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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

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

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

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

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

Community health workers bring healing

In remote areas of Liberia with few resources, a team of volunteer health workers is often the only way villagers receive medical care. Read More

Sierra Leone students to fight malaria

Plan is for schoolteachers to train health club members who will spread knowledge to their peers, families and communities. Read More

HIV/AIDS threatening Philippines

United Methodists work with other faith groups to "respond&ellipsis;with new attitudes and actions focused on education, prevention and compassion." Read More

Grandmother builds orphanage in Africa

Grandparents Day is Sunday. Kay Oursler joined the Peace Corps at 65 and felt God's call to become "Bibi" (grandmother) to orphans in Tanzania. Read More

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