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Candles are lit at the Church of St. Mary the Virgin in Oxford, England.

A prayer in memory of John Wesley

On the anniversary of his death on March 2, John Wesley is remember by United Methodists with a special prayer. Read More

A group of residents, volunteers and staff celebrate the birthday of a boy living in the Casa delle Culture in Scicli, Italy. The facility is a joint program of the local Methodist church and Mediterranean Hope, a project of the Federation of Protestant Churches in Italy. Photo courtesy of MH - Casa delle Culture.

Migrants find help from Italian Methodists

On a local level, and through ecumenical groups like Mediterranean Hope, Methodists are helping Italy cope with an influx of people arriving by sea. Read More

Pilgrims visit the tomb of John Wesley and learn a valuable lesson for ministry from his epitaph. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

What we can learn from the words on John Wesley’s tomb

The Methodist movement's founder was remembered as a great evangelist and his epitaph has lessons for every Christian. Read More

Johannes Baun (from left), Rose Saffa and Mohamed Nabieu, who were helped at the Child Rescue Center, are giving back the help they received by working at the center. The rescue center was founded to care for children impoverished by the 1991-2002 Sierra Leone civil war. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

Rescuing children in Sierra Leone

Adults rescued as children are now caring for orphaned and abandoned children at a United Methodist center in Sierra Leone. Read More

A small group meets at McKendree United Methodist Church in Lawrenceville, Ga. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

Ask the UMC: What ‘methods’ might Methodists use?

The “method” of Methodism is shaped by the Methodist rule of life, known as the General Rules. Read More

A young boy holds a d.light solar lamp at his home in the Mathare slum, Nairobi, Kenya. Wespath Benefits and Investments has invested about $30 million in solar projects, including d.light. Photo courtesy of d.light

Church investments take on climate change

The United Methodist pension agency is planning for a low-carbon economy. For investors, the agency says, the move makes good financial sense. Read More

Several U.S. presidents had ties to   what is now The United Methodist Church.  Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry.

Many U.S. presidents have Methodist ties

Leaders from Lincoln to FDR to Obama turned to Wesley's followers for spiritual and social aid. Read More

Humberto Barralaga, second from right, was arrested by officials with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Feb. 7. Barralaga, a member of the lay leadership at the House of Prayer United Methodist Church in Dodge City, Kansas, is shown with his family. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Raciel Quintana.

Immigration officials detain United Methodist leader

Humberto Barralaga is one of more than 600 people arrested in federal immigration raids. He and others are seeing their families divided. Read More

Students walk on the campus of United Methodist-related Duke University in Durham, N.C. Duke and Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, are joining fifteen other private colleges in a legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s immigration restrictions. Photo courtesy of Duke Photography.

Universities join amicus brief against immigration orders

Two United Methodist-related colleges say President Trump’s immigration orders hinder academic freedom. Read More

In this scene from “Hidden Figures,” Taraji P. Henson in her role as Katherine G. Johnson stands out amid her team of fellow mathematicians that helped send into orbit John Glenn. Photo by Hopper Stone, “Hidden Figures” (20th Century Fox)

‘Hidden Figures’ mathematician raised Methodist

Katherine Johnson was one of three African-American women who had a key role in the early U.S. space program. Read More