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Domestic abuse; photo illustration by Ronny Perry, United Methodist Communications

Church’s domestic violence response predates NFL news

But, advocates say, churches can do more to bring sunlight to an issue too often left behind closed doors. Read More

A nurse volunteer takes blood  pressures during a WelcomeTable event organized by Givens LifeMinistries at Mills River near Asheville, N.C. Photo courtesy Shelia Mlz.

Faith community nurses help heal body, mind and soul

Faith community nurses offer educational principles as well as spiritual care and nurturing. "This is a role that no other in the church is able to provide.” Read More

Susan and Frank May on cross-country bike trip to raise funds for The Methodist Home, Spring 2014. Photo courtesy Susan and Frank May and The Methodist Home.

Bicycling for The Methodist Home

Susan and Frank May are riding from Florida to California to raise funds for residential care home that addresses the needs of abused and at-risk children. Read More

Bishop Matthews asks for prayers, action after D.C.-area mall shooting

“A deep sense of tragedy hangs in the air,” Bishop Marcus Matthews of the Baltimore-Washington Annual Conference wrote as he called for prayers in the wake of the Jan. 25 shooting at the Mall in Columbia. Read More

Indy event targets spousal abuse in church

Faith communities are not exempt from domestic violence, and every church needs a safety team and a safety plan, says advocate. Read More

Jennifer Miller holds a sign from the Oct. 4 “Walkin’ with my Sister” event.

Anchorage church ‘sheds light’ on abuse

Domestic violence affects men, women and families "of all races, of all economic levels, of all ages, of all religions," says Jennifer Miller of First United Methodist Church. Read More

Q&A: Commission on the Status & Role of Women

We challenge the church to overcome the sin of sexism, sexual exploitation, gender discrimination and idolatry. 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

Women at U.N. share real-life challenges

United Methodist delegates among those 'seeking their place at the table' to advocate as they tackle issues of violence, poverty and war. 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

College students fight human trafficking

Wesley Foundation at Florida International leads helps others to understand this 'modern-day slavery' could happen on any campus. 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

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