Home nourishes body, soul of Nigerian young
Born out of the Hope for Children of Africa initiative, this mission of the United Methodist orphanage is still expanding.
Supreme Court shields church from bias laws
United Methodist leaders say the decision puts the onus on the denomination to do justice in its hiring practices.
Preview to church restructuring debate
Concerns raised that the proposed changes would give too much power to bishops and damage the denomination’s ‘separation of powers.’
Young adults lead social justice startups
An incubator for life-changing ministries, Spark12 allows millennials to hone leadership skills, begin new service ventures.
‘Exploring Differences, Deepening Faith’
During the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, a student reflects on how living with other faiths and cultures strengthens her own.
Group proposes alternative restructure
Methodist Federation for Social Action is the only unofficial caucus to submit its own reorganization to General Conference.
Racism still stings, bishop tells King
In his birthday letter to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., Bishop Woodie White ponders whether race is America’s ‘stubborn virus.’
Conference trains church planters
Lay missionary planting network project works to develop new faith fellowships, churches in Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference.
Breadfruit flour effort aims to enrich Haiti
Despite obstacles, Hennepin Avenue church in Minneapolis works toward innovative project to provide food and jobs.
Methodists cooperate in Haiti’s recovery
Two years after the devastating earthquake, church partners measure progress toward recovery in many ways.
Cyclists pump up hearts, environment
Creative ministry not only helps homeless people get exercise and job skills, it benefits the environment.
Black leaders talk about church changes
Annual forum for church leaders dominated by discussion of impact of proposed changes on African-American congregations.
Oklahoma church sends Bibles to Congo
United Methodist pastor at General Conference hears story of pastors without Bibles and starts effort to send God’s word.
United Methodists reach out at Christmas
In diverse ways, congregations, conference employees and others shared resources, time and talents to brighten holiday for others.
Board screens out private-prison stocks
Pension board of directors decides profiting from the incarceration of people is not in keeping with church teachings.
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