Faith in times of disaster
When earthquakes and tsunamis occur, even faithful Christians question why God doesn’t prevent such disasters. Yet, God is still present in loss.
Student letters oppose executing mentally ill
A group of Vanderbilt Divinity students wrote letters to their congressmen supporting bills that would exclude the mentally ill from execution.
Japan tragedy bridges global community
From Connecticut to California, United Methodists respond to earthquake and tsunami and offer hope and healing.
Windsor Village builds a new social landscape
With a commitment to community building and strengthening families and faith, the growth of this United Methodist ‘kingdom’ seems limitless.
Mission work continues in Japan, despite fears
A wave of aftershocks, radiation warnings and lack of food and fuel make it difficult, but United Methodist missionaries forge ahead.
FAQ: Japan earthquake and response
Here are some tips for United Methodists eager to help those affected by the earthquake and tsunami.
New mission can rejuvenate churches
Sometimes current challenges lead churches to change their ministry focus or try bold, new ideas. It can be scary, but can also spur growth.
Economist calls for justice in work force
“Are we actually living a faith that talks about opportunities for the poor and vulnerable?” asks Julianne Malveaux of Bennett College for Women.
Missionaries in Japan cope with quake’s toll
As tremors continue and the nuclear threat deepens, United Methodist missionaries offer comfort and prayer.
Women offer tools to combat strife
Ecumenical Women developed resources for peace building in response to violence against the most vulnerable in Libya and Côte d’Ivoire.
‘Worship ＆ Song’ blends old, new tunes
The collection contains music that is “currently shaping the future of congregational song,” says a church music executive.
College athletes connect with churches
Through a Black College Fund initiative, students from United Methodist-related schools win fans and put a face on church giving.
Homosexuality debate heats up
United Methodist-related caucuses have weighed in on the subject. The issue especially hits home for some church members.
Imagine No Malaria gifts top $15 million
Since April 2010, congregations and conferences have cast a wide net to support this lifesaving initiative.
UMCOR, donors work to rebuild Sudan
Efforts will construct schools and provide for water and sanitation. Some projects offer opportunities to earn income and improve farming methods.
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