University a symbol of what Africa should be
Naomi Tutu says Africa University is training a generation of leaders who will “take the African union to the next level.”
Young artist’s fish fund Gulf recovery
A 9-year-old, with help from mom, his church, and an army of artists, raised more than $19,000 to help restore water quality after the oil spill.
Churches plan vigils, decry Muslim-bashing
The Council of Bishops calls for 9/11 to be a day of prayer.
Commentary: A reflection on 9/11
We, the living, are called to be ‘wounded healers.’
Bishop Mathews, ardent missionary, dies
Friends say bishop combined Wesley’s ideal of personal and social holiness.
Millions of nets to cover Sierra Leone
For youngsters like Isata Sesay, help in preventing malaria is desperately needed.
End religious bigotry, faith leaders say
Plans to build an Islamic center near Ground Zero has fueled anti-Muslim attacks. Some United Methodists leaders are “distressed and saddened.”
Mission trips enrich man’s retirement
Like many retirees, Morgan Green found church gave him a sense of purpose he needed.
105-year-old leads hospitality ministry
Jean Christy heeds God’s call to ministry, volunteering to serve at 104.
African women find God at prayer tree
Thousands make pilgrimage to sacred site on hillside.
At 75, Upper Room enriches spiritual walk
Launched during Great Depression, devotional booklet today gives hope to millions in more than 100 countries.
Floods threaten ‘core of Pakistan’
United Methodist worker says the crisis extends beyond homes and crops to schools and heath care centers.
Hispanic caucus focuses on youth, outreach
Hispanic/Latino youth brought energy and challenge to the MARCHA meeting in Puerto Rico.
New York bishop supports Islamic center
Jeremiah Park says denying religious freedom “makes us less as Americans.”
Diverse church lifts up New Orleans
Joyful worship and lots of new faces follow merger of historically black and white congregations.
Baptismal waters bless post-Katrina church
Worshippers give thanks to God and the United Methodist connection on fifth anniversary of flooding.
Letter alleges racism in Obama attacks
More than 90 Christian leaders ask United Methodists to speak out against racially motivated “assaults.”
Mississippi churches thank Katrina workers
Church member testifies those who responded "were the rod and staff of God."
The road back from Hurricane Katrina
Amazing stories of faith keep hope alive in UMNS writer’s birthplace.
‘Angels’ mending lives on Gulf Coast
Hundreds of thousands of United Methodist volunteers have helped rebuild homes and lives after Hurricane Katrina.
African churches desire equal voice
Study committee will explore ways to promote the faith in different cultures.
Keys to building vital congregations
Topical preaching, varied worship styles, effective lay leadership are characteristics of growing churches.
Louisiana churches hail Katrina response
Five years after the hurricane, Bishop Hutchinson reflects, “We lost church buildings and congregations, but we gained the church.”
Luke’s House offers healing and prayers
Katrina-inspired ministry is “a blessing to the whole community.”
Giving thanks in Katrina’s wake
Five years after the hurricane's devastation, Bishop Ward says prayers, presence and partnership are critical to recovery.
Opening doors to people with disabilities
Study concludes church needs to be more welcoming, recognizing gifts of all members.
Donors respond slowly to Pakistan floods
Relief officials say the need in Pakistan is great, but donations are not keeping pace.
Border school strengthens spirits
United Methodist school in Texas gives Mexican students an opportunity to learn and to grow in faith.
Church schools among ‘best colleges’
Several United Methodist-related schools earned top grades in annual rankings.
United Methodists address mosque conflicts
Plan to build Islamic center near ground zero presents complex ethical debate.
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