Partnership celebrates African church
Muslims and Christians in Sierra Leone and United Methodists from the U.S. helped rebuild a church out of the rubble of civil war.
Review: New Narnia movie avoids risk
Writer feels “Voyage of the Dawn Treader” more closely resembles a Disney cruise than the arduous, spiritual pilgrimage Lewis had in mind.
Stranded Haiti mission team heads home
UMVIMs from Western Pa. had to stay due to election protests. Flaming barricades caused havoc that closed roads and the airport.
Early Christmas gift shelters Eritrean family
Twenty-two United Methodist congregations in the Indianapolis area joined to build a Habitat for Humanity house.
Talking about Dawn Treader with Children
This discussion guide is for parents and teachers to use with children who have seen the movie.
Alternative take on the ‘12 Days of Christmas’
“True love” refers to God and “eight maids a-milking” refer to the beatitudes. New lyrics give us a dozen ways to be more giving.
Givers pick compassion over consumerism
Churches offer ways for people of good conscience to buy gifts that support people who are struggling and in need.
Church Gives Home Makeovers
Ohio had 90,000 foreclosures in 2009. The Church For All People saw opportunity in the vacant properties. “It’s reclaiming our neighborhood.”
Church’s Eagle Scouts soar into history
Only one time before have 12 African-Americans from one troop been promoted simultaneously. Just 2 percent of Boy Scouts make Eagle.
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.
Anti-malaria campaign takes preparation
Before distributing bed nets in Sierra Leone, church leaders had to build trust in the formerly war-torn country.
Sierra Leone volunteers save moms, babies
United Methodists are training birth attendants to help reduce the highest under-5 mortality rate in the world.
African school fights malaria with hope, faith
After years of poor treatment, a young woman with malaria was nurtured back to health by students in Côte d’Ivoire.
Pray for peace for Korea, say bishops
Korean-Americans are torn between fears for South Korean loved ones and North Koreans’ need for aid.
Immigrant advocates ask to ‘Drop the I-Word’
The term ‘illegal’ is too often used to dehumanize, says the United Methodist Commission on Religion and Race.
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