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United Methodist women present a traditional dance from northern Mozambique during a meeting of the Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters and Connectional Table

Plans under way to make Discipline truly global

A committee for The United Methodist Church is trying to determine what parts of its Book of Discipline are not adaptable outside the U.S. Read More

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Women gather at the forum for nongovernmental organizations held in Huairou, China, part of the 1995 U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. Photo by Milton Grant, U.N.

Assessing key women’s conference, 20 years later

As the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women meets in March, the United Methodist Women’s delegation will be among those reviewing progress of Beijing Plan of Action. Read More

The Rev. Alindo Romão shows mosquito larvaes to women in this 2014 photo. File photo, Imagine No Malaria

Dollars in the plate save lives in Africa

Here is how your gifts to The United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign make it to the people who need it. Read More

Snow continues to pile up around Union United Methodist Church in Boston’s South End as viewed in a photo taken by Gary Bailey, church trustee. Photo courtesy of The Union Church of Boston

Severe winter alters church routines but not commitment

Creative worship solutions, expanded shelters, warming centers are among the ways United Methodist congregations deal with snow, ice and cold. Read More

The United Methodist seminary in Côte d'Ivoire is located in Abadjin-Doumé, a remote area some 25 miles outside the cultural capital in Abidjan.

E-readers offer better, cheaper theological texts

E-reader project brings needed French theological texts to seminary in Côte d’Ivoire. “Now, they can have access to knowledge at any time even without Internet.” Read More

The Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell (right) stands with the Revs. Martin Luther King Jr. (left) and Virgil Wood on the roof of a Boston public school in 1965. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Gilbert H. Caldwell.

United Methodists share MLK’s dream

1965 was an important year for civil rights in the U.S. As we mark this 50th anniversary, hear leaders talk about walking alongside Martin Luther King Jr. View

The play shows the character of Eli, played by Nathaniel Gotbaum, at his Bar Mitzvah, with his moms. The moms are played by Erin Cherry, left, and Heather Lee Rogers, right. Photo © Joel Weber

Becoming the (United Methodist) ‘Church of Why Not’

New York’s Theatre 167 creates play to capture diversity of daily life at Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew. Read More

United Methodist women present a traditional dance from northern Mozambique during a meeting of the Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters and Connectional Table. Photo by the Rev. Rodney Steele

Plans under way to make Discipline truly global

A committee for The United Methodist Church is trying to determine what parts of its Book of Discipline are not adaptable outside the U.S. Read More

The Muslim Liberty Project held a candlelight vigil Feb. 9 at the campus of Arizona State University in Tempe, in honor of ISIS hostage Kayla Mueller and other victims of the terror group.

Slain hostage was following call to offer aid

Kayla Mueller, taken hostage and slain by ISIS, “saw suffering before her and tried to respond.” Read More

Flood waters are visible on the outskirts of Mocuba, Mozambique. Photo by Quari Ziyaad Patel

Church responds to devastating Mozambique floods

Church leaders meeting in the southern part of the country learned how Mozambican United Methodists are reaching out. Read More

Connectional Table members spoke in small groups about different legislative approaches to the denomination's sexuality debate during their meeting in Maputo, Mozambique. Pictured from far left are Monalisa Tuitahi, the Rev. Kennetha Bigham-Tsai (standing), Bishop Minerva Carcaño, the Rev. Tamara Brown, the Rev. Ole Birch, the Rev. Harald Rückert and Josephine Deere. Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS

Church body proposes more open stance on homosexuality

Connectional Table is moving forward on a proposal to remove “prohibitive language” in church law and allow openly gay clergy. Read More