Low funds hurt church's schools in Liberia
With no reliable salary, sometimes the only thing keeping teachers at Liberia’s United Methodist schools is a dedication to their students.
N.C. churches benefit from ‘labor of love’
Historic St. George United Methodist is one of many to use conference construction ministry program.
Shalom Summit looks back as it looks ahead
United Methodists gather to mark 20 years of an economic justice movement designed to identify and build community assets.
Concerns rise for Syrian Christians
United Methodists, ecumenical groups worry about effects of turmoil in Middle Eastern countries on indigenous Christians.
Malaria: Treatable and Beatable
“Malaria is the first cause of death in Bom Jesus,” writes Bishop Elaine Stanovsky. But in Angola, United Methodists are going after the killer.
Bishop faults jurisdiction’s gay issue stand
Indiana Bishop Coyner criticizes Western Jurisdiction’s call to act as if the church’s teaching against homosexuality ‘does not exist.’
Hispanic church offers model of growth
A Chicago-area congregation with lay missioner at helm has expanded from 12 to more than 120 in two years.
20 ways to reach out on Veterans Day
Creative ideas for individuals and congregations to engage in ministry with active U.S. military, veterans and their families on Nov. 11.
New bishop of Nigeria elected
West Africa Annual Conference selects the Rev. John Wesley Yohanna to succeed Bishop Kulah.
Church puts spotlight on Congo conflict
United Methodists join with others to get global focus on continuing atrocities and need to pressure neighboring Rwanda.
HIV/AIDS threatening Philippines
United Methodists work with other faith groups to “respond…with new attitudes and actions focused on education, prevention and compassion.”
Wandabula calls funds issue ‘mud-slinging’
Wandabula responds to moves by two United Methodist agencies to withhold funds in East Africa Conference after audits.
Placemats make point on food rights
Church World Service offers discussion tips, recipes, worship aids and action ideas for churches to mark World Food Day on October 16.
Final report: Church path ‘unsustainable’
The Interim Operations Team, in its final report, calls for bigger changes than what came out of the 2012 General Conference.
3 young women = UMCOR's ‘triumvirate’
When there’s a disaster, disease or famine, these three women know they’ll be on the ground to help.
Finance agency asks for E. Africa funds cutoff
Agency’s board of directors also approves filing of formal complaint with College of Bishops against Bishop Wandabula.
United Methodists working to connect Haiti
Communications agency, church volunteers, nonprofit combine to establish technology centers to help Haitians support themselves.
Helping young adults reach American dream
A new policy allowing young people to stay in the United States has led to a flood of applications. See how United Methodists are helping.
Judicial ruling sought on East Africa funds
Western PA Conference questions about use of mission funds in East Africa projects are part of controversy surrounding bishop’s actions.
Did Jesus have a wife?
Papyrus fragment has revived an old debate that likely reflects early Christian disputes about marriage — not the historical Jesus.
Top award given for chaplain support
Crystal Springs (Miss.) UMC honored with Dept. of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.
Help end killing, says Congo bishop to U.S.
“Rwanda is killing our people,” United Methodist Bishop Ntambo Nkulu Ntanda tells U.S. House subcommittee at hearing.
NCC plans for ‘bold future’
Streamlined, flexible replacement for faltering structure will rely more on council members, including United Methodists.
Green UM colleges make ‘cool schools’ list
Seven United Methodist-related schools make the list of 96 in Sierra Club survey of sustainability savvy.
Ministry boosts small church vitality
Hinton Rural Life Center, a United Methodist retreat, offers resources and training to strengthen country churches.
Health kits delight Louisiana school kids
‘God was all over the place,’ pastor says, as caring United Methodists gave — and continue to give — of time and treasure.
‘My Favorite (School) Year’
Meet a first-time school president and a freshman as they begin their journey at United Methodist-related University of Indianapolis.
Adding skills to end malaria in Africa
Conference sponsored by Imagine No Malaria and hosted by UMCOR teaches health board members fine points of maintaining initiatives.
Churches respond to Chicago school strike
As Chicago public schoolteacher strike enters second day, churches open doors for tutoring, recreation and fun.
Practicing ‘shalom’ for 20 years
United Methodist response to 1992 L.A. riots has evolved into global effort to address a community’s needs with its assets.
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