Bishops' president calls for new church movement
'Move on out, church. Get going!' says the president of the United Methodist Council of Bishops.
Religious voice needed for workers’ rights
The church's social action agency hears a call for greater religious involvement in behalf of U.S. hourly workers and other laborers.
Board focuses on U.S., global justice issues
The United Methodist social action agency wants fairness in prison sentencing and an end to extrajudicial killings in the Philippines.
Former Methodist chapel becomes mosque
British Methodists are standing alongside their Muslim neighbors in supporting plans for the mosque.
Judicial Council hears about violence in Philippines
“We are becoming a world more prone to violence,” says Reynato S. Puno, chief justice of the Philippines Supreme Court.
Commission proposes changes in General Conference
New petitions call for streamlining the assembly's size and petitions process.
Lawsuit filed against Ohio church in teen's death
The family of a teenager who died during a church youth retreat has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the congregation.
United Methodist agency starts missionary campaign
A long-term initiative kicks off to recruit 'called, committed and competent' missionaries.
United Methodists enlist community workers, others
Nine new missionaries, 10 deaconesses and a home missioner are commissioned by the Board of Global Ministries.
Cuban Methodists thrive but feel effects of embargo
Bishop Ricardo Pereira Díaz of Cuba is asking United Methodist missions agency directors for assistance.
Mission leader proposes offices outside United States
Offices in Africa, Asia and Latin America would reflect the church’s global nature, the Rev. R. Randy Day says.
Nothing But Nets gets 'American Idol' boost
"The momentum seems to be higher than it has been at any point,” says Bishop Thomas Bickerton.
United Methodists join global children's campaign
Actress Angelina Jolie and other advocates for orphans announce a Global Action for Children campaign for developing countries.
Immigration: Exploring Jesus' 'outrageous' hospitality
Immigrants give their personal testimonies to a conference co-sponsored in Los Angeles by a United Methodist group.
UMCOR approves $4.7 million for tsunami work
The United Methodist Committee on Relief is sending more aid to Sri Lankans recovering from the 2004 tsunami.
A Litany for Malaria Awareness Day
Chancellor of Africa University to step down
Bishop Ntambo Nkulu Ntanda announces his resignation at the United Methodist-related university in Zimbabwe.
Earth Day interfaith project collects discarded drugs
United Methodists and others in northern Michigan gather outdated and unwanted medicines on Clean Sweep Saturday.
Florida faith leaders join in fight against malaria
Church leaders in Miami learn on Africa Malaria Day how $10 can help save the life of a child in Africa.
United Methodist staff mark Malaria Awareness Day
About 450 employees of United Methodist agencies gather to buy mosquito nets and save lives in Africa.
Africa University staffer resigns after investigation
The Zimbabwe school's choir director leaves amid allegations of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct.
Commentary: Faith amid the Virginia Tech tragedy
Faith doesn't take away the pain, but it does help us "find a way," says the pastor of the Blacksburg (Va.) United Methodist Church.
Faith-based media spots address campus shootings
United Methodists are reaching out to the people of Virginia with faith-based messages of comfort and hope.
Healthy Child Campaign seeks coverage for all kids
Nine million U.S. children are without health insurance, though most have working parents, says a leader for United Methodist Women.
Women’s Division addresses Middle East, immigrants
The United Methodist women’s group issues a new call for withdrawal of troops in Iraq.
Advocate helps older senior adults deal with crime
The Rev. Edna Morgan of Arkansas provides counseling and other support to the elderly, many of whom live in a state of constant fear.
Korean church leaders urge healing after shootings
Korean and American Korean Methodist church leaders call for 'healing, reconciliation and peace.'
Nigerian prelate receives Methodist peace award
His Eminence Sunday Mbang is to be honored during an April 24 ceremony in Abuja, Nigeria.
'Town hall' gathering offers snapshot of the church
In a first-ever teleconference across the denomination, United Methodists talk about the vision for church in the 21st century.
Commentary on Va. Tech: For such a time as this
The director of youth ministries for the Virginia Annual Conference delivers a message to church leaders everywhere.
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