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Braden United Methodist Church in Toledo, Ohio, hosted a June 24 prayer vigil in response to the shootings at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C. Eight local congregations participated.

Black churches balance safety, openness post-Charleston

Massacre at Emanuel AME Church has prompted security reviews at churches around the country. Read More

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Q&A: Responding to a massacre

Bishop Marcus Matthews, a South Carolina native and civil rights movement veteran, has had an intense reaction to the shootings at Emanuel AME Church. Read More

Braden United Methodist Church in Toledo, Ohio, prayer vigil. Photo by Lori King, The Toledo Blade

Black churches balance safety, openness post-Charleston

Massacre at Emanuel AME Church has prompted security reviews at churches around the country. Read More

The feeding program at S.T. Nagbe United Methodist Church serves almost 300 people on each distribution day. Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS

Church delivers food, water in wake of Ebola

The United Methodist Church in Liberia is providing hot meals, food and building water wells. Read More

Nyamah Dunbar, a former employee of the church talks about agriculture in Liberia. Video still by Andrew Jensen, United Methodist Communications.

Liberian sowing seeds for country’s future

Ebola highlights Liberia’s need for more farms and better food security. Read More

(Top) Early arrivals at the new building sit and wait for the dedication ceremony. (Bottom) The old school building contrasts sharply with the improved building.

United Methodist school gets new building

Operation Classroom replaces unsafe building with modern classrooms for a United Methodist primary school in Sierra Leone. Read More

Tsungira Makoni, 16, wants to stay at Home of Hope orphanage until she finishes school.

Zimbabwe financial woes increase orphanage struggles

The orphanage at The United Methodist Church’s oldest mission struggles to become self-sufficient as it moves to family-style homes. Read More

A wedding band rests on the Cross and Flame insignia of the 2012 Book of Discipline. United Methodist bishops seek to offer clarity after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled same-sex marriage legal across the United States. Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Bishops offer advice after gay marriage ruling

Conducting a same-sex marriage violates church law, but many bishops say there are ways clergy can be in ministry with same-gender couples. Read More

Choral music, as well as preaching, was part of The Protestant Hour. This recording session occurred in April 1955 at the Protestant Radio and Television Center in Atlanta. Photo courtesy the United Methodist Commission on Archives and History

‘The Protestant Hour’ brought mainline faith to radio

Successor ‘Day1’ continues to broadcast United Methodist preachers and others. Read More

South Carolina United Methodist Bishop L. Jonathan Holston shakes hands with President Obama at the June 26 memorial service for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney, killed with eight others at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Photo from C-SPAN livestream of service

United Methodist bishop salutes slain Charleston pastor

“Home-going celebration” for the Rev. Clementa Pinckney focuses on joy, not sorrow, as President Obama delivers the eulogy for the AME pastor killed in church shooting. Read More

Many United Methodists agree that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage likely will fuel a longtime denominational debate on the church's position on homosexuality. File photo by Clayton Childers, United Methodist Board of Church and Society

Same-sex marriage ruling adds to church debate

Some expect the Supreme Court decision striking state bans on same-sex marriage to affect discussion at next year’s General Conference. Read More