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Candles and flowers were placed outside the Le Carillon café in tribute to those killed in the Nov. 13 Paris attacks. At least 129 people died in various locations and more than 350 were injured.  Photo by John Seigenthaler, Aljazeera America

Shock, solidarity after Paris attacks

United Methodists, other faith leaders express outrage, support and a call to be peacemakers after coordinated terrorist attacks strike fear in Paris. Read More

Refugees await crossing from Hungary into Austria. Photo © UNHCR/Mark Henley

Welcoming refugees as ‘fellow pilgrims’ in Europe

Both immediate actions and long-term perspectives are needed in crisis, says European Methodist Council. Read More

A young migrant girl hoping to reach Germany with her family holds up a sign inside the Hungarian border. Photo by Oláh Gergely Máté.

[Redirect] European refugee aid goes beyond food

For United Methodists and other faith groups, current migrant crisis shows overall improvements are needed on how asylum seekers are treated. Read More

A young migrant girl hoping to reach Germany with her family holds up a sign inside the Hungarian border.  Photo by Oláh Gergely Máté

European refugee aid goes beyond food

For United Methodists and other faith groups, current migrant crisis shows that overall improvements are needed on how asylum seekers are treated Read More

United Methodists in Hungary are a part of Hungarian Interchurch Aid and have assisted in the refugee effort. Photo by Fekete Dániel, HIA-Hungary, ACT Alliance.

Welcoming the Stranger: Difficult and Necessary

The United Methodist Church in Europe and at the global level is responding to the migration crisis. See answers to some of the most common concerns. Read More

Migrants crowd the Keleti pályaudvar train station  in Budapest while waiting passage to other countries within the European Union. Photo by Daniel Peters for United Methodist News Service.

United Methodists find challenges, blessings in Europe’s migration crisis

'To seek asylum is one of the human rights,' says German bishop. Churches worry about deaths of those trying to get to Europe and xenophobic acts against refugees. Read More

Migrants form a crowd at the Keleti pályaudvar train station Sept. 2 in Budapest while waiting passage to Germany, Austria and other wealthier countries within the European Union where the laws on refugee protection are better. Photo by Daniel Peters for UMNS

Coping with Europe’s migration crisis

United Methodists find both a challenge and a blessing in providing support and advocacy for global migrants. Read More

The Men's Association of the United Methodist Church, Harare West District, sings during the 2013 Palm Sunday service in the Kwang Lim Chapel at Africa University. A UMNS photo by Kathleen Barry.; Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

Cultural traditions enhance Easter

United Methodists around the world celebrate Christ’s Resurrection in diverse ways. Read More

Regional conferences take on social issues

United Methodists tackled hot-button topics like homosexuality, gun violence, divestment and immigration reform. Read More

Church vitality: From ‘dying’ to ‘reborn’

Failing German congregation had planned to sell its building, but God had other plans. Last year the church was re-consecrated. Read More

United Methodists prep for 2013 conferences

Amid serious deliberations, members also take time to celebrate in United States, Africa, Europe and the Philippines. Read More

‘Give Back’ aids United Methodist church

Minneapolis' North United Methodist building gets upgrades, thanks to real estate-sponsored program. Read More

Churches reach out after Ohio shootings

Chardon United Methodist Church has close relationship with high school where shooter killed one, wounded four students. Read More

Kira Volkova helps give the first-ever Young People’s Address during the 2008 United Methodist General Conference.

Young Russian pastor shares courageous journey

Strong faith, compassion move Kira Volkova's ministry. Read More

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