Churches provide hospitality for inauguration crowds
Congregations are welcoming Washington visitors with the theme: "Be the Change You Want to See."
Bishop’s 33rd letter to King celebrates ‘unforgettable’ milestone
Barack Obama’s election as the first African-American U.S. president signifies more than a transfer of power, writes Bishop Woodie White.
Analysis: United Methodists assess Bush presidency
George W. Bush’s tenure was marked by both agreement and conflict with his denomination’s policies.
Faith leaders call for increase in U.S. 'living wage'
A campaign in the United States pushes for an increase in the federal minimum wage to $10 by 2010.
Church keeps Zimbabwe hospitals open
With many public facilities closed, United Methodist hospitals continue to treat patients, and the church plans more aid.
Benediction will be emotional, Lowery says
The Rev. Joseph Lowery says he will pray with his eyes open because he knows he “will see Martin smiling at us.”
Commentary: A lesson from my daughter
The Rev. Linda E. Thomas tells how her 8-year-old daughter helped awaken in her a feeling of pride for America.
Students expect Obama to be man of his word
College students say they will be watching the new president and realize they have a role to play too.
Young people tie Obama vote to faith
Election shows young people can make a difference, and it’s time for their voices to be heard, they say.
In letter to King, bishop rejoices over election of nation’s first African-American president
Woodie White shares a feeling of "joy beyond description" at historic moment.
United Methodists consider a word with the president
What would you ask Barack Obama if you had 15 minutes with him? United Methodists share their thoughts.
United Methodists will offer inaugural hospitality
Churches around Washington will hold special events and provide hospitality to visitors during the historic inauguration week.
New Congress will have 53 United Methodists
Fifty-three United Methodists will serve in the 111th Congress, and the denomination still ranks third in total congressional membership.
Young clergy numbers rise, bucking leadership trend
The number of United Methodist clergy under age 35 rose in 2008, offering a sign of hope as the church focuses on developing leaders.
Crisis situation threatens survival of Zimbabweans
A crisis of medical, political and economic proportions is threatening the resiliency and survival of the people of Zimbabwe.
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