Memphis churches weep together over mass slayings
More than 2,000 people attend an interfaith service in response to the killings of four adults and two children.
Serafina Ngal: Living on $20 a month
A pastor’s widow living in Maputo, Ngal is in declining health. “I can’t take care of myself anymore.”
Invention pours water on thirsty world
A water purifying system designed by a United Methodist in Indiana is providing safe drinking water to people across the globe.
Tap Project taps restaurant patrons for clean water
For World Water Week, some U.S. restaurants are inviting patrons to give $1 per water glass to help others without clean drinking water.
Faith leaders call for living wage, honor King
An interfaith celebration in Memphis, Tenn., calls for continuing Martin Luther King's work for living wages.
Scholarship recipients journey toward ministry
United Methodist students who receive church loans and scholarships honor the people helping to finance their education.
Film on Johnson Sirleaf to air on PBS outlet
"Iron Ladies of Liberia" is a documentary on Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the United Methodist president of Liberia.
Board commissions missionaries, deaconesses
The United Methodist mission agency is assigning a diverse group of people for work around the globe.
Consider justice over charity, mission leader says
Bishop Felton May says the U.S. and the world have an unfinished agenda on the issue of poverty.
United Methodist membership down, constituency up
While professing U.S. membership declined in 2006, the number of constituents was up 16 percent from a decade ago.
Nothing But Nets raises $18 million in first year
"It’s been more like a movement than a campaign," says United Methodist Bishop Thomas Bickerton of the anti-malaria campaign.
Religious activists attend advocacy ‘boot camp’
Ecumenical Advocacy Days provides a forum to mobilize and strengthen Christian voices on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.
Sudan Project serves as model for United Methodists
Ginghamsburg Church, a United Methodist congregation in Ohio, has raised $3 million in three years to help Sudanese people in Africa.
United Methodist Men slate new methods, officers
As the men's ministry celebrates its 100th anniversary, its leaders learn of new methods to reach men in the next 100 years.
Church agencies renew distance-education alliance
Two United Methodist agencies are working to develop distance-learning systems across Africa using satellite and radio.
D.C. Foundry church will honor same-sex unions
After three years of study, a high-profile United Methodist church recognizes same-sex unions in special ceremonies.
Pan-Methodists re-evaluate board roles
The African Methodist Episcopal Church reconsiders having representation on United Methodist agencies.
Bishop Paup to lead Board of Global Ministries
Bishop Edward Paup is elected to lead the mission agency of The United Methodist Church.
United Methodist Women mark Iraq war anniversary
Women are being encouraged to participate in prayer services and vigils March 19, the war’s fifth anniversary.
Commentary: Interviewing pastors ‘an awful job’
Brent Olson finds working with a conference board of ordained ministry “awful” in all senses of the word.
Teen’s testimony shines under ‘Jeopardy!’ spotlight
Becky Kralle of New Jersey identifies Jesus as her hero and gives a tithe of her game-show earnings.
Church remembers Evangelical United Brethren roots
Forty years after their merger with Methodists, former Evangelical United Brethren members recall the denomination of their youth.
Neighborhood house assists Katrina survivors
A neighborhood ministry in East St. Louis, Ill., is one example of how UMCOR funds continue to help displaced Katrina survivors.
Africa University endowment reaches $44 million
United Methodist generosity helps the Zimbabwe school surpass its endowment fund-raising goal.
Awards honor champions of historically black colleges
The Black College Fund honors two United Methodists for giving hope to 11 historically black colleges and universities.
Caucus says empower black churches, communities
The annual meeting of Black Methodists for Church Renewal encourages modeling Wesleyan practices at the grassroots level.
Assembly delegates to consider over 1,500 petitions
Advance materials help the nearly 1,000 delegates get familiar with upcoming General Conference legislation.
Seminary teaches art of digital communication
United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio, is helping its students prepare for serving a digital culture.
Filipino church leaders criticize alleged corruption
United Methodist leaders call for new leadership in the Philippines in the wake of new allegations of government corruption.
Dyck joins search committee for new WCC leader
A United Methodist bishop is part of a World Council of Churches committee searching for a successor to the Rev. Samuel Kobia.
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