Missionaries in Japan cope with quake’s toll
As tremors continue and the nuclear threat deepens, United Methodist missionaries offer comfort and prayer.
United Methodists respond to Japan quake
UPDATE: Monitoring the situation through missionaries and partners, church agencies call for prayer in wake of massive quake and tsunami.
Women offer tools to combat strife
Ecumenical Women developed resources for peace building in response to violence against the most vulnerable in Libya and Côte d’Ivoire.
UMCOR, donors work to rebuild Sudan
Efforts will construct schools and provide for water and sanitation. Some projects offer opportunities to earn income and improve farming methods.
Women share their stories at UN event
The United Methodist Women’s delegation brought attention to the need for greater access to education for women and girls.
Many U.S. presidents have Methodist ties
How did leaders from Lincoln to FDR to Obama turn to Wesley’s followers for spiritual and social aid?
United Methodists cheer Southern Sudan vote
Many churches in the United States already have a relationship with the world’s newest nation.
Malaria Ravages Congo Poor
George Clooney’s malaria made news but in Africa, the disease is ever-present. The UMC offers aid but it came too late for one woman’s family.
GOP dominates church’s congressional group
Republicans outnumber Democrats two to one among United Methodists in 112th Congress.
Interactive slideshow on trafficking
Church combats human trafficking
January 11 is Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Globally, 12.3 million people--17,000 in the U.S.--are forced into labor and prostitution.
Arizona bishop issues statement after shooting
Bishop Minerva Carcaño says a United Methodist was among those shot in Tucson on Saturday. She asks prayers in the face of the tragedy.
Arizona bishop asks for prayers after shootings
Bishop Carcaño condemns the shootings that killed 6 and wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 13 others, including at least one UM.
Nigerian Muslims, Christians seek peace
In a country torn by religious tensions, a United Methodist-sponsored seminar aims to end “the fear of coming close together.”
Pastor released from jail, ends fast
The Rev. Lorenza Andrade Smith hoped to fast until Congress voted on the DREAM Act. As her protest ended, others took it up on her behalf.
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