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Bispo Ivan Abrahams do Conselho Mundial Metodista prega no dia 17 de Maio. Foto de  Mike DuBose, UMNS

Bispo Abraham exorta para comprometimento Wesleyana aos marginalizados

Jesus de Palestina tem sido sempre acessível a todos, disse o líder máximo do Conselho Mundial Metodista. Read More

Bishop Mary Ann Swenson introduces representatives from Pan-Methodist Churches during a May 17 worship service at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS.

Ecumenical Day marks new relationships

United Methodists form new bonds with Moravians, Uniting Church in Sweden; awards honor ecumenical service. Read More

Bishop Ivan Abrahams top executive of the World Methodist Council, gives the sermon May 17 during morning worship at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Bishop Abrahams urges Wesleyan commitment to the marginalized

Jesus of Palestine has always been accessible to all, says World Methodist Council top executive. Read More

Highland Park United Methodist Church’s Carpenters for Christ group is nearing completion of its 100th Habitat for Humanity house, in time for the church’s centennial celebration. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS

Church celebrates 100 years and 100 Habitat houses

Highland Park United Methodist reaches construction goal in time for centennial. Read More

Changing a child’s story: Iowa’s literacy project

One million books and a million hours of reading with children – that’s the goal of Iowa United Methodists in a new initiative. Can you help? Read More

Dr. Alexis Ngoy Kasole Maloba (left), United Methodist Church health coordinator in Democratic Republic of Congo, and Dr. Philippe Okonda Akasa, health coordinator for East Congo, examine data on malaria at Alliance for Malaria Prevention Conference in Geneva. Photo by Gary Henderson, United Methodist Communications.

Imagine No Malaria proves it is about more than a mosquito

In addition to life-saving bed nets, funds raised provide upgrades for hospitals like electricity, medicines for sick people and communication technologies that aid in prevention. Read More

Sharon and Lynn Fogleman are family physicians serving with The Mission Society in South Sudan. Photo courtesy the Holston Conference of The United Methodist Church.

Husband-and-wife doctor team fights malaria

Physicians in South Sudan lead community-awareness trainings in Africa and speak at U.S. churches to have “more of a lasting impact” as medical professionals. Read More

Ebola: A cry for faith

Rose Farhat uses the story of the four men letting their friend down through a roof to see Jesus to describe the response needed for those caught in the Ebola epidemic. Read More

The Rev. Faith Fowler shows off her sandals, made from old tires by workers at Cass Community Social Service's Green Industries.  Photo courtesy of Faith Fowler

A ‘Faith’-based look at urban ministry

United Methodist pastor Faith Fowler’s new book shares ups, downs of 20 years of working with Detroit’s poor. Read More

Circles of Protection

The mission of Circles is to inspire and equip families and communities to thrive by creating circles of people and organizations in the community to end poverty. Visit Site

Society of St. Andrew

The Society of St. Andrew salvages fresh, nutritious produce from American farms — produce that otherwise would be left to rot — and delivers it to agencies across the nation that serve the poor. Visit Site

Spent: A Poverty Simulation Game

PlaySpent walks you through the tough choices that employed people who live at the poverty line have to make. Visit Site

The Rev. Lorenza Andrade Smith (left) visits with Lester, a homeless man who is taking shelter inside a box culvert beneath a busy street in El Paso, Texas. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.

Four Areas of Focus: Ministering With the Poor

United Methodists seek to alleviate conditions that undermine quality of life and limit the opportunity to flourish. More

On anniversary, witness recalls Kenyan mall massacre

United Methodist Scott Gilpin volunteered at the Red Cross after the attack. “The takeaway was not just the murders I saw, but … God's love in all these people's eyes." Read More

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