Faith community examines disaster response
A Church World Service forum brings together leaders in disaster relief ministry to discuss economics and justice in disaster response.
Advocates fought for N.J. death penalty repeal
In 2007, New Jersey became the first state in 42 years to legislatively end the death penalty.
Sister Prejean to receive Methodist peace award
The Catholic nun known for her opposition to the death penalty will receive the award April 2 in New Orleans.
Meet Ben Scharfstein, ‘the inviting guy’
"You have to make it personal," says the one-man evangelism marvel, on how to invite people to church without turning them away.
Youth experience ‘night walk’ as homeless teen
In Chicago, the Night Walk program gives young people a taste of street life at night from a homeless youth's perspective.
United Methodists begin Midwest flood response
UMCOR and disaster relief leaders respond to flooding and other weather challenges in Arkansas, Ohio, Illinois and Missouri.
Ana Chuquele: ‘I can’t stand up straight’
Chuquele of Mozambique receives about $20 a month in pension and is surviving with her children’s help.
Serafina Ngal: Living on $20 a month
A pastor’s widow living in Maputo, Ngal is in declining health. “I can’t take care of myself anymore.”
Board commissions missionaries, deaconesses
The United Methodist mission agency is assigning a diverse group of people for work around the globe.
Religious activists attend advocacy ‘boot camp’
Ecumenical Advocacy Days provides a forum to mobilize and strengthen Christian voices on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
United Methodist Men slate new methods, officers
As the men's ministry celebrates its 100th anniversary, its leaders learn of new methods to reach men in the next 100 years.
Bishop Paup to lead Board of Global Ministries
Bishop Edward Paup is elected to lead the mission agency of The United Methodist Church.
United Methodist Women mark Iraq war anniversary
Women are being encouraged to participate in prayer services and vigils March 19, the war’s fifth anniversary.
Teen’s testimony shines under ‘Jeopardy!’ spotlight
Becky Kralle of New Jersey identifies Jesus as her hero and gives a tithe of her game-show earnings.
Caucus says empower black churches, communities
The annual meeting of Black Methodists for Church Renewal encourages modeling Wesleyan practices at the grassroots level.
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