Agency Q＆A: Archives and History
Series looks at how agencies carry out mission. “Through archival records…balanced accountability of our actions is maintained.”
Radiation fear lingers after Japan quake
As Japanese Christians work at cleanup and monitoring, concerns mount beyond ‘exclusion zone’ surrounding nuclear plant.
Restructure draws finance agency warning
GCFA board says agency consolidation could put denomination at greater liability risk, jeopardize tax-exempt status for some.
Japan’s Christians active in quake relief
One year later, assistance to those affected by Japan’s March 11, 2011, “triple disaster” continues, with new opportunities for volunteer teams.
Pastors write 'Hunger Games' Bible study
Though no religious theme is intended, popular book series includes many Christian parallels.
Connectional Table splits on petition
Proposal to redistribute $60 million sparks debate even though the proposal originated with the 60-member body.
Our Social Principles alive in 1965 march
On the anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday,’ re-enactors trace the Selma-to-Montgomery march of 1965 and a participant recalls contrasts.
UMW reps outline rural women’s struggles
For these nine women, U.N. meeting offers chance to share experiences, learn from others.
UN explores needs of rural women
United Methodists contribute to discussion between grassroots, governments on empowering women.
African’s path from Islam to Christianity
Born into a Muslim world, Sierra Leone district superintendent recalls her difficult, often dangerous journey to God.
Churches reach out after swath of storms
A steady stream of tornadoes Feb. 28-March 2 has congregations seeking creative ways to help their communities.
Clergy band plays to fight malaria
Texas clergy combine their love of music with a passion for mission and raise almost $200,000 for United Methodist causes.
Sex abuse suit names TX conference, pastor
Woman seeks $25 million in damages, alleging abuse started when she was 14 and officials knew of inappropriate contact.
Women face long road to change in church
During Women’s History Month, the Commission on the Status and Role of Women celebrates advances, but admits there are still struggles.
Better child nutrition brings economic gain
UMCOR, Church World Service join ‘1000 Days’ movement focusing on effects of malnutrition. “Food is the first medicine.”
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