United Methodist shares Nobel Peace Prize
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf’s ‘non-violent struggle’ championing women’s rights earns distinguished 2011 honor.
Divided Korean families feel stress
‘Goose Families’ struggle with tensions of being apart as mothers, children go to foreign lands for better education.
Church reaction mixed on immigration ruling
Judge blocks a provision that clergy feared would criminalize ministry, but let stand key parts of the Alabama law that worry leaders.
Exploration 2011: You’ve been buzzed
Young people will gather in St. Louis Nov. 11-13 to talk, pray, ponder and listen to God calling them into ordained ministry.
Panel urges church to be more global
After three years of discussions, group introduces proposals to help The United Methodist Church ‘live more fully into our worldwide nature.’
Report: In church, as in school, seniors rule
While greater numbers of young clergy are serving than in the past decade, older pastors still fill most United Methodist pulpits.
Volunteers needed now for Northeast cleanup
Many flooded communities need basic work done before winter sets in.
Young clergywomen find support online
Knowing you’re not the only one goes a long way in reducing the burnout, frustration and despair of lone-ranger ministry.
Hope among the ashes in Texas
UMCOR disaster response teams perform “funerals for houses” and help devastated families sort through their homes and their emotions.
8-year-old battles malaria with crayons
Alayna Strunk “wanted to help save lives in Africa.” She came up with a crafty way to raise funds to fight malaria.
Pastors pray to stop Troy Davis execution
With doubts about his guilt and citing church’s stance against the death penalty, two United Methodist pastors hope mercy will prevail.
Disaster case managers walk with survivors
More than 30 UMCOR-trained case managers assist people in North Dakota’s Souris Valley as residents recover from massive floods.
More children in poverty not a surprise
United Methodists emphasize need to break poverty cycle along with maintaining programs to care for children.
Atlanta church’s ribbons remember war dead
Prayers for Peace Memorial honors those who lost lives and represents prayers for peace throughout the world.
Clergy, laity push bishops on gay union ban
Hundreds of clergy and laity hope letters pressure the Council of Bishops to uphold publicly the denomination’s homosexuality stance.
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