Bishop calls for end to Chicago violence
U.S. gun deaths are on the rise. Jung asks for “violence interrupters” to mediate disputes and for churches to “pray and act to stop the shooting.”
Religious liberty, the church and the pill
United Methodists differ on whether the contraception-coverage mandate violates the free exercise of religion.
Bishop Earl Bledsoe stepping down
North Texas bishop announced in a videotaped message that he will retire effective Aug. 31, after serving only one term.
Retired pastor supports young, new clergy
Western Pennsylvania mentoring program aims to fight the stress and burnout first-time clergy often face.
Peace with Justice grant builds Hispanic leaders
Young leaders are eager to be advocates for change. “We want to work for God and make a difference outside of the church.”
CBS highlights interfaith AIDS action
“HIV & AIDS: Awareness & Compassion” will be broadcast June 17 and features The United Methodist Church’s work on AIDS prevention.
Battle against addiction moves to classroom
A United Methodist university program will combat one of “nation’s most widespread and destructive problems.”
Clearing way for young to answer God’s call
“We know that vital congregations require vital clergy leaders.” Young Clergy Initiative summit seeks to remove roadblocks in path to ministry.
UMTV: Photographer’s Ministry with Poor
"The poor don’t have the luxury of giving up." Missionary Paul Jeffrey finds God in the field. “I’m continually evangelized by the poor.”
United Methodists ‘critical’ in malaria fight
U.S. Global Malaria coordinator says UMC set “the high bar, the standard, in how to engage as a faith-based organization.”
Financial crisis at Lon Morris in Texas
United Methodist-affiliated 2-year school fails to meet recent payrolls, looking for way to pay creditors, employees and continue operating.
Joplin one year later: Moving forward
Tornado victims remembered as Missouri city rebuilds with assistance from United Methodist donations, volunteers.
Survey finds clergy’s worries add on pounds
Pension and health board reports United Methodist clergy exercise more than other U.S. adults do but still have more medical issues.
Volunteers change world in 1,500 places
Fun runs, block parties, picnics, malaria fundraisers—and more—connected United Methodists to their communities.
Launching a Christian singles ministry
Find tips on providing never-married, divorced, separated and widowed adults and single parents opportunities to bond and grow in faith.
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