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Bishop Rodolfo Juan of the Manila Episcopal Area speaks during an ecumenical forum promoting peace. The event was a prelude to a meeting between the Philippine government and opposition groups, who have had violent conflict going back decades. Photo courtesy of Norma P. Dollaga

Filipino bishop urges government, rebels to make peace

As the government of the Philippines begins peace talks with opposition forces, the faith community prays they will be successful. Read More

The World Methodist Conference last occurred in 2011, in Durban, South Africa, and brought together many Methodist-related denominations. Another such conference is set for Houston, Aug. 31-Sept. 3, with some 2,500 people from around the world expected to attend. Photo courtesy World Methodist Council

21st World Methodist Conference looms in Houston

Large, global crowd expected for `full-on celebration’ of Wesleyan Christianity. Read More

Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar (left) of the Boston Episcopal Area welcomes the Rev. J. Christian Giesler of the Moravian Church (Northern & Southern Provinces) to the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Shared DNA: Moravians and United Methodists

If the Moravians approve, as expected, a full communion agreement with United Methodists, it will make official “what has been a reality all along,” says a Moravian bishop. Read More

Ecumenical Staff Officer to Retire

The Rev. Dr. Stephen J. Sidorak, Jr., Ecumenical Staff Officer for the OCUIR (Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships) of the Council of Bishops, will retire effective July 1, 2016. Read More

Representatives of churches and religious organizations in the Ukraine and Russia met Jan. 20-22, 2015, in Wuppertal, Germany, to develop plans for dialogue. Participants included United Methodist Bishops Eduard Khegay and Rosemarie Wenner, the host, front row, third and fourth from left. Photo courtesy of Bishop Eduard Khegay

Religious leaders from Ukraine, Russia try peace effort

As European political leaders attempt to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine, a United Methodist bishop and others pursue their own dialogue. Read More

Photo by Peter Williams/WCC.

Can Christian commitment help lead world to peace?

Members of the World Council of Churches, including The United Methodist Church, pledge a “pilgrimage of justice and peace.” Read More

2013: A year of United Methodist milestones

In 2013, The United Methodist Church experienced important transitions in its leadership as well as widely recognized milestones in the life of the denomination and individual United Methodists. Read More

World Council of Churches

A worldwide association of Christian churches. The United Methodist Church is a member. Its predecessor bodies, The Evangelical United Brethren Church and The Methodist Church, were charter members. Through the Interdenominational Cooperation Fund, The United Methodist Church contributes to the support of the World Council of Churches, whose headquarters are... Read More

United Methodism’s Chinese connections

Church's ties began in 1847 with arrival of Methodist Episcopal Church missionaries and continues today. Read More

The Church in China: A growth in size, faith

As the number of Christians in China climbs, Chinese faith leaders work to maintain relationships with faith groups internationally. Read More

United Methodists welcome new pope

Church leaders note choice of name of St. Francis and Jesuit order of new pope as signal of continued effort to serve poor. Read More

Church takes fresh look at Christian unity

New Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships begins with meeting to "strengthen and enhance" efforts toward unity. Read More

Concerns rise for Syrian Christians

United Methodists, ecumenical groups worry about effects of turmoil in Middle Eastern countries on indigenous Christians. Read More

NCC plans for ‘bold future’

Streamlined, flexible replacement for faltering structure will rely more on council members, including United Methodists. Read More

GC2012: Sailing the ecumenical boat

Whatever the storms of life, fellowship of churches means 'you are not alone in the boat.' Read More

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