Churches buy Fair Trade items to ‘act justly’
United Methodists purchase coffee, candles and palms for Palm Sunday from companies that support fair wages.
Church responds to Mozambique flood
Heavy rains washed away homes, crops and livestock, affecting 140,000. Several church entities are rushing aid.
Carcaño guest at Obama immigration speech
United Methodist Bishop Minerva Carcaño joined other faith leaders in affirming the President’s call for immigration reform.
Close Guantanamo, urge faith, rights groups
Detention facility is counterproductive to combating terrorism and inspires those who seek to harm U.S., argue opponents.
Methodists join Belfast peace effort
East Belfast mission, pastor use facility there to bring community together to find way to end violence, destruction.
Adam Hamilton to preach at Inaugural Service
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.
Book applies prayer to world problems
United Methodist pastor’s book moves mission of international effort to relieve human suffering to daily deeds.
Haiti moves forward after earthquake
Three years later, United Methodist recovery efforts help re-house over one million, and look toward long-term development.
2012: A year’s worth of disasters
As pain stretched across continents and touched some places already damaged, United Methodists throughout the connection responded.
2012: Hunger spiked when disaster struck
Whether natural or economic, disasters have driven up need for food assistance this year.
Typhoon lessons learned in Philippines
Focus on disaster risk reduction by UMCOR and others paid off when Typhoon Bopha struck Dec. 4.
45 United Methodists in diverse Congress
United Methodist numbers will drop slightly when the most religiously diverse Congress convenes in January.
Same-sex unions gain support in U.S. elections
United Methodists were on both sides of the issue Nov. 6 as the vote in four states indicated support for same-sex unions.
Bees, snails, Moringa trees boost Liberians
UMCOR’s program to teach sustainable agriculture and development makes an economic and health impact for West Africans.
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