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The Rev. Anne Gatobu from the Global AIDS Fund speaks during the 2016 United Methodist General Conference May 18 in Portland, Ore. In the background are the Rev. Donald Messer and the Rev. Joan Carter-Rimbach. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

AIDS goal: Ending the public health threat

In a Q&A, leaders of the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund outline plans to keep the denomination involved in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Read More

Bishop Albert Mutti and his wife, Etta Mae Mutti, observe a moment of silence during an AIDS Vigil held May 11 at the United Methodist 2016 General Conference in Portland, Ore. The Vigil was sponsored by the UMC Global AIDS Fund Committee. Photo by Maile Bradfield, UMNS.

Vigil remembers 35 million who died from AIDS

According to UNAIDS estimates, 2.2 million children live with HIV, and the disease remains a threat to people of all ages and nationalities. Read More

Adamsay Conteh, a student at The United Methodist Church Primary School in Mamaka, Sierra Leone, receives a backpack containing uniforms, books and other materials from Leonard Ben-Gbloa, education secretary for primary schools. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS

Norwegian scholarships aid Ebola orphans

Disadvantaged children in four remote Sierra Leone communities receive help and hope for the future from a United Methodist Church partnership. Read More

UMTV: Church Erases AIDS Stigma

December is AIDS Awareness Month. For 20 years, this congregation has been "embracing everyone despite nationality or health issues." Read More

Mother-to-Child Transmission in U.S. Contrasts With Asia and Africa

A recent dinner forum at Trinity UMC in Kansas City, Kansas, sponsored by the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund (UMGAF) Committee for members of the Great Plains and Missouri Conferences, brought into sharp contrast the differences in mother-to-child HIV transmission in the U.S. and some other countries. Read More

Women in Kigali, Rwanda, learn skills such as hairstyling as part of an economic empowerment project of Mbwirandumva, “Speak I’m Listening,” for impoverished women. Photo courtesy of Don Messer.

Commentary: Scripture re-enacted in post-genocidal Rwanda

Because of stigma, no one living with HIV was willing to speak publicly at the AIDS workshop for United Methodist pastors. Read More

Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey, elected to the episcopacy in 2012, serves the Louisiana Episcopal Area. Portrait taken in Aldrich Chapel at First United Methodist Church, Baton Rouge, La. Photo by Troy Kleinpeter. Accompanies UMNS story #057.  2/29/13.; Photo by Troy Kleinpeter

United Methodists Gathering to Tackle AIDS Crisis

Bishop Cynthia Harvey will provide a clarion call to action to those gathered at the 5th United Methodist Global AIDS Fund Conference "Countdown to Zero: Just Save One." Read More

Daily Digest: June 16, 2014

“That is the end of Methodism as we know it." – The Rev. William J. Abraham, professor of Wesley Studies at Perkins School of Theology Read More

Daily Digest: June 13, 2014

“Faith is honoring God and people; faith is also integrity and responsibility. At the end of the story, faith for Joseph is obedience of trust in God.” — K.K. Yeo, New Testament professor at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Read More

Atlanta event aims to Just Save One from HIV/AIDS

One thousand children are born every day with HIV according to UNAIDS, despite the fact that it costs less than $10 to prevent transmission of the virus from mother to child. Read More

How is The United Methodist Church working to eradicate diseases like malaria?

In 2008, Global Health was affirmed as one of the four focus areas of The United Methodist Church. Read More

UM Global AIDS Fund Aims at Saving Newborns from HIV

The United Methodist Global AIDS Fund (UMGAF) Committee announced they will initiate a one-year focus on preventing transmission of HIV/AIDS from mothers to babies during pregnancy, labor, delivery or breastfeeding as part of their new Just Save One initiative. Read More

Social Principles: The Social Community

We affirm all persons as equally valuable in the sight of God's sight. We reject discrimination and assert the rights of minority groups to equal opportunities. ' } Read More

An educator from the Alliance Biblique de Côte d'Ivoire conducts a public health lesson on AIDS in the sanctuary at Jerusalem Parish United Methodist Church in Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire in November 2008. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

The untold story of African AIDS relief

Zimbabwean United Methodists lead way in caring for HIV/AIDS patients and talking about what has been taboo to discuss. Read More

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