College students fight human trafficking
Wesley Foundation at Florida International leads helps others to understand this ‘modern-day slavery’ could happen on any campus.
Sports help warriors on path to healing
Not all war wounds are visible. “One of the greatest wounds is the soul wound,” said United Methodist Navy chaplain Laura Bender.
Caregivers need care after traumatic events
Clergy who volunteer as crisis care responders often find themselves needing a shoulder to lean on.
Sunday Supper events reach out to military
Seeking new ways to honor veterans and to embrace military families, United Methodist congregations share special plans for Jan. 20 and beyond.
Faith leaders join call to end gun violence
Bells toll Dec. 21 for Newtown, Conn., shooting victims as religious leaders call for swift action to stop future tragedies.
Home for Christmas? Not for border families
For those torn apart by immigration issues, the wire mesh fence between the U.S. and Mexico is the site of tears and ‘communion.’
2012: The year in pictures
View images from around the world of the church in action from the United Methodist News Service archives.
Newtown pastor sees pain as path to healing
The Rev. Mel Kawakami reflects on the hurt in his community as he shepherds his flock through anguish of school shootings.
2012: A year’s worth of disasters
As pain stretched across continents and touched some places already damaged, United Methodists throughout the connection responded.
United Methodists honor Inouye’s service
U.S. senator “demonstrated the highest ideals of what it meant to serve the country as well as to serve the public,” says bishop.
Grief transcends faith boundaries in Newtown
Religious community of Connecticut area comes together with governor and President to lead the healing process after horror of shootings.
2012: Judicial rulings play big role
The actions of the denomination’s top court were felt and debated throughout the connection.
A Sunday of tears and comfort in Newtown
After the horrors of school shooting, nothing seems right until a congregation comes together to ask, “In our trials, Lord, walk with us.”
Church serves as help site in shooting wake
Newtown United Methodist, near the scene of Friday’s deadly school shooting in Connecticut, is serving as a Red Cross respite center.
East Africa treasurer responds to audits
Charles Bamutya’s public response follows move to set a lower salary for his bishop until accounting issues are resolved.
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