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United Methodists believe that children have a right to education, and parents and governments have an obligation to provide them with the access to an adequate education.

There are many ways church members can become more informed, more involved, and also advocate for schools and families. Below you will find practical ideas and tips, as well as worship resources to help you in this important ministry.

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Opening convocation. Photo by Diane Degnan, United Methodist Communications

Methodists urge peacemaking through education

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Financing your education in a tough economy

Advisers from United Methodist-related colleges offer tips on paying for college. “The goal is to help students graduate without drowning in debt.” Read More

Students find a place in campus ministry

Thousands of young adults discover 'a home away from home' at United Methodist collegiate ministries. Read More

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What every college freshman should know

Faculty and students from United Methodist-related schools share advice on making the journey from home to school easier. Read More

Life will go on for college parents

Just like their children, some parents handle the 'letting go' of college better than others. Read More

Adrian Perez and her son, Jonathan, enjoy an afternoon that includes a free lunch in the Havelock Cafe, picking up books for summer reading and selecting snacks and breakfast foods for the week. Photo courtesy of Delaney Fischer.

The ABCs of back-to-school outreach

Whether your congregation is large or small, you can learn creative ways to reach out to students and families in a new academic year. Read More

United Methodists ready kids for school

Special back-to-class events offer resources and fun for families, along with a chance to see the church in action. Read More

Future bright for college president, student

After a hectic but fun first year, one University of Indianapolis student looks forward to Year 2 while the president looks toward the next 18. Read More

Campus ministry keeps students safe

At The Barn, the fun environment brings students in, but the safe environment and support system bring them back. Read More

United Methodist schools focus on service

Many United Methodist-related schools are "developing a new culture of service among young people," says Autumn Dennis. Read More

Positive messages unite college campus

A campaign for unity at Duke University distributed encouragement via Twitter and a 'flood of sticky notes.' Read More

Ebony ranks United Methodist colleges among top schools

Six United Methodist-related colleges and universities were among the top ranked historically black colleges and universities included in the September issue of Ebony magazine. Read More

Health kits delight Louisiana school kids

'God was all over the place,' pastor says, as caring United Methodists gave - and continue to give - of time and treasure. Read More

‘My Favorite (School) Year’

Meet a first-time school president and a freshman as they begin their journey at United Methodist-related University of Indianapolis. Read More

College majors’ value not measured in cash

In response to Kiplinger's "worst college majors," Dillard University president says salary is not only criteria for choosing what to study. Read More

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