Longtime Bishop Paul A. Duffey dies at 91
United Methodist episcopal leader served Alabama-West Florida, Louisville and Tennessee Annual (regional) conferences.
Agency Q＆A: Publishing House
UMPH was the first church agency in the U.S. Since 1789 its mission has been “disseminating religious knowledge and useful … information.”
Hope rises above flood damage in Minot
Recovery from last year’s flood is going slow in North Dakota, but volunteers and donations are speeding up the process.
Agency Q＆A: Christian Unity
Series look at how agencies carry out mission. Commission keeps United Methodists ‘ecumenically engaged and interreligiously involved.’
Fluke reacts to Limbaugh comment
Growing up in The United Methodist Church taught Sandra Fluke to speak out for others who need help.
Sibling Arkansas delegates share hopes
‘Holy conferencing is holding fast to what you believe is true while listening to other people’s truths.’
Will restructure give bishops more power?
Some leaders worry proposed changes will give bishops too much authority; others say changes will help them carry out the mission.
Agency Q＆A: Religion and Race
Series looks at how agencies carry out mission. “If the commission did not exist, the church would be at risk of losing its racial conscience.”
Should bishops have a full-time president?
Church leaders debate a proposal to have a bishop who leads the council and the Call to Action without the usual residential responsibilities.
Agency Q＆A: Archives and History
Series looks at how agencies carry out mission. “Through archival records…balanced accountability of our actions is maintained.”
Radiation fear lingers after Japan quake
As Japanese Christians work at cleanup and monitoring, concerns mount beyond ‘exclusion zone’ surrounding nuclear plant.
Restructure draws finance agency warning
GCFA board says agency consolidation could put denomination at greater liability risk, jeopardize tax-exempt status for some.
Japan’s Christians active in quake relief
One year later, assistance to those affected by Japan’s March 11, 2011, “triple disaster” continues, with new opportunities for volunteer teams.
Pastors write 'Hunger Games' Bible study
Though no religious theme is intended, popular book series includes many Christian parallels.
Connectional Table splits on petition
Proposal to redistribute $60 million sparks debate even though the proposal originated with the 60-member body.
Our Social Principles alive in 1965 march
On the anniversary of ‘Bloody Sunday,’ re-enactors trace the Selma-to-Montgomery march of 1965 and a participant recalls contrasts.
UMW reps outline rural women’s struggles
For these nine women, U.N. meeting offers chance to share experiences, learn from others.
UN explores needs of rural women
United Methodists contribute to discussion between grassroots, governments on empowering women.
African’s path from Islam to Christianity
Born into a Muslim world, Sierra Leone district superintendent recalls her difficult, often dangerous journey to God.
Churches reach out after swath of storms
A steady stream of tornadoes Feb. 28-March 2 has congregations seeking creative ways to help their communities.
Clergy band plays to fight malaria
Texas clergy combine their love of music with a passion for mission and raise almost $200,000 for United Methodist causes.
Sex abuse suit names TX conference, pastor
Woman seeks $25 million in damages, alleging abuse started when she was 14 and officials knew of inappropriate contact.
Better child nutrition brings economic gain
UMCOR, Church World Service join ‘1000 Days’ movement focusing on effects of malnutrition. “Food is the first medicine.”
Churches respond to 2012 winter twisters
Even as they grieve losses, United Methodists find ways to help their neighbors pick up pieces after Feb.29 storms.
Churches comfort after Ohio school tragedy
Sharing stories and leaning on God are important to people as they try to recover after the shootings at Chardon High School.
Pastor’s civil rights work still matters
Bishop’s daughter recalls her father’s courage as a segregated South struggled within its United Methodist churches.
Call to prayer for General Conference
Through global prayer network, every United Methodist can participate in the 2012 General Conference.
Churches reach out after Ohio shootings
Chardon United Methodist Church has close relationship with high school where shooter killed one, wounded four students.
Briefing previews General Conference issues
Delegates consider issues from reorganization to roles of bishops to an operating budget that is smaller than in the previous quadrennium.
Could you go alcohol-free for Lent?
United Methodist board wants to shed light on the world’s top killer by asking people to abstain from alcohol during Lent.
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