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Bishop Samuel Azariah, second from left, the moderator of the Church of Pakistan, was host of a conference in Lahore earlier in March on interreligious cooperation. Azariah asked for prayers for peace and “wisdom” from political and religious leaders after the Easter Sunday terrorist attack in Pakistan. Photo courtesy of the World Council of Churches

Easter attack on Pakistan’s Christians

Church of Pakistan leaders pray for an end to religious extremism after terrorist attack on a large number of Christians and those of other faiths at Lahore park. Read More

Resurrection celebrated in town terrorists attacked

United Methodist bishop in Côte d’Ivoire holds Easter service in town that was site of deadly terrorist attack. Read More

“The Road to Emmaus,” an 1877  painting by Robert Zund.  The Gospel of Luke account remains beloved reading and gives inspiration to spiritual retreats. Public Domain

Walking with Christ: Do you know the way to Emmaus?

Luke’s account of the risen Christ’s journey remains beloved reading and gives inspiration to United Methodist-supported retreats. Here is why it resonates. Read More

On Easter Sunday, many United Methodist congregations gather at sunrise to celebrate the resurrection. Photo by Joe Iovino, United Methodist Communications.

Easter sunrise services: A celebration of resurrection

Many United Methodists attend special outdoor worship services early on Easter morning. These celebrations date back to the 1700s, and maybe earlier. Read More

Dancers from Mandell United Methodist Church in Chicago perform at the 2011 Northern Illinois Annual Conference. Photo courtesy of the Northern Illinois Conference.

Desktop Meditation: Easter Joy

Watch and download a reflection with joyful photos of United Methodists around the world, set to music by the Africa University Choir. View

As people of the Resurrection, we know that God can bring renewal from the darkest of times. Photo by Chris M. Moore (CC0 license) via freely.com, edited by United Methodist Communications.

Every day to us is Easter: Experience resurrection all year long

An Easter hymn reminds us renewals happen throughout our lives. In our worship and our work, we are to share the good news of resurrection. More

Desktop Meditation: A Lenten Journey

"Mini retreat" offers a personal chance to reflect on the 40 days of Lent through photos and singing of "Come, O Thou Traveler Unknown." View

Chuck Knows Church explains the events observed during the week leading up to Easter.

Chuck Knows Church: Holy Week

Holy Week is the last week of Lent, the week immediately preceding Easter. It is observed in many Christian churches as a time to commemorate and enact the suffering and death of Jesus Christ. View

Funeral takes place in scene from Chuck Knows Church short feature on death and resurrection. Courtesy of Discipleship Ministries.

Chuck Knows Church: Resurrection

In this feature, "Easter people" are asked to think about death and the celebration we can look forward to through the Resurrection. View

Judas Iscariot (right), retiring from the Last Supper. New Testament scholars argue for a nuanced view of the disciple who betrayed Jesus. Painting by Carl Heinrich Bloch, late 19th century. Public domain

What can Christians learn from Judas?

Christians still struggle today with how to view Jesus’ most notorious disciple. Scholars argue for a nuanced view. Read More

A cross of flowers signifies the Resurrected Christ at Kingwood United Methodist Church. Photo courtesy of Kingwood UMC.

15 outreach ideas for Easter

Easter is an opportunity to tell the most important story ever told. Find innovative ways to reach your community through drama, feeding the hungry and even a car wash. Read More

Screen image from Chuck Knows Church: Good Friday, courtesy of Discipleship Ministries of The United Methodist Church.

Chuck Knows Church: Good Friday

Jesus was crucified on the Friday of Holy Week. Learn how the day came to be known as Good Friday. View

Members of Grace Avenue United Methodist Church portray Jesus and his disciples at the Last Supper.

UMTV: Easter Church Drama

Last Supper comes to life as church members portray disciples and ask "Master, is it I?" View

Photo illustration of family painting eggs and preparing for Easter. Photo purchased from iStock, April 2104. OMG Images

Sharing Easter with your children

Ways to talk with children about Jesus’ death and resurrection, and ideas for preparing for Easter as a family, including making banners. Read More

Good Friday Cross Journey

One congregation had a more meaningful Good Friday by carrying a 14 ft., 425-lb. cross for 14 miles. "We became a church without walls." View

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