Commentary: How can a Christian be in politics?
A former United Methodist minister who is now a Tennessee state senator shares how good government helped to save his children's lives.
United Methodists support initial relief in China
A United Methodist-supported relief team is distributing emergency supplies in several Chinese villages following the May 12 earthquake.
Young people add voices to church policy
Though the church is graying, young adults were highly visible at General Conference, including the first-ever Young People's Address.
United Methodists refine ecumenical relations process
Changes approved by General Conference are designed to address the changing nature of relationships with other denominations.
United Methodists stand with arrested workers
With 389 immigrant workers taken into custody at a plant in Iowa, church leaders call for a comprehensive U.S. immigration policy.
General Conference shortens candidacy process
The candidacy process for ordained ministry in The United Methodist Church will be shortened by two years beginning next January.
United Methodists name new ecumenical leader
The Rev. Stephen J. Sidorak Jr. is elected to lead the Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns.
Assembly sets guidelines on clergy effectiveness
Bishops who question the effectiveness of a clergy person now have procedures for terminating the appointment.
Churches help families left behind after raids
United Methodists scramble to assist families torn apart by an immigration raid in Chattanooga, Tenn.
Delegates call for world peace, end to war in Iraq
United Methodist assembly opposes “weaponizing” space and urges church members to promote peace.
Missionary recounts aftermath in Chengdu
Unnerved by earthquake, students set up makeshift tents outside their buildings.
United Methodists respond to China earthquake
The church’s relief agency works with the Amity Foundation to provide aid to Sichuan Province.
Amendment would give voting rights to local pastors
A constitutional amendment would give local pastors, provisional members and associate members voting rights.
UMCOR, conferences respond to U.S. storms
In an unusually active spring storm season, UMCOR works with United Methodist conference recovery ministries.
Faith groups work toward relief in Myanmar
As aid trickles in to cyclone survivors in Myanmar, United Methodists and other faith-based groups cooperate on relief efforts.
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