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Tim Tanton, chief news officer at United Methodist Communications, who oversees the news agency of The United Methodist Church, tells us why it's "much better to be informed and uncomfortable than blissfully uninformed." Learn more.

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Ascension Sunday

Jesus' ascension has been celebrated by Christians through the centuries. Stained glass by Francois Denis, photo by Crochet.david, via Wikimedia Commons.

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Ways we grow

For many, prayer is foundational to a person's faith. But do we understand it? In unraveling the complexity of prayer, we may learn to accept the mystery and seek a deeper connection with God. Photo by Canva.

The mysterious, connectional act of prayer

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Members of St. Matthew’s United Methodist Church in Acton, MA, recently prepared and blessed 48 WELCOMEBACKpacks for those leaving prison.

Church provides WELCOMEBACKpacks to those leaving prison

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In the Social Principles, The United Methodist Church affirms the sanctity of the life of both the unborn child and the mother. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

What is the UM position on abortion?

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Mental Health Awareness Month

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Tips for when the command 'do not be anxious' is hard

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

The Rev. Zenro Hirota (second row from the top, third from the left) poses with other attendees of the 10th Annual Session of the Pacific Japanese Mission of the Methodist Episcopal Church held in Seattle, Wash., in 1909. Hirota is listed as “pastor at San Francisco” on the original legend. Image courtesy of Archives and History of the California-Pacific Conference; graphic by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications.

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People react outside the Willie de Leon Civic Center in Uvalde, Texas, where students had been transported from Robb Elementary School after a shooting that left 19 children and two teachers dead. Photo by Marco Bello, Reuters.

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Immigration ministry

A guide using a raft made from inner tubes ferries people across the Suchiate River from Guatemala into Mexico near Ciudad Hidalgo. Migrants routinely cross the border into Mexico here, many of them hoping to eventually make their way to the United States. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Photo essay: Strangers and sojourners

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Transformative partnerships

Students learn how to draw and mark measurements on sewing material during a lesson at the United Methodist Church Women Training Center in Bugembe, Uganda. The center works with women, youth, rape survivors, displaced people and others in the community. The goal is to improve livelihoods through vocational training and education. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

Grants enrich United Methodist outreach in East Africa

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