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Photo courtesy of Hispanic Youth Leadership Academy.

A 10th anniversary celebration of the Hispanic Youth Leadership Academy was held at Boston University School of Theology. The program has trained 980 youth and young adults in its first decade.

Academy marks 10 years of shaping young Hispanic/Latino leaders

Nearly 10 years ago, a group of United Methodist Hispanic pastors started helping students in pursuit of higher education opportunities. Read More

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A 10th anniversary celebration of the Hispanic Youth Leadership Academy was held at Boston University School of Theology. The program has trained 980 youth and young adults in its first decade.

Academy marks 10 years of shaping young Hispanic/Latino leaders

Nearly 10 years ago, a group of United Methodist Hispanic pastors started helping students in pursuit of higher education opportunities. Read More

Agency Heads Meet with White House Staff: Discuss Issues of Common Concern

Staff of the Obama administration and the heads of the agencies of The United Methodist Church discussed issues of common concern. Read More

(At right) Taryonnoh N. Doe, vice president of Liberia United Methodist Women, shows an Ebola awareness poster as part of the UMW’s anti-Ebola campaign.

Liberia UMW feeds minds, stomachs during Ebola crisis

United Methodist Women in Liberia bringing food to quarantined communities and doing training on how to prevent and recognize Ebola. Read More

Paul Sorrentino's new biography

Great American novelist had Methodist background

New biography depicts Stephen Crane as preacher’s kid who rebelled in a big way. Read More

A wide view of the General Assembly Hall at the United Nations as U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the general debate of the sixty-ninth session of the General Assembly. Photo by Mark Garten, United Nations

U.N. ‘has its hands full,’ says United Methodist observer

As the U.N. General Assembly starts a new session, United Methodists at Church Center for the United Nations look at the issues. Read More

Domestic abuse; photo illustration by Ronny Perry, United Methodist Communications

Church’s domestic violence response predates NFL news

But, advocates say, churches can do more to bring sunlight to an issue too often left behind closed doors. Read More

Maps courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, labeling of United Methodist hospitals and clinic by United Methodist Committee on Relief.

Life-saving Ebola messages in 160 characters or less

Words of hope and vital information going out to United Methodist pastors in Sierra Leone and Liberia to pass along in midst of most horrific Ebola outbreak in history. Read More

Members of the United Methodist Church of Saint Paul and Saint Andrew make their presence known as they walk in the People’s Climate March Sept. 21 in New York. Photo by James K. Karpen, UMNS

Church members join climate change march

Faith groups gather on Manhattan block, then join hundreds of thousands in a two-mile march to draw attention to environmental concerns. Read More

The new Ebola Center in Ganta City, Liberia.

New Ebola holding center opens in Ganta City

United Methodist clinics have been refurbished to help fight against the deadly virus in Liberia. Read More

Deserted streets in Freetown, Sierra Leone, made the city seem like a ghost town.

Lockdown: Door-to-door bid to stop Ebola begins

A desperate bid to halt Ebola in Sierra Leone begins with panic buying followed by deserted streets. Read More

Victor See Yen, left, and Ron McBee of Heritage O.P., an acoustic percussion and vocal ensemble, drum for peace during a symposium Sept. 19 at the Church Center for the United Nations. Photo by Linda Bloom, UMNS.

Talking about ‘The Things That Make for Peace’

To honor International Day of Peace, United Methodist Women and partner groups organize symposium at Church Center for the United Nations. Read More

An educational poster on the dangers of the Ebola virus hangs in the community center at the Jaiama Bongor Chiefdom, outside Bo, Sierra Leone. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

How the humble text message is fighting Ebola

Ken Banks, developer of a free text-messaging system, on how the church and others are using technology to distribute vital information in West Africa. Read More

Vehicles and pedestrians make their way along a crowded street in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

Bishop urges cooperation with Ebola lockdown

United Methodist Bishop John K. Yambasu encourages Sierra Leoneans to cooperate as government attempts to stop spread of Ebola. Read More

A photo taken from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial shows part of the 200,000 crowd from the 1963 Civil Rights March on the District of Columbia.

Long-ago summer set course for many United Methodists

The more than 700 student volunteers who took part in Freedom Summer included United Methodists. Others were influenced by what they saw, heard, or read about in 1964. Read More

Munashe Furusa, vice chancellor of Africa University. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

‘Africa happens at Africa University everyday’

Munashe Furusa shares his plans for the United Methodist-related university, which has students from 23 African countries. Read More

Map of the British Isles courtesy Wikimedia.

British Methodists watch Scottish independence vote

Uncertainty for all on effects that ‘Yes’ vote would have on Scotland’s relations with rest of United Kingdom. Read More

Civil Rights Movement ‘a galaxy away’

Freedom Summer did not affect young man as he was growing up in Dallas, but learning about it years later had a profound effect. Read More

Members of the Gargar family in Liberia, Esther and David, has been in quarantine due to the Ebola virus and they are receiving food and medicine from Mount Sinai United Methodist Church.  Photo by Julu Swen.

Church members in Liberia afflicted with the Ebola virus

Pastors and members of United Methodist churches in Liberia have died of Ebola,while other members are quarantined. Read More

First United Methodist Church at the Chicago Temple has affirmed a marriage-equality proposal to give pastors a choice in whether to perform same-gender marriages.

Historic Chicago church OKs same-gender unions

Chicago Temple also pledges to financially support its pastors if they face complaints for violating church law on such unions. Read More

The Rev. Fred B. Morris (right) and Archbishop Dom Helder Camara pose in a 1974 file photo taken two weeks after Morris was released from a torture chamber due to his association with Camara.

Freedom Summer inspired ministry ‘from that day to this’

The Rev. Fred B. Morris was a missionary candidate when he traveled to the March on Washington and heard the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Read More