New York bishop supports Islamic center
Jeremiah Park says denying religious freedom “makes us less as Americans.”
More teens becoming ‘almost’ Christian
Study shows 3 of 4 U.S. teens claim to be Christian, but few practice their faith, deem it important, or talk coherently about beliefs. Parents and pastors could be to blame.
Diverse church lifts up New Orleans
Joyful worship and lots of new faces follow merger of historically black and white congregations.
Baptismal waters bless post-Katrina church
Worshippers give thanks to God and the United Methodist connection on fifth anniversary of flooding.
Letter alleges racism in Obama attacks
More than 90 Christian leaders ask United Methodists to speak out against racially motivated “assaults.”
Mississippi churches thank Katrina workers
Church member testifies those who responded "were the rod and staff of God."
The road back from Hurricane Katrina
Amazing stories of faith keep hope alive in UMNS writer’s birthplace.
Zoning battles endanger religious freedom
Denying property rights to faith groups can represent an “invidious attack” on religious liberty.
‘Angels’ mending lives on Gulf Coast
Hundreds of thousands of United Methodist volunteers have helped rebuild homes and lives after Hurricane Katrina.
African churches desire equal voice
Study committee will explore ways to promote the faith in different cultures.
Down economy changes clergy careers
There’s either a pastor glut or shortage, depending on where you live. Church staffs are being cut, and many pastors are waiting longer to retire.
Louisiana churches hail Katrina response
Five years after the hurricane, Bishop Hutchinson reflects, “We lost church buildings and congregations, but we gained the church.”
Lazarus Project helps military families
At Austin Peay, 1 in 6 students are connected to the military. The Wesley Foundation provides support for those dealing with deployment.
Luke’s House offers healing and prayers
Katrina-inspired ministry is “a blessing to the whole community.”
Giving thanks in Katrina’s wake
Five years after the hurricane's devastation, Bishop Ward says prayers, presence and partnership are critical to recovery.
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