UMCOR-funded station leads Slidell Katrina recovery
Northshore Disaster Recovery is rebuilding more than homes in Slidell, La. "We want to rebuild the whole community," says its director.
Commentary: A father’s reflections on ‘Kid Nation’
CBS' new kid-based reality TV show presents both troubling ethical concerns and genuine opportunities for family discussion.
United Methodists commit to nets for Côte d’Ivoire
The head of the United Methodist Council of Bishops announces a new Nothing But Nets project during the Clinton Global Initiative.
Côte d’Ivoire Conference develops health plan
United Methodists in Côte d'Ivoire develop health ministries as part of a denomination-wide emphasis on global health.
NCC reorganization cuts 14 staff positions
Leaders of the National Council of Churches say lower-than-expected income leads to a new pared-down staff structure.
Liberian president to address United Methodists
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf will speak to the United Methodist General Conference during its meeting next spring in Fort Worth, Texas.
Prayer conference calls United Methodists to prayer
As General Conference approaches, a churchwide prayer event sends the message that "God needs the church to work with him."
World Methodists to meet in Durban, South Africa
The World Methodist Council's executive committee chooses South Africa’s second-largest city as the site for its 2011 conference.
Conference campaigns support Africa University
U.S. conferences are enacting campaigns to endow chairs and build buildings at Africa University.
Student diversity increases at Africa University
Africa University’s 425 new freshmen boost international enrollment.
There is life in Zimbabwe, native tells committee
Even as Zimbabwe falters under a staggering inflation rate of 7,500 percent, "there is life," says a Zimbabwean native.
Volunteer creates ministry for diabetics
Diabetes is a very insidious or sneaky disease and people walk around for many years, often times, and don’t even know it.
Youth give 1 million pennies to Africa University
Youth in Birmingham, Mich., hope a penny saved is a life saved through their donation of one million pennies to Africa University.
Agency forwards resolutions on sexual ethics
Sexual harassment and misconduct remains a concern of the church and the Commission on the Status and Role of Women.
Commission offers lifeline to women in the church
For individual women in the church, COSROW can be a lifeline and a voice.
Survey considers gains for women in the church
The “glass ceiling” for United Methodist clergywomen seems to be senior pastor positions at churches with 1,000+ members.
Church and Society calls for justice in Jena
The United Methodist Board of Church and Society says that justice can lead to healing in Jena, Louisiana.
Group studying gambling, American Indian sovereignty
A special study group is sending disciplinary revisions to the 2008 United Methodist General Conference on the issue of gambling.
Interfaith fast calls for end to Iraq war
An Oct. 8 interfaith fast for peace urges people to fast and pray for an end to the war in Iraq.
Commentary: Evil of racism requires our response
Erin Hawkins with the Commission on Religion and Race calls for the church to be prayerful and watchful in Jena and beyond.
United Methodists show hospitality to marchers
A church welcomes demonstrators while a United Methodist agency calls for justice following racially charged events.
Proposed Social Creed seeks global acceptance
Fresh off its world tour, a "user-friendly" United Methodist Social Creed faces its biggest audience next spring at General Conference.
Agency calls for targeted divestment in Israel, Sudan
The United Methodist social action agency urges divestiture of church assets from select companies related to Palestine and Darfur.
Bridges to Life gives prisoners new perspectives
A volunteer program in Texas prisons helps inmates see their victims as people rather than objects.
Agency helps church connect digitally worldwide
Leaders of United Methodist Communications celebrate the church’s progress and look ahead to the future.
Centennial event to promote United Methodist Men
A year-long celebration of men's ministry in the Methodist tradition also aims to grow United Methodist Men across the denomination.
Men's study shows commitment, need for growth
United Methodist men are committed to the church but lack close male support, according to a new report.
UMCOR co-sponsors airlift to Republic of Georgia
An airlift sponsored by UMCOR and Project Hope arrives in Tbilisi with millions of dollars in donated medical supplies.
Commentary: Can United Methodists follow their call?
A ministerial candidate weighs in on why more young people aren't going into local parish ministry.
Lackore announces her retirement as finance chief
Sandra Lackore, who heads the agency that administers finances for The United Methodist Church, will retire at the end of next June.
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