Pew study raises questions for Methodist leaders
A new survey shows that United Methodism is losing more members than it's gaining, while also becoming older, whiter and wealthier.
Commentary: John 3:16 vs. 'religious marketplace'
A new study of U.S. religion draws criticism that faith choices are increasingly focusing on satisfying personal needs.
Religious organizations ask Bush to stop U.S. torture
United Methodists join faith leaders in urging U.S. President Bush to sign legislation against using brutal interrogation tactics.
Chaplain helps troops readjust to home life
Soldiers returning home from Iraq “are dealing literally with a form of trauma,” says Lt. Col. John Morris.
Commentary: Casualty reports beg to be read
Chaplain Thomas H. Phillips tells how receiving military casualty reports has changed his life.
British Methodist keeps Parliament in order
Ruby Beech balances roles as assistant sergeant at arms in Parliament and vice president of her denomination.
NCC sets Middle East peace as a top priority
The ecumenical organization is also pursuing a new strategic plan following last fall’s restructuring.
United Methodist youth raise $830,000 for the hungry
Teaming up with young people across the U.S., 25,000 United Methodist youth participate in the Souper Bowl of Caring.
Bishop promotes clusters to reconnect the connection
United Methodist churches in Florida band together in clusters to encourage connectional relationships with each other.
Holston, East Africa conferences sign Sudan covenant
Holston Annual Conference becomes the first United Methodist body to be in mission in south Sudan.
European Methodists establish Methodist E-Academy
The new Methodist E-Academy aims to provide theological education via the Internet, particularly for prospective pastors in Europe.
Commentary: Sharing 'my civil rights story'
After 85 years and three distinct careers, W. Astor Kirk shares his experiences––particularly to help today's young black professionals.
Border consultation lays groundwork on immigration
Effective ministry and advocacy related to immigration must begin on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border, say church leaders.
Listening post explores Native American issues
In the first in a series of "listening posts" on issues faced by Native Americans, United Methodists share stories of evangelism.
Commentary: Finding new ways to attract new clergy
The Rev. Meg Lassiat urges the church to invite young people into meaningful service by using their gifts and talents in ordained ministry.
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