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Our panel discussion on the theological roots of racism featured several theologians. Screenshot of video by United Methodist Communications.

Theological roots of racism & colonialism

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Author and pastor the Rev. Mark Feldmeir equips us to have constructive conversations on challenging topics with our church, friends & family. Screenshot by United Methodist Communications.

Politics of Compassion

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Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey surveys Hurricane Laura damage at University United Methodist Church in Lake Charles, LA. Photo courtesy of Louisiana Conference of The United Methodist Church.

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134-year-old church becomes virtual school

In 2020, COVID-19 quickly changed schools across the United States. Children were sent home last March and many started a new school year online. As parents seek socialization and academic support for their children, church buildings that normally sit empty during the week are suddenly the center of activity in neighborhoods. Here is one neighborhood's story. Watch.

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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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spiritual disciplines: Fasting

Fasting is an act of surrender

Make the choice for solitude and surrender

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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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Author and pastor the Rev. Mark Feldmeir equips us to have constructive conversations on challenging topics with our church, friends & family. Screenshot by United Methodist Communications.

Politics of Compassion

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UMW in action

The United Methodist Women's Racial Justice Charter has advocated for racial equality for more than 40 years. Pictured (l-r): Dionne P. Boissier, Sung-ok Lee, Emily Jones, at a 2018 event. Photo courtesy of United Methodist Women

Living the Racial Justice Charter

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Offering plate featuring cross. Photo by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications.

The need for giving when church doors close

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Stay well

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Coronavirus inspiration, information & resources

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Methodist Recipes: Quick Chicken Mole

Traditional Mexican mole sauce takes time and effort, sometimes taking a full day to prepare. United Methodist Bilha Alegria shares a recipe shortcut for a mole you can make in minutes. Yes, you can have chicken mole on a weeknight!

Bilha Alegria learned to cook from her mother while growing up in Monterrey, Mexico. Bilha’s father was a pastor and the family lived at the church and slept in pews at night because there was no parsonage. Cooking was done outdoors over an open fire. Bilha’s mom would buy sacks of flour to make tortillas and then use the flour sacks to make dresses for Bilha and her sisters.

Hispanic Heritage Month is September 15 through October 15.

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Beneficiaries in Mutum-Daya in the Wurkun Central District in Nigeria receive rice, beans, Maggi seasoning and salt as part of The United Methodist Church’s COVID-19 outreach. The Nigeria Episcopal Area received a Sheltering in Love grant from the UMCOR COVID-19 Response Fund. Photo by Richard Fidelis, UM News.

Sheltering in Love grant alleviates hunger

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Korean UMC

A composite of historical photos from the Korean Methodist Church in Honolulu, Hawaii. Clockwise (from left), The Honolulu Korean Methodist Church, Korean Methodist Mission and the SS Gaelic. Photos courtesy of Christ United Methodist Church, Honolulu, HI. Composite by Kathleen Barry, UM News.

New statistics provide snapshot of Korean United Methodists

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Church Music

The Rev. Carlton R. “Sam” Young is, at 94, still composing and arranging music. Editor of The Methodist Hymnal (1966) and The United Methodist Hymnal (1989), he’s out with a new collection of sheet music called “Today I Live: Hymns and Songs of Remembrance and Hope.” Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

At 94, he’s ‘Mr. Music of United Methodism’

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