Jonathan’s ministry embraces children with disabilities
An Arkansas church ministers to children with disabilities and their families so that church is a time of worship, renewal and support.
Commentary: A father’s reflections on ‘Kid Nation’
CBS' new kid-based reality TV show presents both troubling ethical concerns and genuine opportunities for family discussion.
United Methodists commit to nets for Côte d’Ivoire
The head of the United Methodist Council of Bishops announces a new Nothing But Nets project during the Clinton Global Initiative.
NCC reorganization cuts 14 staff positions
Leaders of the National Council of Churches say lower-than-expected income leads to a new pared-down staff structure.
Conference campaigns support Africa University
U.S. conferences are enacting campaigns to endow chairs and build buildings at Africa University.
Student diversity increases at Africa University
Africa University’s 425 new freshmen boost international enrollment.
There is life in Zimbabwe, native tells committee
Even as Zimbabwe falters under a staggering inflation rate of 7,500 percent, "there is life," says a Zimbabwean native.
Youth give 1 million pennies to Africa University
Youth in Birmingham, Mich., hope a penny saved is a life saved through their donation of one million pennies to Africa University.
Survey considers gains for women in the church
The “glass ceiling” for United Methodist clergywomen seems to be senior pastor positions at churches with 1,000+ members.
Church and Society calls for justice in Jena
The United Methodist Board of Church and Society says that justice can lead to healing in Jena, Louisiana.
Group studying gambling, American Indian sovereignty
A special study group is sending disciplinary revisions to the 2008 United Methodist General Conference on the issue of gambling.
Interfaith fast calls for end to Iraq war
An Oct. 8 interfaith fast for peace urges people to fast and pray for an end to the war in Iraq.
Proposed Social Creed seeks global acceptance
Fresh off its world tour, a "user-friendly" United Methodist Social Creed faces its biggest audience next spring at General Conference.
Agency calls for targeted divestment in Israel, Sudan
The United Methodist social action agency urges divestiture of church assets from select companies related to Palestine and Darfur.
Centennial event to promote United Methodist Men
A year-long celebration of men's ministry in the Methodist tradition also aims to grow United Methodist Men across the denomination.
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