter to President Obama commending him on his executive order extending deferred status to as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants. Read More

Volunteers place stickers on buildings they visit while sharing information about Ebola. Friday, Sept. 19, was day one of a three day lockdown in Sierra Leone. Photo by Phileas Jusu.

Letter urges compassion, not stigmatization in Ebola crisis

Representatives of the Council of Bishops and the Board of Global Ministries issued a letter in response to the Ebola crisis affecting West Africa. Read More

Bishops call United Methodists to prayer in human sexuality statement

The Council of Bishops issued a statement concerning human sexuality, addressing diverse perspectives and calling for prayer. Read More

Imagine No Malaria Advent 2014 resources

Downloadable Imagine No Malaria Advent resources include sermon starters, hymn suggestions and children's messages. Read More

Council of Bishops Announces Constitutional Amendments Voting Results

All four amendments to The United Methodist Church's constitution approved by the 2012 General Conference received majority of votes to be ratified by annual conferences. Read More