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Students walk on the campus of United Methodist-related Duke University in Durham, N.C. Duke and Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, are joining fifteen other private colleges in a legal challenge to President Donald Trump’s immigration restrictions. Photo courtesy of Duke Photography.

Universities join amicus brief against immigration orders

Two United Methodist-related colleges say President Trump’s immigration orders hinder academic freedom. Read More

Lent begins March 1

Lent and Easter

Find devotionals, activities for families, inspiring stories and information about our faith for the observance of the Lenten and Easter seasons. Read More

Video Worth Watching

Ushers prepare for the offertory during a Sunday morning service at Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church in Washington D.C. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

Methodist History: Church of Presidents

A United Methodist landmark in Washington, D.C. was built with donations from leaders like Lincoln along with church members across the U.S. View

Black History Month

St. Paul United Methodist Church in Dallas recently went on the National Register of Historic Places. The Collegiate Gothic Revival sanctuary was built from 1913 to 1927, as funds were available. St. Paul is the only predominantly African-American church left in a part of downtown Dallas that was a center of black life during segregation. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS.

Historic black church determined to look forward

During Black History Month, we visit a Dallas church that was a center of black life during segregation. Learn how the congregation is working toward unity in their city now. Read More

Perspective

Courtesy photo of the Rev. Mark Nakagawa. United Methodist News Service Featured Blogs and Commentaries.

Commentary: An executive order with memory

Trump’s executive order on immigration brings back memories for Japanese Americans, who recall a similar moment in the U.S. 75 years ago. Read More

Life in the Middle East

Two residents of Mosul celebrate the partial liberation of their city from control by the Islamic State group by taking a selfie in front of festooned army vehicles. Although a portion of the city has been liberated from ISIS, fierce fighting is predicted as the army moves to retake the remainder of the city. Photo © Paul Jeffrey.

Christians in Iraq: Living in the wake of ISIS

United Methodist missionary visits war-torn northern Iraq. “When things calm down, my family will return here, and life will start for us again.” Read More

Methodist Church in Cuba

Parishioners sing during Sunday worship at Mariano Methodist Church in Havana, Cuba. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Singing the spirit in Cuba

The Methodist Church in Cuba has shaped its own identity. Read More

Ask the UMC

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Ask the UMC

We have been keeping a list of intriguing questions about The United Methodist Church. Get the answers and send us your query. Ask the UMC. Read More

Daily Devotional

Image shows bridge and trees. Photo by Kay Panovec, United Methodist Communications.

Today's prayers and resources

Spend some time in prayer today with these resources from The Upper Room. Read More