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Methodists in Venezuela look forward to unity
Along with congregational development, two Methodist groups hope to share ministries in health, nutrition, education and more.
Friday, December 14, 2018 11:51:51 AM

Mobile clinic saves lives in rural Kenya
Cooperative venture between United Methodist congregation and Rotary Club offers healing and hope to previously neglected villages.
Thursday, December 13, 2018 5:24:00 PM

In Zimbabwe, self-help projects spark evangelism
New United Methodist congregation in Mahenya community works with Florida churches to improve livelihoods.
Thursday, December 13, 2018 11:19:16 AM

PBS film looks at pastor's fatal protest
The 2014 self-immolation of retired United Methodist clergyman Charles Moore, and its effect on his East Texas hometown, is the subject of "Man on Fire."
Thursday, December 13, 2018 11:19:11 AM

Seeing a Way Forward: Patricia L. Miller
Patricia L. Miller submitted the legislation for the Connectional Conference Plan to General Conference. She explains why it’s meant to provide the “most space between theological differences” while maintaining unity.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 5:49:00 PM

Updated: Conference, bishop sue for control of Glide
California-Nevada Conference says legal action is necessary to take back San Francisco's Glide Memorial United Methodist Church from foundation board.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 4:58:56 PM

Commentary: 'Being equal on paper is not being equal in life'
Diligence is "required for our mission to be accomplished in seeking the full inclusion of women at all levels of leadership within The United Methodist Church," writes Dawn Wiggins Hare, top executive of the United Methodist Commission on the Status and Role of Women.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 1:33:00 PM

Blind soccer players have opportunity of a lifetime
Six Zimbabwean high school students hope to participate in the International Blind Soccer Association tournament in Japan.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 1:19:01 PM

Commentary: There is danger when there is gender imbalance
The role of all men and all women within The United Methodist Church is to be disciples who make more disciples, writes Gilbert C. Hanke of United Methodist Men.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:33:40 PM

Commentary: A simple majority is a foundation of sand
A simple majority vote at General Conference provides an unstable basis for denominational unity.
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 12:09:20 PM

Faith leaders struggle to bring message of hope to migrants
More than 300 faith leaders — including United Methodists — walked to the border wall in San Diego to bring blessing to people in Tijuana.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 1:28:38 PM

Commentary: Mary, Peter and the Church
What are the roles of women and men in the life of the church, and are they equal? To answer that question, the Rev. Paul T. Stallsworth looks at the Church of Mary and the Church of Peter.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 1:06:36 PM

Judicial Council sets February docket
Docket items include the first administrative appeal to come before the denomination's top court, but no reconsideration of Traditional Plan ruling.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 11:28:58 AM

Bishops' website spotlights One Church Plan
Bishops say they want to provide information to help General Conference delegates. The new site is getting pushback but also support.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 10:52:12 AM

Central Nigeria Conference opens new secondary school
Along with a Christian foundation, students — many of whom could not afford government or private schools — prepare for higher education.
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 10:38:00 AM

Opinions still vary on the Way Forward
A variety of plans have United Methodist champions as the church strives to find common ground on homosexual marriage and clergy.
Monday, December 10, 2018 1:37:01 PM

Commentary: In service of God, men and women are equal
"God blessed both man and woman and charged them both to have dominion over the earth," writes the Rev. Eunice Iliya.
Monday, December 10, 2018 12:54:37 PM

Filipino pastor arrested ‘rescuing’ Lumad children
Eighteen people, including the Rev. Eller Ordeniza, a United Methodist, were detained and charged with kidnapping and human trafficking by local police.
Monday, December 10, 2018 11:40:10 AM

Zimbabwe music director focuses on human rights
Through his gift of music, Walter Mujuru teaches people of all ages about socioeconomic and cultural justice.
Monday, December 10, 2018 10:32:51 AM

Zimbabwe church vows to halt AIDS epidemic
With new resources, ongoing advocacy and education, the Common Voice Initiative envisions a world without HIV/AIDS.
Tuesday, December 04, 2018 12:44:12 PM

Seeing a Way Forward: The Rev. Tom Berlin
A member of the Commission on a Way Forward, the Rev. Berlin explains that the One Church Plan tries to allow different people to “exercise their own judgment in their cultural context.”
Tuesday, December 04, 2018 11:49:03 AM

Mexican church helping migrants in Tijuana, Apaxco
Methodist churches are helping provide food, shelter for members of the migrant caravan camped out in Tijuana, Mexico.
Tuesday, December 04, 2018 11:47:37 AM

Church extends support to deported man
A man who found sanctuary in a United Methodist church has now been deported to Mexico. The U.S. congregation is working for his return.
Monday, December 03, 2018 4:15:35 PM

Church steps up after earthquake
St. John United Methodist of Anchorage becomes temporary shelter after 7.0 temblor.
Monday, December 03, 2018 3:38:16 PM

Bishops urge peace talks on trip to war-torn region of Africa
Six members of the Council of Bishops, along with three staff members of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, took part in the mission visit , which included travel to the Central Africa Republic and Kenya.
Monday, December 03, 2018 1:32:22 PM

Commentary: The power of pencils in Cameroon
United Methodist Women in Cameroon reach out to rural school students with much-needed school supplies as part of the One Child, One Pencil Project.
Monday, December 03, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Poll shows church’s shifting views of alcohol
More than half of U.S. Methodists — once famous teetotalers — now acknowledge tipping one back from time to time. That marks a significant change for the tradition.
Friday, November 30, 2018 2:15:02 PM

Zimbabwe women put focus on cervical cancer
More than 400 women were screened for cervical cancer and those with suspicious results received their first treatment during The United Methodist Church’s annual women’s convention.
Friday, November 30, 2018 10:25:54 AM

korean united methodists prepare survey on human sexuality

Thursday, November 29, 2018 5:11:05 PM

Seeing a Way Forward: The Rev. Tom Lambrecht
Vice president of Good News and a member of the Wesleyan Covenant Association leadership council, the Rev. Lambrecht gives insight into the Traditional Plan and Modified Traditional Plans.
Thursday, November 29, 2018 12:59:21 PM

Sierra Leone welcomes free education — with reservations
As new United Methodist schools await approval for government assistance, dwindling enrollments present challenges.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 4:38:21 PM

Growing the church in West Africa
United Methodists in Côte d’Ivoire have committed to planting new churches in areas with few Christians. That commitment is one of the reasons the African church is growing.
Wednesday, November 28, 2018 3:54:00 PM


Wednesday, November 28, 2018 11:34:20 AM

Africa University pilots HIV self-testing
With help of the Board of Global Ministries, the project is first to be conducted at a United Methodist institution in Zimbabwe.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 5:35:27 PM

From ʽchurch bank’ to change agent
The Texas Methodist Foundation has grown in assets but also influence, thanks to an extensive leadership ministry and other outreach.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 12:34:52 PM

Commentary: Disciple-making requires truth-telling
A longtime church communicator expresses concern about the willingness of many church leaders to avoid truth-telling.
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 11:39:01 AM

Churchgoers arrested after ICE detains man
Samuel Oliver-Bruno had taken sanctuary in a United Methodist church for 11 months but was detained at an appointment with immigration officials.
Monday, November 26, 2018 4:35:18 PM

Commentary: Baptism brings us into God’s church, relationship with others
Scripture and our ritual text insist that God is at work in baptism, placing us in the midst of the church where we practice the means of grace.
Monday, November 26, 2018 2:24:00 PM

Commentary: Our understanding of baptism — What’s at stake?
Baptismal liturgy includes our covenant with God and one another. But the baptism itself is all God’s doing. It’s something God does for and in us.
Monday, November 26, 2018 1:13:00 PM

bringing peace to the korean peninsula

Monday, November 26, 2018 11:20:15 AM

Teen pushes through obstacles to become star athlete
Despite her tough upbringing, 13-year-old ranks among the best in Zimbabwe and southern Africa region in track and field.
Monday, November 26, 2018 10:36:47 AM

meeting with united methodist korean general conference set for dec 3

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 3:38:50 PM

Church offers young women alternative to early marriage
Zimbabwe East Conference partners with Global Fund to provide young women skills training and $1,000 in seed money to start small projects.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 11:46:43 AM

Chinese martyr inspires 50 years after execution
The life and legacy of Methodist-educated writer and political dissident Lin Zhao is the subject of a new book by a Duke Divinity School professor.
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 11:00:00 AM

Finance board moves ahead with budget cuts
Despite a request from some church leaders to reconsider, the denomination is still looking at sizable cuts to its 2021-2024 general church budget.
Monday, November 19, 2018 3:23:22 PM

Worshipping without walls in rural Zimbabwe
John Wesley’s “The world is my parish” is being relived in the Muzarabani Circuit of Zimbabwe as congregants worship under grass-thatched homesteads and pole sheds.

Monday, November 19, 2018 2:21:36 PM

Members of migrant caravan seeking better lives
United Methodist pastors and leaders are responding to the migrant caravan with love and support.
Monday, November 19, 2018 1:03:10 PM

expecting the great path of gods peace

Monday, November 19, 2018 12:46:44 PM

Commentary: Navy reserve chaplain decries church polarization
The Council of Bishops' position on human sexuality, Texas pastor says, offers a way forward in our commitment to witness to God's grace to all people everywhere.
Friday, November 16, 2018 11:38:00 AM

Computer center connects communities in central Nigeria
In an area where electrical power is often limited and unreliable, a United Methodist computer center continues to fill a vital niche by keeping people connected while also connecting people from different faith communities.
Friday, November 16, 2018 9:17:02 AM


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