Lewd tweets offer lessons on sexual ethics
Lawmaker’s misstep highlights concern over abuse of power in both church and society.
Radiation threat slows Japan’s recovery
Denominations cooperate in efforts to rebuild Japanese churches and communities, but fear building in areas touched by radiation.
Inmates offer Lenten thoughts on God’s love
Repentance and Christ’s death have special meaning for prisoners. “They make mistakes. We make mistakes. But the Lord loves us all.”
Christopher called man of faith, peace
The former U.S. secretary of state lived out his United Methodist identity on the world stage, his pastor said.
Japan’s churches to help house survivors
Even a country as well-prepared as Japan cannot cope without assistance. Churches play a key role in recovery.
Church groups network for Japan relief
Ecumenical partnerships provide food, water and medical aid as UMCOR donations reach $600,000.
Church can teach society about sexual ethics
Vital congregations offer space to discuss this “most social, personal and political aspect of our human existence,” says church executive.
Japanese Christians begin relief work
“The needs far surpass our ability to provide,” a missionary says. The United Methodist relief agency is responding with emergency funds.
Faith in times of disaster
When earthquakes and tsunamis occur, even faithful Christians question why God doesn’t prevent such disasters. Yet, God is still present in loss.
Student letters oppose executing mentally ill
A group of Vanderbilt Divinity students wrote letters to their congressmen supporting bills that would exclude the mentally ill from execution.
Japan tragedy bridges global community
From Connecticut to California, United Methodists respond to earthquake and tsunami and offer hope and healing.
Mission work continues in Japan, despite fears
A wave of aftershocks, radiation warnings and lack of food and fuel make it difficult, but United Methodist missionaries forge ahead.
Worship resources for Japan quake
Prayer, liturgies and other resources for responding to the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.
FAQ: Japan earthquake and response
Here are some tips for United Methodists eager to help those affected by the earthquake and tsunami.
Sendai in turmoil after quake, says missionary
For many people, just getting basic necessities is the biggest priority.
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