Texas churches reach out in faith and justice
Justice ministry advocates fan across Fort Worth to see the work of other social action ministries.
Council of Bishops calls for immediate Iraq withdrawal
Saying Christ "calls his followers to be peacemakers,” the Council of Bishops calls for an immediate withdrawal of troops from Iraq.
Council of Bishops elects Gregory Palmer president
Iowa Bishop Gregory Vaughn Palmer is elected to lead the worldwide Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church.
Commentary: Investing in life-sustaining education
What good could possibly come from spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on hardware, software and training in Africa?
Researcher analyzes State of the Church report
A comprehensive status report leads United Methodists to wonder if they are worthy of the church's past.
Art inspires Mozambicans to 'learn war no more'
Artists in Mozambique are turning artillery into art and, in the process, teaching others to "beat their swords into ploughshares."
Bishop Huie invites church to impact global health
The president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops invites colleagues and the church to make new connections for a healthy world.
Lack of education plagues Mozambique economy
While the economy in Mozambique is improving, it's not quick enough for impoverished families looking for a sustainable income.
Mozambique pastors to get pensions in pilot project
United Methodist pastors and surviving spouses in Mozambique will receive additional pension benefits beginning in 2009.
Retired pastor finds life in midst of fire tragedy
"I lost everything, and I have everything," says the Rev. Dudley Johnson, amid the ashes of his wildfire-ravaged home near San Diego.
United Methodists to address secondary fire victims
While insurance is covering most homeowners hit by October wildfires in California, UMCOR will focus on helping secondary victims.
Education is key to wiping out malaria in Mozambique
UMNS launches “Mozambique: Hope in Education,” a four-part series on long-term strategies to address age-old dilemmas
Music leader scatters seeds for General Conference
Seeds are being sown for the church's top assembly, where thousands of seedlings will serve as symbols of hope.
Hearings address nuclear weapons, environment
A task force works to revise a 1986 United Methodist statement on policy issues affecting the human race.
Hispanic church offers alternative to street gangs
At a central California church, an after-school ministry helps kids with homework while steering them clear of gang life.
Operation Classroom celebrates 20 years of mission
Supporters pack a suburban Indianapolis banquet hall to celebrate educational and medical ministries to West Africa.
Arkansas editor is communicator of the year
Jane Dennis calls it a blessing to tell the story of the church as she is honored by the United Methodist Association of Communicators.
Irish Methodist pastor to receive peace award
The Rev. Harold Good is to receive the 2007 World Methodist Peace Award for his work in Northern Ireland.
Consultation addresses chasm between rich and poor
United Methodist leaders say the world's poorest citizens are being left out of the benefits of globalization.
Evangelical event focuses on church’s critical issues
Six conservative evangelical United Methodist renewal organizations rally around six issues coming before the 2008 General Conference.
Top court upholds transgender pastor’s appointment
The United Methodist Judicial Council rules that a pastor who changed gender from female to male remains eligible to serve the church.
Bishop Christopher announces retirement
Bishop Sharon Brown Christopher will retire when her third term as episcopal leader of the Illinois Area ends Sept. 1, 2008.
Resurrected octogenarian drums it up in church
An error by the Social Security Administration caused Phyllis Orr to expire legally. But at 81, Orr says she isn’t done living.
Relationships encourage young clergy hopefuls
Ongoing relationships with local churches help young clergy hopefuls discern God’s call to ministry.
United Methodist home remembers Ohio State coach
Carroll Widdoes, a former Ohio state coach, is among many who grew up at United Methodist-related Otterbein Home in Lebanon, Ohio.
Clergywoman shares domestic violence story
A United Methodist clergywoman shares her story in hopes of saving others from domestic violence.
Commentary: A hidden problem in Mozambique
All use of violence is unacceptable and prohibited under Mozambican law and represents a violation of fundamental human rights.
Commentary: Ending the silence about domestic violence
Domestic violence cuts across economic lines, social groups, ethnicities and religions and impacts women, children and extended family.
Advance program has new look for 60th birthday
The denomination’s designated mission giving program has a new structure and staff — and will have a new look in coming months.
Ministry candidates shifting to online applications
More than 800 ministry candidates completed their application online since the church's new system launched in January.
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