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We are all St. Louisans now

St.Louis area bloggers respond to the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. 'When one of us hurts, we all hurt.' Read More

Vigil near where Michael Brown was killed. Photo by the Rev. Matt Miofsky.

Church leaders strive to be peacemakers in Ferguson

United Methodists respond in the wake of a police shooting of an unarmed teenager. Read More

Peace and justice possible

“We must never allow war and violence to have the last word.” Bishop Ivan Abrahams says we must commit ourselves to restoring peace. Read More

Our blessed responsibility to God’s children

Bishop Gregory V. Palmer says children in humanitarian crisis need our help. ‘We have been given to love all children and be their protectors.’ Read More

Photo illustration by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

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,

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

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