Study team faces turmoil in Sudan
Gunfire keeps team sequestered in hotel, provides opportunity for ministry to hotel staff and to one another.
United Methodists address Red River threat
The Rev. Rich Zeck has spent the last 10 days bagging sand for the emergency dikes.
Study of Ministry Commission organizes into working groups
The committee clarifying the ordering of ministry in The United Methodist Church breaks into four groups.
Bishop Ole Borgen dies at 83
The first non-American president of the Council of Bishops dies March 24.
Buy chocolate, help farmers, agency says
UMCOR encourages buying fair-trade chocolate for Easter to meet the 100-Ton Challenge.
Higher Ed board approves plan, cost cuts, scholarship
Agency’s directors focus on what it means to lead the church in developing principled leaders.
Case pending over endowment funds
A decision may be announced in 60 to 90 days in a D.C. court case involving United Methodist Building endowment funds.
Obama staffer says make neighbor’s struggles real
Michael Strautmanis encourages church board members to be engaged with their communities and the Oval Office.
United Methodists share concerns with lawmakers
The time is now for faith communities to mobilize around health care reform, an aide to Sen. Edward Kennedy says.
Churches focus on Christian recovery programs
United Methodist congregations are joining programs that address hurts, habits and hang-ups.
Survey looks at United Methodist clergy spouses
Data indicates that male spouses have a different experience of the spousal role
Church leaders suggest ways to overcome profiling
Understanding the myths that lead to profiling is an important step to beating the problem, experts say.
GracePoint United Methodist Church starts over
Kansas Church is rebuilding after leaders depart and form nondenominational church of the same name
Racial profiling in society broadens
Often based on false assumptions, profiling is a source of fear for many people of color.
United Methodists to look at Pacific Islanders
Global Ministries to examine needs of people in Hawaii, Fiji, Guam, Samoa, and Tonga.
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