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Intersectionality: Dismantling Racism Panel Discussion

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3 ways to help

A first grade student interacts with her teacher and classmates by computer during the first day of the Sanctuaries of Learning program at Jones Memorial United Methodist Church at Crestmont Park in Houston. The program, started by the Texas Conference of The United Methodist Church, offers a safe space, internet access and other resources in area churches, allowing parents to return to work and their children to continue their education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

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Ask The UMC: How can I talk about political issues with others who disagree?

In this video, part of a series about The United Methodist Church and politics, Ask The UMC answers the question, "How can I talk about political issues with others who disagree?" Watch more videos on this topic here.

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Young people sing during the Next Generation Forum in Monrovia, Liberia. The April 22 event focused on the future of young people in the church. Photo by E Julu Swen, UM News.
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Celebrating a milestone

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United Methodist Communications turns 80

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How we serve

The Rev. Heather Gates (center) leads a prayer for evening shift officers of the Galveston Police department during roll call in Galveston, Texas. Gates, a United Methodist deacon, has served as chaplain for the Galveston Police Department since 2018. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Pastor to the police

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Life-giving water

Joseph Ekow, 5, catches the final trickle of water after filling his bucket at a well behind John Kofi Asmah United Methodist Church in the West Point neighborhood in Monrovia, Liberia. Many families in this dense, urban area lack access to piped water. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News

'Water is Life,' the women sing

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Halloween and The UMC

Seawall cross and moon at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church, Murrells Inlet, S.C. Photo by Austin Bond Photography.

Ask The UMC: What is The United Methodist Church's view of Halloween?

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#IGiveUMC

United Methodists share why they give to their local churches. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News

'Why I give': United Methodists speak out

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Stay well

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Coronavirus inspiration, information & resources

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College bound?

Fall scenes taken on the campus of United Methodist affiliated Drew University located in Madison, New Jersey, features the S. W. Bowne Hall of Graduate Studies. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

United Methodist Schools Showcase

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Love one another

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A Prayer for Civility in a Divisive World

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Following God's call

United Methodist Stacey Abrams, a former gubernatorial candidate in Georgia and former state representative, speaks to the congregation at Brown Chapel AME Church in Selma, Alabama, in March 2020. Photo credit: Butch Dill/AP

United Methodist's passion for voting began with preacher parents

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Methodist Vintage Recipes: Peanut butter cookies

It's always a good time for cookies. Check out this simple peanut butter cookie recipe using pantry staples.

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Planting mustard seeds

Billie Jean Baker has an apartment now but for about three years had no home of her own and often slept outside Dallas’ Oaklawn United Methodist Church. She recently received a Harry Denman Evangelism Award for helping the church expand its ministry with the homeless. Photo by Sam Hodges, UM News.

Evangelism award winner slept outside church

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General Conference

With coronavirus cases on the rise across the U.S. and public gatherings still limited for the foreseeable future, United Methodists are urging 2021 General Conference organizers to plan for an online conference. Laptop image by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications; view of the stage at the 2019 special session of General Conference by Kathleen Barry; graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

Should General Conference go virtual?

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How we serve

A group of beneficiaries in the Goromonzi Circuit in Harare, Zimbabwe, celebrates after receiving food hampers provided through a United Methodist Committee on Relief Sheltering in Love grant. More than 7 million people in Zimbabwe are facing food insecurity in 2020, according to the World Food Program. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Confronting pandemic-related food insecurity

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