Methodists join Belfast peace effort
East Belfast mission, pastor use facility there to bring community together to find way to end violence, destruction.
Winkler to leave social advocacy agency
Book of Discipline, the denomination’s law book, limits elected executives of general boards to serving a dozen years.
Honoring veterans is tribute to King’s legacy
When protesting war or Jim Crow laws, Civil Rights leader engaged the policymakers, not those simply following orders.
Faith coalition backs Obama gun plan
United Methodists join faith leaders representing more than 80 million Americans in urging immediate action to respond to crisis.
Human Relations Day gifts aid recovery
Easter tragedy leads to lifesaving outreach to addicts in Arkansas. “This is not just a job,” says executive director. ‘It’s a ministry.’
Human Relations Day: Join in seeking justice
Little Rock pastor reminds that Human Relations Days offers opportunity to work with others ‘to heal the wounds of social inequality.’
Chuck Knows Church: Baptismal Font
Next time you’re in church, see if you can spot the baptismal font. Know anything about it, other than there’s water in there?
Embrace military families and give thanks
Retired Navy chaplain reflects on 30 years of active service and shares ways for United Methodist churches to reach out.
Are churches in competition?
The Rev. Teddy Ray maintains we should see other churches as allies in the fight against evil, and evidence of God’s abundance.
Alabama church seeks healing after shooting
Days after their pastor accused of shooting and killing his wife, worshippers at Gardendale-Mt. Vernon sought comfort and answers.
Swift reaction to bishop’s gay marriage stand
Chicago Area bishop’s support of Illinois marriage legislation brings comments from all perspectives in the same-sex civil union debate.
Newtown pastor reflects on tragedy
A month later, Mel Kawakami describes outpouring of love “in our moment of need,” and asks us to honor children in our lives as an act of healing.
Book applies prayer to world problems
United Methodist pastor’s book moves mission of international effort to relieve human suffering to daily deeds.
Chuck Knows Church: Clerical Collar
Does your pastor wear one? Where does this ecclesiastical garment come from?
College students fight human trafficking
Wesley Foundation at Florida International leads helps others to understand this ‘modern-day slavery’ could happen on any campus.
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