World health leaders share updates at Malaria Forum
The United Methodist Church is at the table with more than 300 scientists, physicians and others leading the fight against malaria.
Commentary: Finding a kingdom in heaven in Manila
United Methodists are bringing Christ and hope to the "sad, dark" places in the Philippines.
Michigan Girl Scouts explore Liberia from afar
Scouts organizing a churchwide 'Liberia night' to earn their silver badges end up gaining much more.
Struggling hospital continues to offer free health care
Begun in 1906 as a missionary clinic in the Philippines, United Methodist Mary Johnston Hospital is a model for service to the poor.
Church offers hope to Filipinos living amid garbage
In Manila, the Smokey Mountain garbage dump is home to not only rotting garbage but hundreds of families trapped by poverty.
Commentary: Ecumenism not optional for Christians
Bishop Timothy W. Whitaker says important work continues to take place toward churches achieving full communion with each other.
Filipino church ministers to destitute families
In Manila, where the poorest people live among cemetery tombs, The United Methodist Church provides hope to escape the cycle of poverty.
Board considers global aspect of United Methodism
One-third of United Methodist membership now lives outside the United States, the church's research director reports.
Street children find haven at United Methodist center
The United Methodist Church in the Philippines brings mercy and mission to the poor. This is the first of a five-part series.
Agency approves $4 million tsunami recovery project
The United Methodist Committee on Relief is funding further reconstruction and development in Indonesia.
Healthy churches need healthy leaders, speakers say
Churches must become centers of spiritual and physical healing, Bishop Scott Jones says at a health ministries conference.
Maryland churches oppose legalized slot machines
Churches are warning about a wide range of social ills that could result if state-owned slot machines are approved.
Sri Lankan Methodists find hope despite war, tsunami
Sri Lankan church leader W.P. Ebenezer Joseph thanks United Methodists for their help during difficult times.
Emerging church seeks to get back to church’s roots
What is the emerging church? A recent United Methodist conference explores the movement transforming churchgoing from the inside out.
Kentucky emerging church takes people to the waters
The architect of an emerging church network says his call is not to sit in an office but in a Starbucks where he can "love on people."
Kiowa United Methodists share culture
Church leaders get a taste of Native American languages, history and fry bread tacos during daylong immersion.
United Methodists increase support in South Africa
More aid is on the way for a Johannesburg church helping hungry Zimbabwean refugees pouring into South Africa.
Global Ministries board dismisses chief executive
The Rev. R. Randy Day is not re-nominated as chief executive of the United Methodist mission agency.
Native American urges steps to save languages
Richard Grounds is working to save the Euchee language, one of many Native American languages at risk of becoming extinct.
New chief: Recent disasters drive UMCOR changes
For the Rev. Sam Dixon, the biggest task facing the church's relief agency "is just preparing for the next one."
New leader shares vision for racial justice agency
Erin Hawkins wants to move the Commission on Religion and Race from the fringe to the heart of The United Methodist Church.
'Holy conferencing' is 'means of grace,' bishop says
Growing up in a Mennonite community, United Methodist Bishop Sally Dyck learned about peacemaking at an early age.
Commentary: Church builds vision for addressing critical issues facing United Methodists, world
Top church leaders embrace a plan to reclaim the church's transformational heritage.
Women’s Division wants more action on Jena crisis
United Methodist Women call for racial justice and reconciliation in Jena, La., and respect for human rights in Myanmar.
United Methodists explore ‘cyber safety’ in ministry
Church leaders share strategies and tools for harnessing technology in an environment of stewardship and safety.
African bishops focus on poverty at historic meeting
United Methodist bishops in Africa hold their first-ever meeting on the continent and take aim at poverty.
Commentary: 'Bourne' offers lessons for churches
"The Bourne Ultimatum" holds clues for revitalizing churches, says a United Methodist leader in congregational development.
Church leaders urge override of Bush SCHIP veto
Top United Methodist leaders rally for a bill that would expand a children’s health insurance program in the United States.
Native American plan to focus on new church starts
A task force on Native American ministry visualizes ways to be part of the renewed emphasis on growing the church.
NCC nominates Kinnamon as chief executive
The Rev. Michael Kinnamon, a Christian Church pastor and ecumenical leader, is nominated to lead the National Council of Churches.
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