Sierra Leone appoints 2 women to D.S. posts
‘We will not fail you,’ promises lay leader as appointments end 15 years without a woman in district superintendent post.
Exploration 2011: ‘God is calling’
Slideshow captures images of young people considering ordained ministry. “God doesn’t call the equipped, God equips those who are called.”
Hunger continues to plague Horn of Africa
UMCOR, Church World Service among aid groups providing emergency and long-term relief to drought-stricken region.
Occupy ‘astonishing opportunity for clergy’
Seattle pastor pepper-sprayed by police urges colleagues to see ‘pulpit now in streets’ and share Gospel through pastoral care.
Japan relief efforts pay off
United Methodist congregations find unique ways to show their concern after the March earthquake/tsunami in Japan.
Peace in Sudan, peace everywhere
One of the Lost Boys, Michael Kuany remembers ‘people he left behind’ as he works to rebuild peace in South Sudan through new interfaith school.
Zimbabwe project welcomes ex-prisoners
Prison Fellowship works with churches to reach out to recently released to provide a church home for re-entry.
United Methodists give flood survivors hope
Volunteers, case managers and canvassers ease physical, emotional load for those affected by April 2010 disaster in Tennessee.
Artificial limbs change Sierra Leone lives
Recipient loses leg when rebels attack village and invade his home but regains life through United Methodist-supported program.
Bishops vow to uphold same-sex union ban
Council of Bishops’ letter is first response after statements by United Methodist clergy willing to bless such unions and by clergy opposed.
United Methodists see Occupy protest ties
Call for “just society” and parallels to Wesleyan theology drawing clergy, laity across the country to offer ministry, help.
New tools add punch to vital congregations
Church agency launches Innovative Leadership Project to connect visitors to church, strengthen teamwork and nurture spirituality.
Religious leaders: Don’t cut poverty funding
Interfaith leaders want to maintain global development assistance funds in Senate bill for 2012 U.S. budget.
Wenner, Brown win election to lead bishops
Bishop Rosemarie Wenner of Germany will be the first woman from outside the United States to preside over the council.
Maintain connections, top court rules
Conference restructuring plans, penalty for officiating at civil unions among topics addressed in October decisions.
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