Politics should not overshadow Bush library
United Methodists have reason to be proud the library is at SMU, says the Clinton Center’s coordinator.
CBS special: Religion’s response to Haiti
Faith-based groups continue to work in Haiti, as the road to helping the country sustain itself remains a very long one.
Illuminating the Bible: A Labor of Love
For 23 years, James Pepper has crafted the Scriptures in calligraphy, with intricate illustrations, His is one of few handwritten Bibles in 500 years.
Pastor jailed for backing young immigrants
The Rev. Lorenza Andrade Smith could have posted bail, but decided to stay behind bars until the DREAM Act gets a vote.
Heartsong UMC hosts interfaith meal
Event promotes tolerance between Christians and Muslims. “If you mingle together and try to know each other, fear of the unknown [leaves].”
UM programs help teens go to college
Getting into college and adapting can be hard, especially for youth from low-income homes. Mentors and financial aid help them succeed.
Imagine No Malaria joins new social network
Jumo, created by a Facebook founder, will help the United Methodist campaign reach a new audience.
Mother pays highest price of malaria
This week 320,000 nets went to families in Sierra Leone. Frances Beecher lost her 2-year-old to a mosquito bite and vowed to use new nets better.
Prisoners rebuild camp, self-esteem
The work-release program teaches nonviolent offenders “they can earn the trust of others again.”
Women vote in Sudan elections
United Methodists were among the first in line to register to vote in a referendum on whether the war-torn south will split off from the north.
Students educate peers about HIV/AIDS
A peer network of students at Africa University are teaching others about HIV/AIDS and how to prevent its spread.
Immigrant students hope bill opens doors
DREAM Act could change the lives of 800,000 young people. Supporters say this would allow them to join the military or attend college.
Co-op ministry cares for rural poor
In an area where unemployment can rise to 70 percent and need is great, a group of United Methodist churches are there to help.
Louisiana churches help lead fight against AIDS
Baton Rouge has the third-highest rate of new HIV cases in the U.S. United Methodist leaders offer education about AIDS and free testing.
Teens Skype AIDS Orphans
Via technology, young people in the U.S. partnered with teens in Kenya to raise $30,000. Funds help orphans grow food and start small businesses.
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