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.
Volunteers bring help to N.D. heartbroken
“I just felt I needed to be a part of sharing Christ wherever I could,” says relief worker who helped homeowner dismantle his home of 32 years.
‘Broken’ Minot church, community lean on faith
Residents keep faith despite scarce housing, looming winter and little help as they struggle to clean up from seven weeks of flooding.
Remembering Martin Luther King’s legacy
Opening of MLK Memorial, the first in the area dedicated to a non-president and an African-American, is a pivotal moment in U.S. history.
‘White coat’ ceremony signals path to medicine
At United Methodist Meharry Medical College, presenting white coats to first-year students is a time-honored tradition.
Civil rights leaders inspire students
Students find parallels in civil rights struggle to prejudice they face. “We can look at them as role models and know there is hope for change.”
Kenyans suffer in East Africa drought
Relief workers in Kenya try to find long-term solutions to water shortage as failed crops and high food prices threaten millions with starvation.
Hope for Inmates
Chaplain champions the HOPE program, a support group in which prisoners write letters to children in Africa and send money for school fees.
How many years until you graduate?
To fight mounting student debt, some schools are offering ‘four years and you’re out’ graduation guarantees.
Could I give away my possessions?
Writer is challenged by her encounter with pastor who gave up her salary and belongings to live on the streets and minister to the homeless.
Former Nebraska Bishop Monk Bryan, 97, dies
Bishop Bryan served the Nebraska Area as bishop for eight years, remembered for his humor and spirituality.
Places of worship honor workers on Labor Day
The United Methodist Church’s long history of defending the rights of workers began with its founder, John Wesley.
Meet a growing, ‘Facebooking’ church
Out of the Box Worship Center is one of the fastest growing new-church starts. How has it grown so rapidly? Two words: Social media.
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