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A panel discussion on a recent United Methodist Women-sponsored dialogue between Russian and Ukrainian women included, from left, Kateryna Levchenko, Harriett Jane Olson, Tatiana Dwyer and Natalia Khodyreva. Not pictured is Martha Kebalo. Photo by Beryl Goldberg for United Methodist Women

Russian, Ukrainian women seek peace together

United Methodist Women members arrange for a Russian-Ukrainian dialogue on the conflict between the two countries. Read More

Video image from Methodism in Russia: 100 Years of Darkness and Light, courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Methodism in Eurasia: 100 Years of Darkness and Light

The Methodist church, established in Russia over 100 years ago was forced underground during the reign of Communism. Documentary traces the roots to features historic images and fascinating stories. Read More

Representatives of churches and religious organizations in the Ukraine and Russia met Jan. 20-22, 2015, in Wuppertal, Germany, to develop plans for dialogue. Participants included United Methodist Bishops Eduard Khegay and Rosemarie Wenner, the host, front row, third and fourth from left. Photo courtesy of Bishop Eduard Khegay

Religious leaders from Ukraine, Russia try peace effort

As European political leaders attempt to end the fighting in eastern Ukraine, a United Methodist bishop and others pursue their own dialogue. Read More

Soummete from Bishkek United Methodist Church is baptized during the Spirit Movement Festival in the local river near Voronezh, Russia. Photo courtesy the United Methodist Church in Eurasia.

Celebrating 125th anniversary of church in Eurasia

Spirit Movement Festival honors heroes and martyrs from Russia and Korea who helped establish Methodism in Eurasia and also looks to the future. Read More

Ukrainian United Methodists feel strain of war

Members of two United Methodist churches in Eastern Ukraine continue to feel the impact of fighting between rebels and Ukrainian military forces. Read More

The skyline of L’viv, Ukraine. German United Methodists recently called upon their government to work for negotiations, rather than military action, in the conflict between Russia and Ukraine.

German United Methodists seek peace for Russia, Ukraine

Open letter to Merkel calls on German government to work for negotiations and dialogue with all sides, not military action. Read More

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Leaders of 2 agencies decry laws targeting gays

Tough new laws against homosexuality in Uganda and other countries will lead to "marginalization, harassment, and exploitation in our global civil society," some United Methodist leaders are saying.  Read More

Sister Anna Eklund (right) and the Rev. Oscar Pöeld deliver provisions in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1921. A UMNS photo courtesy of the United Methodist Commission on Archives and History.

United Methodists reclaim rich Russian history

Early missionaries paved way for post-Soviet revival. Read More

Kira Volkova helps give the first-ever Young People’s Address during the 2008 United Methodist General Conference.

Young Russian pastor shares courageous journey

Strong faith, compassion move Kira Volkova's ministry. Read More

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