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The Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe of the United Methodist Board of Church and Society address the 2016 United Methodist General Conference May 16 in Portland, Ore. Crowe helped present the report on the denomination's Four Areas of Focus for ministry. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Legislation promotes expanded health care for Native Americans, other minorities

Legislation adopted by the United Methodist General Conference could support efforts to improve health care for Native Americans. Read More

Carson Jones and his daughter, Sade, 12, attend summer conferences of the Southeast Jurisdiction Association for Native American Ministries thanks to the Native American Ministries Sunday offering. Photo courtesy of Carson Jones.

Native American Ministries offering enriches heritage

Carson Jones and daughter, Sade, 12, attend summer conferences of Southeast Jurisdiction Association for Native American Ministries thanks to Special Sunday offering. Read More

Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey, elected to the episcopacy in 2012, serves the Louisiana Episcopal Area. Portrait taken in Aldrich Chapel at First United Methodist Church, Baton Rouge, La. Photo by Troy Kleinpeter. Accompanies UMNS story #057.  2/29/13.; Photo by Troy Kleinpeter

United Methodists Gathering to Tackle AIDS Crisis

Bishop Cynthia Harvey will provide a clarion call to action to those gathered at the 5th United Methodist Global AIDS Fund Conference "Countdown to Zero: Just Save One." Read More

Members of Dayspring Native American United Methodist Church in East Peoria, Illinois, say a prayer during Sunday service. Photo by Ting Shen, Journal Star.

Church provides connection to Native American worship

'We had no place to go.' Dayspring Native American United Methodist Church combines drums, sage and Scripture for unique service. Read More

Video image of Native American teen who is part of riding program in North Dakota.

Native American Teens and Tradition

A riding program is re-introducing young people to a part of their culture that has been lost in today's world. View

Christy Oxendine, Native American seminary scholar, is a student at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. Photo courtesy Emory University.

Native American Seminary Scholar hopes to mentor others

"It's important to me to encourage more Native Americans to enter [ordained] ministry,” says scholarship recipient Christy Oxendine. Read More

Native American teens participate in a tobacco prevention program hosted by the Committee on Native American Ministries of the North Carolina Conference.

Native American Teens Stop Smoking

Tobacco use among Native Americans is much higher than in the general population. Now teens in a top tobacco-growing state pledge not to smoke. View

Church to Extend Healing Ministries with Native American and Other Indigenous People

The United Methodist Church is taking steps to extend to regional units and local congregations a ministry of repentance and reconciliation with Native American and other indigenous people as part of an effort to build a church of integrity and inclusiveness for all people and all of God's creation. Read More

Council of Bishops Meet at Lake Junaluska

United Methodist bishops from around the globe will gather in North Carolina at the Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center for the Council of Bishops meeting, November 10-15, 2013. Read More

Oklahoma license plate suit sparks debate

United Methodists respond to pastor's belief that Native American imagery on state's license plates violates his religious liberty. Read More

United Methodists plan Sand Creek project

As massacre's 150th anniversary approaches, denomination wants to set record straight on Methodist involvement and work on healing. Read More

Women making history: Jalisa Ross

"Women's History Month reminds us of the women who are not yet here. Will we leave them a mess or ... a future worth fighting for?" Read More

Acts of Repentance guide stresses healing

United Methodists journey from learning to apologies to developing relationships with indigenous people. Read More

UMTV: Act of Repentance

Preparations for the GC2012 event included listening sessions with indigenous peoples in Norway, the Philippines, and the U. S. View

Ministry feels the pain of Northern Cheyenne

Sand Creek Massacre of 1864 still alive as Wyoming United Methodist church workers try to develop trust with massacre descendants. Read More

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