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.
Ministry commission hears survey results on report
A report recommending "profound" changes to the ministerial leadership of The United Methodist Church was meant to spur conversations. It has done its job.
Consultation examines ruling on pastoral authority
A 2005 ruling by the church’s highest court brings church scholars together for a focused conversation on its impact.
Igniting Ministry ads reach Koreans in United States
Korean-language TV, radio and newspaper ads are changing the way Korean Americans see The United Methodist Church.
United Methodists help in Arkansas tornado relief
A weekend tornado devastates the Delta town of Dumas, followed by an outpouring of love and caring from the church and others.
Georgia lay leader is General Conference speaker
Lyn Powell of the North Georgia Conference is to give the Laity Address when the church’s top lawmaking body meets in 2008 in Texas.
U.S. religious leaders say Iranians want peace
Church executive says diplomacy, not military action, is the solution to tensions between the United States and Iran.
Town learns about its rich and storied black heritage
After two years of research, two Georgia women have recorded the legacy of African Americans for their town.
Medical ministry shares crutches, wheelchairs, more
For almost 50 years, a United Methodist Men’s group has loaned free medical equipment to needy people in Pennsylvania.
Pastor to guide Bible society into technology age
A United Methodist minister is poised to become the first female head of the 198-year-old Massachusetts Bible Society.
U.S., Iranian religious leaders promote peace
Talks begin in Iran to find common ground among faith groups as political tensions grow between the two nations.
Chaplains offer ideas, resources for churches
Chaplains brainstorm on ideas and resources to help churches understand, welcome and support returning soldiers.
Chaplains: Church must support returning soldiers
Pastors to military personnel say returning from war is a journey—and being back doesn't mean being home.
Pastor's compassion gives rabbi gift of life
In the ultimate spirit of interfaith cooperation, a United Methodist pastor donates her kidney to a rabbi.
'U2charist' combines U2 music, Eucharist
A Vermont church draws believers and seekers with a worship experience including the spiritually evocative songs of U2.
Faith reigns for new Miss America
Lauren Nelson says growing up in The United Methodist Church has given her roots for her journey ahead.
Three bishops urge new U.S. budget priorities
President Bush and Congress should consider the needs of children and the poor, the bishops say in a letter.
Deacons celebrate milestones as their role evolves
Today’s deacons take ministry beyond the church walls and into fields such as health care, education and social work.
Pan-Methodist bishops to reflect on work together
Methodist leaders from five denominations will address mutual concerns when they meet in March.
Touchdown! Sermon on Super Bowl ads scores
A pastor in Texas looks at the big game’s TV commercials through the lens of faith.
Christian Churches Together launches, targets poverty
The United Methodist Church is among 36 founding members of a new ecumenical body emphasizing conversation over advocacy.
Hiwassee College advances in accreditation efforts
A federal judge sides with a United Methodist-related college in Tennessee in its legal efforts to stay accredited.
Liberia’s Ganta Hospital rebuilds in 2006
A hospital gutted during civil unrest rebounds with help from a United Methodist church in Peoria, Ill.
Soldier’s little sister sings in YouTube hit
A video showing 6-year-old Heather Martin singing in her Oklahoma church is one of YouTube’s most requested videos ever.
Advocates rally for children in Arkansas
Concern for children brings together four diverse church groups to lobby state lawmakers.
Bishops distribute $2 million to Gulf Coast
Churches and pastors affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita will benefit from new allocations.
Bishops: Church transcends national borders
Becoming personally involved with immigrants and their families is key to understanding issues of immigration, say two bishops.
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