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Women's History Month

Archive photo of Georgia Harkness Methodist theologian.

Georgia Harkness: Methodist Trailblazer in Theology

During Women's History Month, we explore the powerful impact of an author and hymn writer whose work inspired MLK and remains relevant. View

In The News

The Rev. Mande Muyombo, an executive of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, was elected a United Methodist bishop by delegates at the Congo Central Conference meeting in Kamina, Democratic Republic of Congo. Muyombo, 44, was elected March 18 during the quadrennial meeting. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UMNS.

New bishops elected in Congo, Germany

Muyombo, Owan, Lunge and Unda in Congo and Rückert in Germany join other bishops elected in 2016-2017. Read More

Human Rights

Rise Up for Life and for Rights and the National Union of People’s Lawyers-National Capital Region joined forces during a press conference to condemn drug-related extrajudicial killings and violations. Emily Soriano holds a photo of her son, who was killed in 2016. To her left are Norma P. Dollaga, a United Methodist deacon, and Ephraim Cortez, an attorney who is a United Methodist. Photo courtesy of Rise Up for Rights and For Life.

Filipino United Methodists condemn killings

United Methodists are leaders in an alliance opposing drug-related extrajudicial killings in which more than 7,000 Filipinos have died. Read More

"Offer Them Christ"

Bishop Patrick Streiff gives his episcopal address to the 2017 Central Conference of Central and Southern Europe, held March 8-12 in Zurich. Streiff emphasized the why and how of evangelism, as elaborated by Methodism founder John Wesley. Photo by Üllas Tankler, Global Ministries.

Bishop stresses evangelism at European gathering

Bishop Patrick Streiff invokes John Wesley in address touching on various subjects. Read More

Our Lenten Journey

A woman prays during Stations of the Cross at Brentwood (Tenn.) United Methodist Church. Video image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Rethinking Stations of the Cross

Church offers chance to take a symbolic walk to Calvary to reflect on the true meaning of the Easter story. View

Personal Prayer

Members of Luz del Pueblo pray together. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Olinda Salazar-Veliz.

Too busy to pray? See tips to find more time

Many of us want to improve our prayer life, but struggle to find time. These practical pointers can help prioritize prayer. More

Spiritual Enrichment

A cross stands at Memorial Drive UMC in Houston, Texas. Photo  by Joe Center.

Beyond fasting: 10 tips for a more meaningful Lent

Study a book of the Bible or read a Wesley sermon. There are lots of ways to be creative and get the most from the season. More

Daily Devotional

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Today's prayers and resources

Spend some time in prayer today with these resources from The Upper Room. Read More