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Several U.S. presidents had ties to   what is now The United Methodist Church.  Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry.

Many U.S. presidents have Methodist ties

Leaders from Lincoln to FDR to Obama turned to Wesley's followers for spiritual and social aid. Read More

Social-justice agency commends president for ‘critical first step’

The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society sent a letter to President Obama commending him on his executive order extending deferred status to as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants. Read More

United Methodists receive freedom medal

Former senators Lugar and Inouye honored by Obama for their public service as examples of those who have "strengthened our nation." Read More

Lowery, Height join those on inaugural platform

Civil rights veterans Joseph Lowery and Dorothy Height share historic moment with new President Barack Obama. Read More

Bishop Woodie White and Barbara Thompson help lead a discussion during a reunion of the former racially segregated Central Jurisdiction of the Methodist Church in this 2004 file photo. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.

In letter to King, bishop rejoices over election of nation’s first African-American president

Woodie White shares a feeling of "joy beyond description" at historic moment. Read More

44 Steps Closer: A Nation's Journey

Obama embraced as symbol of U.S. diversity

United Methodists from different backgrounds say U.S. voters have acknowledged the country's diversity. Read More

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