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Pond Branch United Methodist Church in Gilbert, South Carolinea, a small rural church, made a committment to build a school in the African village of Mzuzu, Malawi, Africa. Photo of child from Mzuzu. Courtesy of South Carolina United Methodist Advocate

From South Carolina to Mzuzu, with Love

Can one tiny, “sometimes-struggling” church make a difference to children halfway around the world? Yes. Find out how their commitment led to a new school. Read More

Boy reads at Project Transformation, Dallas. Rethink Church, Literacy Education campaign.Photo courtesy of Project Transformation, Dallas.

Rethink Church: Literacy education transforms lives

The ability to read can help people reach their full potential. Find out how The United Methodist Church supports literacy and how you can, too. Read More

Students work on computers in the library at Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Ark. Photo courtesy of Philander Smith College.  Accompanies UMNS story #044. 2/17/12.; Philander Smith College

Financing your education in a tough economy

Advisers from United Methodist-related colleges offer tips on paying for college. “The goal is to help students graduate without drowning in debt.” Read More

Participants in training with Global Ministries learn how to select quality Moringa leaves for drying and processing. Photo courtesy Mozart Adevu.

UMCOR equips communities to fight hunger

Program gives the hungry in places like Sudan and Liberia skills in sustainable agriculture. “Knowledge cannot be destroyed by war, stolen, or separated from the individual.” Read More

Usha Satish (center), Delrisha White and Raven Williams will become corps members with Teach for America after they graduate from Bennett College this spring. Courtesy: Bennett College.

Historically black colleges offer settings for success

“The colleges allow minorities to understand their history, but they also prepare students to shape the future." Read More

Kent Knappenberger, who recently won the first Grammy for a music educator, works with his students in upstate New York. He has the majority of kids at Westfield Academy and Central School, in Westfield, N.Y., involved in studying and especially making music.

Grammy winner teacher from family of pastors

Kent Knappenerger, son and grandson of United Methodist pastors and a United Methodist himself, won the first Grammy for a music educator, beating out more than 30,000 nominees. Read More

Spiritual Gifts: Knowledge

The gift of knowledge allows people to automatically convert facts, data, and information into useful and important knowledge. Read More

Schools and Seminaries

Today 122 educational institutions are related to the United Methodist Church. Located in diverse settings across the country, ranging from rural communities to some of our nation’s great cities, and ranging from 200 to 15,000 students, these institutions offer rich and creative academic programs. Read More

United Methodist HBCUs recruit minorities in STEM

United Methodist historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs), supported by The United Methodist Church's Black College Fund, are working to recruit more women and minorities in the academic areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Read More

The ABCs of back-to-school outreach

Whether your congregation is large or small, you can learn creative ways to reach out to students and families in a new academic year. Read More

Board of Higher Education & Ministry

Prepares Christian leaders for ordained ministry and provides general oversight for campus ministries and institutions of higher education. Read More

Q&A: General Board of Higher Education & Ministry

Our mission is preparing a new generation of Christian leaders for the church and the world. Read More

United Methodists ready kids for school

Special back-to-class events offer resources and fun for families, along with a chance to see the church in action. Read More

Future bright for college president, student

After a hectic but fun first year, one University of Indianapolis student looks forward to Year 2 while the president looks toward the next 18. Read More

Students join peace and justice communities

United Methodist-related schools introduce young people to human and civil rights education and awareness. Read More

U.S. envoy encourages Côte d’Ivoire students

"Practice, practice, practice," urges ambassador in visit with wife to United Methodist Secondary School. 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

Philander Smith acts on social justice legacy

United Methodist-related Arkansas college looks to actions of its founder and graduates for definition of its mission. Read More

Mental Health: Church needed on or off campus

Students facing mental health crises fastest-growing group on college campuses as they struggle to cope and look for help. Read More

Mental health care: Training equips churches

Two-day event in Northern Illinois Annual (regional) Conference draws clergy, laity starting initiatives to address mental illness. Read More

Mental health care: Education is key

After her son's tragic death, the Rev. Cheryl Magrini made it her mission to fight the stigma and raise awareness of mental illness. Read More

Zimbabwe preschool struggles but succeeds

'Ministering church' serves through preschool begun in 2009 with three teachers and operating from makeshift facilities in church hall. Read More

White House honors youth solar ministry

United Methodist church and Rotary Club partner on program that brings light to places without electricity. Read More

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Africa U. celebrates its first 20 years

“A dream dreamed in the 1800s is still coming true in 2013 at Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe.” Read More

Women making history: Jocelyn Briddell

"It is critical," says Scarritt-Bennett Center director, "that our history is highlighted...so we can envision a bright future... ." Read More

Africa U. to celebrate 20 years of progress

More than 4,000 from 23 African nations have graduated since United Methodists built world-class university, fulfilling a dream from 1800s. Read More

‘HAPI is a light that shines for me’

Haitian Monique Gaston describes the positive impact working for Haiti Artisans for Peace International has made in her life. Read More

Haiti 2013: Bringing light to darkest slum

A friend to Haiti since 2002, now missionary of a Florida church, Seung Don Kim walks with Haiti's children. First story in a series. Read More

Busy first semester for freshman, president

New vision for school, the lead in a musical and a pie in the face highlight 2012 for University of Indianapolis freshman and new president. Read More

Why United Methodist-related schools matter

Profound United Methodist-related schools mine their heritage and make it live, argues Adrian College chaplain, Chris Momany. Read More

Wesleyan values shape future leaders

United Methodist-related Shenandoah University's leader says, 'We are here to form and transform young people.' Read More

Inveneo partnership benefits Haiti school

A Methodist school in LeVeque, Haiti has been chosen as one of 40 schools in rural Haiti to receive a solar powered computer lab as part of the Haiti Connected Schools (HCS) Program. Read More

Low funds hurt church’s schools in Liberia

With no reliable salary, sometimes the only thing keeping teachers at Liberia's United Methodist schools is a dedication to their students. Read More

‘My Favorite (School) Year’

Meet a first-time school president and a freshman as they begin their journey at United Methodist-related University of Indianapolis. Read More

Churches respond to Chicago school strike

As Chicago public schoolteacher strike enters second day, churches open doors for tutoring, recreation and fun. Read More

Loan break for United Methodist students

BorrowSmart offers a 3.75 interest rate, different repayment option to try to help students graduate without huge amounts to repay. Read More

College majors’ value not measured in cash

In response to Kiplinger's "worst college majors," Dillard University president says salary is not only criteria for choosing what to study. Read More

Teachers honored for exemplary work

Board of Higher Education and Ministry recognizes 50 among United Methodist-related schools for teaching, service and commitment. Read More

Student exchange program opens world

Wesleyan and Methodist schools in six countries form a network to provide new learning experiences. Read More

Students face years of debt

If no agreement reached, loan rates will increase at a time when young people are graduating or leaving with thousands to repay. Read More

Obama immigration policy decision praised

Bishop Carcaño calls executive order opening door for young people 'an extraordinary way forward for much-needed immigration reform.' Read More

Cal Turner Family Center planned at Meharry

A $3 million donation to Meharry Medical College will be used to construct a family center for use by the public as well as students. Read More

Foundation takes sting out of seminary cost

After witnessing so many students struggle with debt, one retired pastor vowed to help ease their burden. Read More

UMW reps outline rural women’s struggles

For these nine women, U.N. meeting offers chance to share experiences, learn from others. Read More

UN explores needs of rural women

United Methodists contribute to discussion between grassroots, governments on empowering women. Read More

John Wesley and black colleges

Walter Kimbrough writes that United Methodists can see the social principles in action when they support the Black College Fund. Read More

Meharry tackles health care from all angles

From cancer research to community partnerships to reduce diabetes, historic Meharry keeps an eye on the future. Read More

Doctor buys hospital to aid rural health

Meharry Medical College graduate models dedication to the poor in Mississippi. "We have to stop making excuses and do more." Read More

Meharry looks to close health-care gap

A mix of medical expertise and political advocacy is key to stopping disparities in health care for the poor, says United Methodist medical college. Read More

Dental school cares for entire community

Since oral health is a path to overall health, Meharry School of Dentistry instills in its students a passion for serving the underserved. Read More

Africa becomes theology professor’s passion

Through Africa University connections, Otterbein professor forges connection with Muslim women in Malawi. Read More

Meharry attacks HIV/AIDS in lab, streets

African-American women are 15 times more likely to become infected with HIV. One medical school is trying to find out why. Read More

At Meharry, M.D. means ‘Make a Difference’

United Methodist-related medical college works to change inequity in health care that racial and ethnic minorities often face. Read More

Young leaders watching church in action

The Bishop Melvin G. Talbert Leadership Institute Fellows are being nurtured to become ethical leaders of vital congregations. Read More

Black College Fund celebrates 40 years

United Methodist support helps recruit outstanding faculty and provide students with academic, cultural and spiritual guidance. Read More

Home nourishes body, soul of Nigerian young

Born out of the Hope for Children of Africa initiative, this mission of the United Methodist orphanage is still expanding. Read More

Oklahoma church sends Bibles to Congo

United Methodist pastor at General Conference hears story of pastors without Bibles and starts effort to send God's word. Read More

Deportations Leave Teen Alone

When Jasmine Franco's parents had to leave the U.S., church friends gave her shelter. Now she is the first in her family to go to college. View

Pastor ayuda como chofer escolar

Un pastor que recibió mucha ayuda para completar sus estudios, ahora se asegura que otros estudiantes tengan lo necesario para terminar la escuela. View

Can Christians embrace faith and science?

As many states consider preventing the teaching of evolution, United Methodists ask why science and the church can't coexist. Read More

Driving Kids To Graduate

One pastor who had a lot of help completing his studies is now making sure other students have what they need to finish school. View

Life After Foster Care

Two-thirds of kids in foster care don't graduate and half end up homeless. Advocates make sure those without parents have someone to turn to. View

Participating in the groundbreaking are: (left to right) Robert Stern, architect; R. Gerald Turner, SMU president; Condoleezza Rice, chair of the Bush Institute Advisory Board; George and Laura Bush.

SMU breaks ground on Bush Center

Former president tells 3,000 supporters: "Today's groundbreaking marks the beginning of a journey." Read More

African bishops urge theological education

Pastoral training is not keeping pace with church growth. Leaders hope $2 million will help change that. Read More

Evolution and Intelligent Design

The General Conference of The United Methodist Church opposes the introduction of any faith-based theories such as Creationism or Intelligent Design into the curriculum of public schools. Read More

Africa University Requests Financial Support

Zimbabwe's economic crisis shows few signs of easing, and United Methodist-related Africa University has issued another urgent call for financial support from the denomination. Read More

Distance learning center launched in Mozambique

Hailing a new era for higher education in Africa, supporters dedicate a distance learning center as a satellite campus of Africa University. Read More

United Methodist Advertising Awareness Continues Steady Climb

New research indicates that awareness of The United Methodist Church's "Open hearts. Open minds. Open doors." advertising continues to escalate, reaching more "seekers" each year. Read More

Program Calendars Are Useful Leadership Resource

The 2008 official program calendar of The United Methodist Church will be available through United Methodist Communications beginning June 22. Calendars are available in a variety of formats, including desk, wall and pocket calendars, at affordable prices. Read More

President, Congress Urged To Reorder Budget Priorities

Two officers of the United Methodist Council of Bishops have joined with the president of the denomination's social justice agency to call for a reordering of the nation's budget priorities.
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Red Bird Missionary Conference Meets AIDS Fund Raising Challenge

The Red Bird Missionary Conference is leading the way in meeting the fund raising goal of a dollar for every U.S. member to support HIV and AIDS education, prevention and treatment. Read More