Judicial Council hires former member as first clerk
Sally AsKew of Athens, Ga., will aid the church's top court as it grows into the digital age.
Commentary: Respect others in election year
The Rev. Gilbert Caldwell urges Americans not to demonize one another during the presidential election season.
Hearing begins in legal case over Church and Society funds
A court hearing began this week on the use of United Methodist Building Endowment Funds.
Retired pastor receives compensation for torture
The Rev. Frederick Birten Morris has also received an apology from the Brazilian government for torture endured 34 years ago.
Local church kids find no mission impossible
For the Mission Possible Kids in Plano, Texas, no point on the globe is too remote for outreach – even Antarctica.
New commission aligns with areas of focus
The Commission on Religion and Race will integrate its work with the denomination’s four priority areas.
United Methodists in Angola play role in election
Church’s bishops help voter turnout by urging all people to exercise their “sacred and patriotic” duty at the polls.
Commentary: The Bible vs. the gravy train of greed
“The rescue of the rich is taking place right now,” writes Jim Winkler. “The rest of us are being thrown to the wolves.”
Path 1 focuses on ‘biggest mission field’: the U.S.
With 1,500 U.S. members leaving the church each week, United Methodist leaders are emphasizing new church starts.
Church has place in new planned community
A Tennessee community promoted as a space to "live, shop and play" now has a new verb in its lineup: Worship.
Hoosier United Methodists establish new conference
The South and North Indiana conferences have united after years of work by task forces and a team of clergy and lay members.
After the storm: The church responds to Hurricane Ike
View a photo slideshow from a UMNS assignment to the Texas Gulf Coast.
Church members can address trafficking locally
Advocates against human trafficking urge local churches to educate themselves and make a difference to end "human retail."
Human trafficking becomes ecumenical target
Representatives from 15 church denominations hear stories of child abductions, beatings and forced sex—all done in the name of profit.
Lack of donations challenges Ike relief
U.S. economic setbacks and lack of media attention hurt contributions, United Methodist official says.
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