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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions quoted Romans 13 to justify a new zero tolerance policy on illegal immigration.

Sessions criticized for ‘zero tolerance’ Bible quote

Fellow United Methodists among those faulting attorney general for immigration policy, rhetoric. Read More

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United Methodist clergywomen from the Zimbabwe Episcopal Area gather for a leadership development workshop in Harare.

United Methodist clergywomen urged to overcome odds

Bishop Eben K. Nhiwatiwa tells workshop participants it is time for church and society to recognize clergywomen’s leadership role. Read More

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The Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, the World Council of Churches’ top executive, left, and Andrzej Choromański of the Roman Catholic Church’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, present a graphic symbol of the June 21 visit by Pope Francis to the WCC during a May 15 press conference in Geneva.

Pope Francis, Koreans to attend WCC gathering

United Methodists will be part of the meeting at the ecumenical group’s headquarters in Geneva. Read More

 
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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions quoted Romans 13 to justify a new zero tolerance policy on illegal immigration. Official portrait by United States Department of Justice.

Sessions criticized for ‘zero tolerance’ Bible quote

Fellow United Methodists among those faulting attorney general for immigration policy, rhetoric. Read More

Members of the 2018 Michigan Annual Conference meet in Traverse City, Mich. Conferences, including Michigan, voted on resolutions that signal their aspirations for the special General Conference in 2019. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Annual conferences mixed on bishops’ plan

Some have endorsed the bishops’ recommended One Church Model. Some want a more traditionalist approach. Read More

United Methodist clergywomen from the Zimbabwe Episcopal Area gather for a leadership development workshop in Harare. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UMNS.

United Methodist clergywomen urged to overcome odds

Bishop Eben K. Nhiwatiwa tells workshop participants it is time for church and society to recognize clergywomen’s leadership role. Read More

Nombhedesho Maquba (standing, left) volunteers with a soup kitchen ministry operated by young adults of The United Methodist Church of South Africa in Durban. Photo by Nandipha Mkwalo, UMNS.

Young United Methodists start soup kitchen in South Africa

The United Methodist Church’s Young Adult Organization launches community service project to help those in need and spread the word of God. Read More

The Rev. Olav Fykse Tveit, the World Council of Churches’ top executive, left, and Andrzej Choromański of the Roman Catholic Church’s Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, present a graphic symbol of the June 21 visit by Pope Francis to the WCC during a May 15 press conference in Geneva. Photo by Albin Hillert/WCC

Pope Francis, Koreans to attend WCC gathering

United Methodists will be part of the meeting at the ecumenical group’s headquarters in Geneva. Read More

Zimbabwe Area Bishop Eben K. Nhiwatiwa (second from right) toured the new Munyarari Mission health clinic in Mutare, Zimbabwe, during the early stages of construction. Bel Air United Methodist Church in Bel Air, Maryland, funded the new facility as part of a Chabadza partnership with the Zimbabwe East Conference. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UMNS.

Maryland church helps fund new Zimbabwe health clinic

Work has begun on a modern health facility at Munyarari Mission, which will include a maternity wing, outpatient rooms and staff housing. Read More

A person standing in the United States reaches their hand toward Mexico along the border fence at El Faro Park in Tijuana, Mexico, in 2012. United Methodists are joining opposition to a new “zero tolerance” policy that is separating immigrant families. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

United Methodists fight separation of immigrant families

A new “zero tolerance” policy which takes children away from their families is inhumane, faith leaders say. Read More

Gracious Matika (left) and her sister, Varaidzo, pose with her new diploma after Africa University’s June 9 graduation ceremony. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UMNS.

AU grad’s study supported by U.S. teen

The work of a 14-year-old inspired to send a girl to university paid off this month when Gracious Matika received her diploma from Africa University. Read More

Gjergi Lushka works with youth through the United Methodist Church in Albania. Photo courtesy of Central Conference of Central and Southern Europe.

Albanian churches help children with special needs

In an area with few resources for families of special needs children, churches with a heart for social work assume the role. Read More

The United Methodist Church’s Njagboima secondary school in Bo, Sierra Leone, sits empty after it was heavily damaged by severe storms. Educators and church officials are trying to come up with a plan to allow affected students to finish out the school year while repairs are underway. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

Storm shuts down United Methodist schools in Sierra Leone

Educators and church officials are trying to come up with a plan to allow students to finish out the school year while repairs are underway. Read More