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Easter lily. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Resurrection celebrated in town terrorists attacked

United Methodist bishop in Côte d’Ivoire holds Easter service in town that was site of deadly terrorist attack. Read More

Bishop Samuel Azariah, second from left, the moderator of the Church of Pakistan, was host of a conference in Lahore earlier in March on interreligious cooperation. Azariah asked for prayers for peace and “wisdom” from political and religious leaders after the Easter Sunday terrorist attack in Pakistan. Photo courtesy of the World Council of Churches

Easter attack on Pakistan’s Christians

Church of Pakistan leaders pray for an end to religious extremism after terrorist attack on a large number of Christians and those of other faiths at Lahore park. Read More

“The Road to Emmaus,” an 1877  painting by Robert Zund.  The Gospel of Luke account remains beloved reading and gives inspiration to spiritual retreats. Public Domain

Walking with Christ: Do you know the way to Emmaus?

Luke’s account of the risen Christ’s journey remains beloved reading and gives inspiration to United Methodist-supported retreats. Here is why it resonates. Read More

On Easter Sunday, many United Methodist congregations gather at sunrise to celebrate the resurrection. Photo by Joe Iovino, United Methodist Communications.

Easter sunrise services: A celebration of resurrection

Many United Methodists attend special outdoor worship services early on Easter morning. These celebrations date back to the 1700s, and maybe earlier. Read More

As people of the Resurrection, we know that God can bring renewal from the darkest of times. Photo by Chris M. Moore (CC0 license) via freely.com, edited by United Methodist Communications.

Every day to us is Easter: Experience resurrection all year long

An Easter hymn reminds us renewals happen throughout our lives. In our worship and our work, we are to share the good news of resurrection. More

Funeral takes place in scene from Chuck Knows Church short feature on death and resurrection. Courtesy of Discipleship Ministries.

Chuck Knows Church: Resurrection

In this feature, "Easter people" are asked to think about death and the celebration we can look forward to through the Resurrection. View

Sacro Monte di Crea. The finding of the empty tomb of Christ, statues by Antonio Brilla, 1889. (Public domain). Photo by Stefano Bistolfi, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

‘We shall be raised!’

“I believe in … the resurrection of the body and the life everlasting." Christians have repeated these words for centuries. But what do they mean? Several scholars offer their perspectives. Read More

Judas Iscariot (right), retiring from the Last Supper. New Testament scholars argue for a nuanced view of the disciple who betrayed Jesus. Painting by Carl Heinrich Bloch, late 19th century. Public domain

What can Christians learn from Judas?

Christians still struggle today with how to view Jesus’ most notorious disciple. Scholars argue for a nuanced view. Read More

Chuck Knows Church talks about the symbolism and history behind the funeral pall.

Chuck Knows Church: Funeral Pall

A pall is more than a cloth used to drape a casket during a funeral. Chuck tells us more about this important symbol of baptism and resurrection. View

What happens to the body after death?

The death and resurrection of Jesus laid the groundwork for Christian beliefs about what happens after we die, say United Methodist scholars and theologians. Read More

Rays of sunlight are filtered through tree branches creating sunbeams. A UMCom photo by Ronny Perry.

Reveling in the Resurrection

Stations of the Resurrection art and devotions commemorate the appearances and Ascension into Heaven of Christ in the weeks following Easter Sunday. Read More

Why did Jesus have to die?

As every Christian knows, Jesus freely died for our sins. But was there a less brutal way for God and humanity to be reconciled? Read More

Funeral takes place in scene from Chuck Knows Church short feature on death and resurrection. Courtesy of Discipleship Ministries.

A short film about death and resurrection

In this feature, Chuck Knows Church calls all "Easter people" to think about death and the celebration we can look forward to through the Resurrection. View

Tornado Losses, Lessons:  Rev. Kelly Clem

The Rev. Kelly Clem lost her child and her church in a 1994 tornado. Now she is comforting others recovering from storms. View

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