Social action agency sets legislative priorities
The Board of Church and Society is focusing on health care, poverty, immigration, families and other key areas.
UMCOR responds to Gaza relief needs
Humanitarian groups take advantage of a cease-fire to meet residents’ urgent needs for food and other supplies.
Africa University students struggle to pay fees
With inflation at 230 million percent, Zimbabwe’s woes are squeezing students and their families.
Churches serve up hospitality in historic week
Visitors to Washington experienced hospitality and forged friendships at area churches during inauguration week.
Filipino church leaders support chief justice
Reynato S. Puno, a United Methodist, could be the target of impeachment efforts because of his human rights support.
Church can be model for Obama team, McCurry says
The United Methodist Church can be a model for bringing people from different viewpoints together, former press secretary says.
Faith leaders want to partner with Obama
U.S. leaders in the World Council of Churches offer their support in a letter to the new president.
Students see hope for Africa in Obama presidency
In Zimbabwe, students at Africa University share their excitement about the new U.S. president.
Court docket includes Bush library, same-sex unions
The United Methodist Judicial Council will act on high-profile issues when it meets this spring in Denver.
Lowery, Height join those on inaugural platform
Civil rights veterans Joseph Lowery and Dorothy Height share historic moment with new President Barack Obama.
Churches provide hospitality for inauguration crowds
Congregations are welcoming Washington visitors with the theme: "Be the Change You Want to See."
Bishop’s 33rd letter to King celebrates ‘unforgettable’ milestone
Barack Obama’s election as the first African-American U.S. president signifies more than a transfer of power, writes Bishop Woodie White.
Analysis: United Methodists assess Bush presidency
George W. Bush’s tenure was marked by both agreement and conflict with his denomination’s policies.
Faith leaders call for increase in U.S. 'living wage'
A campaign in the United States pushes for an increase in the federal minimum wage to $10 by 2010.
Church keeps Zimbabwe hospitals open
With many public facilities closed, United Methodist hospitals continue to treat patients, and the church plans more aid.
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