New York cop-turned-chaplain recalls 9/11
Former NYPD officer, now United Methodist pastor, says that terrible day in the midst of tragedy taught him the ministry of presence.
9/11 healing aided by United Methodist funds
Response to the tragedy reshaped how UMCOR responds to major tragedy and established disaster response training.
Churches face flood, fire in Lee’s wake
UMCOR disaster response puts immediate focus on fire-ravaged Texas where flames continue to burn.
UMCOR’s 9/11 aid lifted Pentagon corridor
The Love in the Midst of Tragedy fund helped ‘secondary’ economic victims in the area pick up the pieces of their lives.
Pastor seeks peace despite 9/11 hurt
Brother’s death in twin towers only intensifies N.J. pastor’s lifetime of commitment to peace and justice.
Planning worship for the 9/11 anniversary
How should 10th anniversary be incorporated into worship without inappropriately focusing on patriotism or reopening old wounds?
When Cross and Crescent Meet
When a Muslim congregation asked to use Woodridge United Methodist Church facilities for worship, it didn't take long for the church to say yes.
Inland flooding prolongs misery of Irene
Irene leaves significant damage behind in Upper New York, Greater New Jersey; areas of Vermont are still unreachable.
Chaplain relies on Oklahoma faith family
Marty Barnes tells his conference about comforting a military couple whose newborn died. “You were with me because you nurtured and affirmed me.”
Young Malawi churches tackle big issues
Education, ministering to those with AIDS, fighting malaria, scholarships and youth training top Malawi accomplishments.
Bishop urges fight against racism
Carcaño tells Hispanic / Latino caucus to recognize racism within as it leads fight against discrimination inflicted by others.
N.D. flood survivor gives thanks for what is
‘We could be so much worse off,’ insists Minot, N.D. flood survivor now living in camper while she plans future.
Alabama immigration law put on hold
Judge says the hold will give her sufficient time to rule on motions to block the law. Bishop Willimon calls injunction ‘good news.’
Homeless flood survivors race winter
Though no longer in the headlines, the situation in North Dakota remains dire. “It’s the worst flooding they’ve had in more than 100 years.”
United Methodists assess Irene’s toll
The final tally will take days, but ‘we’ve got some areas that were pretty devastated,’ says UMCOR U.S. disaster response chief.
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