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Press Center

The press center provides an archive of press releases and statements, as well as media resources and contact information for assistance with media inquiries and interview requests. Read More

Council of Bishops opens ecumenical office

An important organizational transition in the denomination Jan. 1 by launching an Office of Christian Unity and Interreligious Relationships. Read More

Survey ranks top Christmas activities

Americans believe Christmas is the most important holiday, followed by Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Easter, according to a new holiday survey commissioned by United Methodist Communications. Read More

United Methodists Garner Highest Favorability Score

About 62% of adult Americans have a favorable impression of United Methodists. That's according to a new survey from LifeWay Research that looks at perceptions of faith groups among adults in the U.S. Read More

General Conference Rule Changes Proposed

Proposals include providingSabbath rest, setting adeadline for evening adjournment, and expanding scheduled time for committee work. Read More

America’s Sunday Supper promotes service

United Methodist Communications and the United Methodist General Board of Church and Society are urging communities to Rethink Church with America's Sunday Supper on January 15, 2012, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and Human Relations Day. Read More

Imagine No Malaria receives $3 million grant

The United Methodist Church will get a surge of support for its work to eliminate deaths and suffering from malaria in Africa, thanks to a $3 million supplemental grant from the United Nations Foundation. Read More

United Methodists Launch Free Mobile App

Mobile device users can easily access information about The United Methodist Church on the go with a new free United Methodist application. Read More

Goodpaster Calls for Building Bridges on 9/11

Bishop Larry M. Goodpaster, President of the Council of Bishops, is urging United Methodists to commemorate the tenth anniversary of 9/11 with prayer and interfaith connection.
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Economy trumps terrorism as top concern

A decade after 9/11, only 16% of Americans believe terrorism is the most important issue in the world, according to a new survey on Americans' interest in international concerns and related behaviors.

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Pre-General Conference briefing to be held Jan. 19-21

United Methodist Communications will host a news briefing in preparation for General Conference 2012 in Tampa. Read More

Vital Congregations Website Empowers Churches

A new website aims to equip and empower local churches to become vital and healthy congregations. UMVitalCongregations.org is designed to help churches move through a process of evaluation and assessment as they begin to set goals, and then find key resources to help them achieve those goals. Read More

2012 Program Calendar Now Available

Themed around Africa University, the official 2012 United Methodist Program Calendar-now available from United Methodist Communications-offers planning pages full of information at-your-fingertips and puts the spotlight on Africa University students who are using education to bring hope to the continent. Read More

Volunteer Marshals and Pages Needed

Volunteers can now apply online to serve as marshals or pages during The United Methodist Church's 2012 General Conference. Read More

Shockley to Coordinate Local Church Transformation Project

KimAnn Shockley has been named coordinator of a new project to discover more about the renewal of existing local churches and the practices that lead to transformation. Read More

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