Bishop: Pressure remains on Christians in Pakistan
Six years after the tragedy of Sept. 11, Bishop Alexander John Malik says religious extremism has increased in Pakistan.
Ordination service is long-distance family affair
Even as an ocean separated them, technology enables the Rev. Nancy Neelley and daughter, Marissa, to share an important family moment.
Pittsburgh church offers dramatically different worship
It's cutting edge at Hot Metal Bridge Faith Community, where Scripture is told through drama and weekly baptisms are the standard.
New hurricane season brings need for donations
UMCOR prepares to respond as reports filter in from Nicaragua and Honduras about damage from Hurricane Felix.
Interns embrace diversity, justice issues
Fourteen Ethnic Young Adult interns, sponsored by the Board of Church and Society, spent the summer working in Washington.
Church growth continues in former Soviet Union
Bishop Hans Vaxby likens the atmosphere in Eurasia to that of pioneer America. “The church is on the move," Vaxby says.
Native American community rebuilds after storms
More than 50 volunteer teams, working through the Dulac Substation, have helped Louisiana residents.
Symbols of hope endure in Hurricane Rita recovery
Two large trees of hope encourage the volunteer staff in the Rita Recovery office in the Wesley United Methodist Church.
Texas church helps community prepare for storms
Churches affected by Hurricane Rita are ensuring their residents — especially those with special needs — are better prepared.
Worshippers make Boat Church their port of call
At Sunday services on Georgia’s Lake Blackshear, it doesn’t matter what you wear – and bring the pets too.
Arrest of mother puts 'human face' on immigration
United Methodist leaders say the case of Elvira Arellano will force the U.S. Congress to see the issue in terms of justice and mercy.
Commentary: Finding despair and hope in the desert
After visiting immigrants and volunteers at the border, Bishop Minerva Carcaño says what she saw is both disturbing and hopeful.
Ohio Northern director receives Edwards Award
Christine C. Cole receives a $5,000 graduate scholarship to develop her leadership in higher education in The United Methodist Church.
Women's social justice champion Linda Hollies dies
The prolific author and motivational speaker also broke barriers as a pastor and United Methodist leader.
Commentary: A mission trip takes me back 'home'
Twenty-year-old Aloise McCullough tells how a mission trip to New Orleans gave her the closure she needed from Hurricane Katrina.
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