Maryland church responds to family shooting
Members struggle to understand “why” after teen kills parents, brothers.
United Methodist wins Alabama election
The Rev. James C. Fields Jr. has become the first African American from his district elected to the state House of Representatives.
'Twick' Morrison, racial justice advocate, dies
A champion of racial justice and reconciliation across The United Methodist Church, Morrison was 76.
Africa Upper Room director guides growing ministry
Roland Rink pursues God’s calling by providing spiritual resources to a growing number of Africans.
For United Methodist, sailing is spiritual journey
Nelson Price of Syracuse, N.Y., shares how his pastime provides nourishment for the soul.
Refugees return to Johannesburg church after raid
South African Bishop Paul Verryn says his church mission is serving even more people than before the raid.
United Methodist ethnic ministries seek $12.3 million
Six ethnic ministries of The United Methodist Church are requesting $12.3 million in denominational funding for the next four years.
United Methodists respond to storms
Churches are helping communities in the U.S. South recover from a series of tornadoes that killed at least 57 people in one night.
Mother, son speak out against Iraq war
Celeste Zappala and her son Dante are members of a distinguished order they never would have chosen. They lost a loved one in Iraq.
Peace conference: Where is the church's voice?
"Why our silence?" ask peace advocates attending a conference in North Carolina examining the church's role in a violent world.
United Methodists explore church's global structure
Is The United Methodist Church truly a global church, and should its structure change accordingly? Ten leaders explore that question.
Young faces bring hope to peace conference leaders
The presence of seminary students heartens seasoned advocates at a conference urging peacemaking for the future.
Judicial Council to be 'on call' at General Conference
The church's top judicial body is prepared to handle questions of law raised on the floor of the church's top legislative meeting.
2008 General Conference to welcome online visitors
People unable to attend the church's top legislative meeting this spring can watch the proceedings online with Internet access.
Task force recommends ways to improve health
The United Methodist Church has a health problem, say leaders working to improve the health of clergy and church lay employees.
Bush library opponents question process for approval
The future of the proposed Bush presidential library at Southern Methodist University may hinge on interpretation of church law.
United Methodists in Liberia, Norway sign pact
Church leaders rejoice over a partnership agreement to develop and promote community-based projects in war-ravaged Liberia.
2010 congress to explore faith communication issues
A gathering of religion communicators will consider perceptions about religion and how technology delivers the message.
Police raid South African church aiding refugees
Church officials decry a raid on Central Methodist Mission in Johannesburg , where police arrested more than a thousand refugees.
Second woman seeks sanctuary in Chicago church
Adalberto United Methodist Church has opened its doors once again to a woman seeking protection from deportation to Mexico.
News briefing offers glimpse into assembly changes
Many changes at General Conference aim to foster unity through common ministry instead of gridlock over divisive social issues.
Church opposes cloning humans to produce babies
An announcement that scientists have created human embryos through cloning stands in stark opposition to the church's position.
United Methodists explore divestment proposals
Divestment petitions aimed at bringing about change in the Middle East are reviewed at a General Conference informational session.
Teens seek new youth director in YouTube ad
Wanted: One church youth director who loves Jesus, likes hanging at the beach and enjoys working with tech-savvy teens.
Mission leader voices concern on Gaza
Bishop Felton E. May urges world leaders to take action on the border crisis in the Palestinian enclave of Gaza.
Abortion opponents speak out during national rally
On the 35th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, thousands of anti-abortion advocates marched "to witness to a culture and a gospel of life."
Heavy rains displace thousands in southern Africa
Torrential rains in Mozambique, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe continue to force thousands from their homes in southern Africa.
Flooded Indiana areas get United Methodist relief
The church helps flood survivors in northern Indiana with flood buckets, relief funds and volunteers.
Peoria gathers for 40 days of prayer against crime
Facing rising crime and violence, the mayor of Peoria, Illinois, calls for 40 days of prayer, and churches across the community respond.
Churches Uniting in Christ seeks reconciliation
Members of the ecumenical group seek to bring two of its historically black partner denominations back to the table.
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