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Paine College president asks for prayers after campus shootings

One student is in the hospital, and another is under arrest, after shootings on May 4 and 5. Read More

Bishop, churches respond to school stabbings

Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton asks for prayers for the students and families of Pennsylvania high school where 19 students and one adult were stabbed. Read More

The Rev. Charles Harrison spends many nights with other Ten Point Coalition members on Indiana’s streets working to prevent violence. Photo by Danese Kenon, IndyStar.com

Crime-fighting pastor takes to the streets

He doesn’t “always make everyone comfortable,” but Charles Harrison is shining a light on violence by talking with gang members and church members. Read More

Prayers requested in Ukraine

United Methodist missionary’s letter describes violence of anti-government riots in Kyiv and asks support for a peaceful end to conflict. Read More

Does The United Methodist Church have a position on gun control?

What is the United Methodist Church stance on gun-related issues? Read More

Daily Digest: February 11, 2014

“It’s kind of like porcupines on a cold night; we prick each other sometimes. But still the grace is there, the warmth of God’s spirit, so I am hopeful...” Read More

Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University named the Rev. William Holmes its 2007 Distinguished Alumnus.

Pastor paid price for JFK sermon

Rev. William Holmes had to go into hiding after taking Dallas to task, post-assassination. Read More

‘Grateful to God’ for Kenya mall experience

United Methodist employee in Nairobi when assault occurred delays return to U.S. to help Kenyans as tragedy unfolded. Read More

Seeing God’s presence in a week of tragedy

In an unprecedented time of challenges, many see God's love in multiple ways. Read what they say and share what you have seen. Read More

Messages of caring and hope for Boston

Bishop and United Methodists around the globe testify to seeing God in action after the bombings at the Boston Marathon. Read More

Church offers help in wake of tragedy

We can never know why tragedy occurs, but The United Methodist Church offers resources to help those seeking consolation. Read More

United Methodists offer prayer and comfort after Boston bombings

As investigators search for answers, United Methodists provide healing messages for Boston. Read More

Faith coalition backs Obama gun plan

United Methodists join faith leaders representing more than 80 million Americans in urging immediate action to respond to crisis. Read More

Alabama church seeks healing after shooting

Days after their pastor accused of shooting and killing his wife, worshippers at Gardendale-Mt. Vernon sought comfort and answers. Read More

Faith leaders join call to end gun violence

Bells toll Dec. 21 for Newtown, Conn., shooting victims as religious leaders call for swift action to stop future tragedies. Read More

Newtown pastor sees pain as path to healing

The Rev. Mel Kawakami reflects on the hurt in his community as he shepherds his flock through anguish of school shootings. Read More

Grief transcends faith boundaries in Newtown

Religious community of Connecticut area comes together with governor and President to lead the healing process after horror of shootings. Read More

A Sunday of tears and comfort in Newtown

After the horrors of school shooting, nothing seems right until a congregation comes together to ask, "In our trials, Lord, walk with us." Read More

Church serves as help site in shooting wake

Newtown United Methodist, near the scene of Friday's deadly school shooting in Connecticut, is serving as a Red Cross respite center. Read More

Remembrance heart for some of the children who died on December 14, 2012 at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Photo by Arthur McClanahan.

Responding to Violence

United Methodists respond to tragedy by offering prayers and support. Find resources for helping people cope with violent events, read news coverage and learn how individuals make a positive difference. Read More

Concerns rise for Syrian Christians

United Methodists, ecumenical groups worry about effects of turmoil in Middle Eastern countries on indigenous Christians. Read More

Church puts spotlight on Congo conflict

United Methodists join with others to get global focus on continuing atrocities and need to pressure neighboring Rwanda. Read More

Help end killing, says Congo bishop to U.S.

"Rwanda is killing our people," United Methodist Bishop Ntambo Nkulu Ntanda tells U.S. House subcommittee at hearing. Read More

UMTV: Mom’s Grief Inspires Peace Walk

"It's like his spirit is pushing me." Chicago mom who lost son says prayer labyrinth lets people focus on following God, and can end violence. View

Church reaches out after Sikh temple attack

United Methodists in area offer prayers and help as calls for greater dialogue and understanding come from across the nation. Read More

Chicago church puts faith into action

Church takes hands-on approach to dealing with social issues endangering neighborhood. "We have to be a light in that community." Read More

Pastor mourns friend killed in Aurora shooting

Denver-area pastor helps others in Aurora theater tragedy as she comes to grips with loss of someone she knew well. Read More

Aurora community gathers for prayer

United Methodists join others in prayer for victims, survivors of theatre shooting rampage in Colorado. Read More

Bishop calls for end to Chicago violence

U.S. gun deaths are on the rise. Jung asks for "violence interrupters" to mediate disputes and for churches to "pray and act to stop the shooting." Read More

UMTV: The Art of a Lost Boy

James Makuac is one of the Lost Boys of Sudan. He knows all too well the hardships faced by his fellow refugees, and paints to tell their story. View

GC2012: Prayers for peace in Nigeria

General Conference prays for victims of the recent bombings that killed many as delegation worries about friends, families. Read More

United Methodists join mourning for Trayvon

Congregations across the nation honored the slain teen by wearing hoodies to churches Sunday. Read More

Pastors write ‘Hunger Games’ Bible study

Though no religious theme is intended, popular book series includes many Christian parallels. Read More

Churches comfort after Ohio school tragedy

Sharing stories and leaning on God are important to people as they try to recover after the shootings at Chardon High School. Read More

Churches reach out after Ohio shootings

Chardon United Methodist Church has close relationship with high school where shooter killed one, wounded four students. Read More