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Women of Office United Methodist Church in Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo, welcome visitors to the church which offers ministries to women affected by their country's 20 years of war. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Conferences near goal for Congo rape survivors’ center

Three United Methodist conferences are collaborating with the East Congo Conference to build the Mama Lynn Center. Read More

The Rev. Sheron Patterson, pastor of Hamilton Park United Methodist Church in Dallas, took to the pulpit on Jan. 15, 2017, and criticized President Trump for his reported remarks about African countries and Haiti. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS.

United Methodists join in Trump rebuke

President’s reported characterization of African countries prompts strong response from bishops, others. Read More

Statue of John Wesley located on the campus of Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. Photo courtesy of Wikipedia. Jedi illustration by Christopher Fenoglio.

John Wesley could have been a Jedi

The founder of Methodism and the noble knights of ‘Star Wars’ share many traits, meant to avoid the Dark Side. Read More

The Rev. W. T. Handy, preaching in the 1950s. He later was elected one of the early African-American bishops in The United Methodist Church’s South Central Jurisdiction, and he’s among three African-American episcopal leaders featured in an exhibit at Perkins School of Theology’s Bridwell Library. Photo courtesy Bridwell Library.

‘Black Archives Matter’ campaign catches on

Archivist at United Methodist Perkins School of Theology goes all out to collect, process, publicize African-American materials. Read More

Women and children gather water at a watering point in the Irambo District of Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo. A cholera epidemic was declared in the South Kivu Province in August and continues today. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UMNS

Congo churches react to cholera epidemic

United Methodists in the South Kivu Province help with prevention efforts, including distributing water purification tablets. Read More