Church council blesses Bush library with land
Southern Methodist University receives approval to lease land for the proposed George W. Bush presidential library.
Commentary: How to become a General Conference delegate
General Conference is a year away, but would-be delegates must start working now to get elected.
Delegates urge U.S. to help stop murders in Philippines
Members of a Philippine group testify in Washington on killings that have claimed more than 800 lives since 2001.
Africa Malaria Day set for April 25
United Methodists are urged to skip lunch and save lives by using that money to buy an insecticide-treated bed net for African children.
Church leader urges action on U.S. war spending bill
The next 48 hours could be crucial in stopping the United States from rushing into military action against Iran, says Jim Winkler.
Ministry trades toys for toy guns in Iraq
Two small churches in rural Iowa have found a way to outsmart insurgents in Iraq.
A Lenten commentary: Ashes to ashes, dust to hope
A United Methodist bishop reflects on the season after traveling to Liberia and experiencing the humility of foot washing.
Higher education board increases scholarship support
United Methodist college students will soon be able to borrow more at a lower interest rate to finance their education.
Congress to hear report on Philippine killings
Filipino religious leaders want Congress and the White House to stop sending money to their government implicated in human rights atrocities.
Girls, grandmother make doll baskets for needy kids
Noticing that a lot of kids ‘don’t have much,’ two Kansas girls want other children to have their own dolls, even if they can’t pay for them.
Prayer event focuses on human rights in Philippines
Stories of brutal killings in the Philippines are shared during a World Day of Prayer worship service in Sacramento, Calif.
Native American events planned with new leader
The Rev. Anita Phillips is helping United Methodists view Native Americans as partners in ministry.
United Methodist Bishop Carl Sanders dies at 94
A bishop to the Birmingham area before retiring, he served the church in many capacities.
United Methodist Women explore mercury dangers
The use of mercury as a preservative in some vaccines and medicines is the subject of a June conference in Atlanta.
United Methodists criticize Japan leader's denials
Church leaders denounce the prime minister’s recent remarks over Japan’s coercion of ‘comfort women’ during WWII.
Church helps teens become better moms
Through its Teen MOPS ministry, an Indiana church is providing instruction and encouragement to young moms and pregnant teens.
Churches heal emotions after Enterprise tornadoes
After a deadly twister killed eight teens at Enterprise High School, churches have reached out through worship, service and ministry.
Controversial Native American mascot retired
While the University of Illinois has dropped Chief Illiniwek, church leaders want more care over the use of Native American imagery.
Native American leader shares pain over mascots
“Native people struggle every day to be recognized and respected in this culture, even among church folks,” says Suanne Ware-Diaz.
Jones to leave commission, return to Arkansas
As the agency’s top executive, he advocated and monitored The United Methodist Church for racial inclusiveness.
Latin American, Caribbean Methodists share insights
A consultation in Panama explores the relationship between the denomination and independent Methodist churches.
Mavula becomes United Methodist bishop of Nigeria
An ordained deacon and experienced educator faces the challenge of unifying the church in Nigeria.
Christian bands set to rock Youth 2007
Fusebox, The Katinas and Superchic[k] are among cutting-edge Christian bands scheduled to perform.
UMCOR provides water through Humane Borders
An immigration-related ministry lives out Jesus’ words ‘I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink.’
Youth 2007 brings together United Methodist teens
Thousands of youth and church youth leaders will converge this summer in Greensboro, N.C., for the church’s largest youth event.
'E-learning' to enhance theology studies in Europe
In an effort to widen United Methodist pastoral education opportunities, students soon can take online courses in German and English.
Commentary: Philippine murders linked to military
The Rev. Randy Day says the Philippine government should address a report that suggests military personnel are behind political killings.
Mozambique struggles under flooding, cyclone
United Methodist leaders are asking for urgent assistance for one of the world’s poorest nations.
Church leaders seek U.S. intervention in Philippines
U.S. and Filipino church leaders are urging the U.S. Congress to address human rights violations and killings in the Philippines.
Coalition wants FDA authority over tobacco
United Methodists are among faith leaders backing a proposed U.S. law targeting tobacco products.
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