Bush brings AIDS message to Maryland church
Visiting a United Methodist church for World AIDS Day, President Bush calls for increased U.S. funding for HIV/AIDS overseas.
Fort Worth awaits General Conference delegates
"Cowtown" is preparing a Texas-sized welcome to United Methodists looking for some cowboy culture during General Conference.
Agency clarifies General Conference survey concerns
The United Methodist Church will begin its official online survey in December of the 992 delegates to its 2008 General Conference.
Focus on names, not numbers, on World AIDS Day
People should focus on faces instead of facts, says the Rev. Don Messer in a special Upper Room worship service.
Project assists deaf people living with HIV/AIDS
A United Methodist-supported retreat in Baltimore offers a safe place for deaf HIV/AIDS survivors to share their journeys.
New technology offers home option to aging seniors
Sears Methodist Retirement System rolls out a new program helping aging baby boomers to continue living independently.
Ohio church plans $1.5 million 'miracle offering'
A United Methodist church challenges members and others to contribute as much as they spend on Christmas to a Sudan relief project.
General Conference basics explored in online course
United Methodist Communications offers a free course to give people a basic working knowledge of the church's legislative process.
United Methodist Russians, U.S. supporters meet
Partners gather to discuss the state of a 15-year-old church growth initiative in Russia and to plan for the future.
United Methodists take Food Stamp Challenge
Church leaders discover it's not easy eating for a week off of $21, the average allotment of U.S. food stamp recipients.
African bishops examine Chinese investments
A United Methodist task force questions how African people are being affected by Chinese investment deals across the continent.
Priest urges Christians to speak out against killings
"We ask that the Philippines not be forgotten," says an ecumenical leader fighting for human rights in his homeland.
Bishop: Fruitful congregations engage in five practices
United Methodist Bishop Robert Schnase outlines critical practices that lead congregations to health, vitality and fruitfulness.
Filipino doctor takes courageous stand to help victims
Dr. Reggie Pamuges knows he could be killed or arrested for examining victims of human rights violations. He does anyway.
Lawyer calls Philippine killings an 'attack on liberty'
"Don't ever stop speaking out" against human rights violations, says one attorney fighting for justice in the Philippines.
Slain Filipino pastor’s family awaits justice
The family of a United Methodist pastor speaks about his abduction and killing last year in the Philippines.
UMCOR, partners to respond to Bangladesh cyclone
The United Methodist Committee on Relief will work with international partners to help survivors of the cyclone in Bangladesh.
Philippine judicial leader speaks out against killings
Supreme Court Chief Justice Reynato Puno is a United Methodist who has become a powerful voice for human rights in the Philippines.
WCC’s Kobia focuses on human rights in Philippines
The Rev. Samuel Kobia, representing the World Council of Churches, visits the Philippines this week to meet victims and their families.
Global gathering increases General Conference costs
The United Methodist assembly is becoming more costly, due in part to expenses related to international delegates.
Mainstream Christians, evangelicals mix in Kenya
A United Methodist leader lauds participation by Pentecostals and Evangelicals in the recent Global Christian Forum.
U.N. Foundation seeks global health partnership
The United Nations Foundation wants to partner with the church in a global health initiative against malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis.
United Methodist bishops plan racism dialogues
Calling racial division "termites in the wood," the church's Council of Bishops works to address racism, starting with itself.
Flooded Midwest communities move toward recovery
UMCOR is working with Minnesota and Wisconsin conferences and communities on long-term recovery from summer floods.
Texas church gets after-school snacks to needy kids
With 12 million U.S. school children living in "food insecure" households, a Fort Worth church fills snack sacks with nutritional treats.
Ex-gang member helping ex-cons get on track
Matthew Taufetee is a preacher's kid, former gang member and convicted felon. Today, he's helping inmates transition out of prison.
NCC assembly celebrates new leadership
Emerging from cuts in budget and staff, the National Council of Churches installs new leadership during its annual general assembly.
United Methodists get their game on to fight malaria
Texas area basketball players and hoops fans gear up for a General Conference faceoff to raise big bucks for Nothing But Nets.
Justice lovers gather for international conference
More than 600 people celebrate faith in action at the United Methodist "Living Faith, Seeking Justice" conference in Fort Worth, Texas.
Students seek hearts for justice at conference
Five recent Florida State University graduates stretch their minds and souls at a United Methodist gathering on justice ministry.
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