Start of school big recovery step for Joplin
Return to routine — while not the same as before May 22 tornado — reassures churches, students, and families.
Religious tolerance urged in 9/11 discourse
On the 10th anniversary of the attacks, religion communicators want to shape the discourse by modeling civility and accuracy in their coverage.
Call to Action: Defining, creating vitality
The most important question to ask is, "How is our congregation joining Jesus in fulfilling his mission of advancing the Kingdom of God?"
Chaplain remembers fallen helicopter pilot
Higgins served with David R. Carter, one of 29 soldiers killed in Afghanistan. “I’m sorry...there is really nothing else you can say.”
Civil rights pioneer W. Astor Kirk dies
United Methodist layperson fought segregation in church and U.S. society for more than 5 decades.
United Methodists in hunger documentary
Rev. Andy Brock is part of the special. He recommends gleaning to his congregation: “If I preach it, I have to live it too.”
‘Back 2 School BASH’ unites community
Each August, two churches host a party that draws 4,500 people from as far as 60 miles away.
African ‘witch daughters’ get new homes
Missouri Conference project moves shunned Mozambique widows from thatch huts to secure shelter.
Women rebuild lives through La. program
Baton Rouge First United Methodist Church takes lead in helping women find productive and faithful lives after jail, recovery programs.
Vital churches share common characteristics
Highly effective congregations grow, engage more people in ministry and are more generous in giving to mission, says Bishop Schol.
What Youth 2011 Sacramento meant
‘Thankful’ because it helped me understand what being United Methodist means, says teen from Watsonville, Calif.
12 million caught in Africa food crisis
Worst drought in decades and civil strife push crisis to “critical mass” in Horn of Africa as aid workers raise cry for help.
New same-sex blessing complaint filed
The Minnesota Annual Conference will investigate whether a pastor’s actions violate a ban on celebrating gay unions.
Faithful urged to contact Congress about debt
Cuts to programs that assist the poor are ‘unacceptable’ to people of faith, says top executive of United Methodist Board of Church and Society.
Flood-drenched city seeks volunteers
As a bitter winter approaches, United Methodists in Minot, N.D., struggle with cleanup tasks.
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