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Church’s big presence at Boy Scout Jamboree

12 hours 49 min ago
Chaplains, volunteers and 3,500 United Methodist Scouts make the denomination the second-largest faith group at the quadrennial event.

Way Forward keeps mum on plans for church

13 hours 40 min ago
The commission is looking at new ways to embody unity amid deep divisions around homosexuality. But it’s not ready to share those plans.

Conferences promote sports for health

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 16:20
The two United Methodist conferences in Zimbabwe competed in a sports event aimed at promoting exercise for health.

Small business loans empower Malawi women

Thu, 07/20/2017 - 12:12
Through small business loans, Mercy Chikhosi believes in empowering women to support their families and communities.

Way Forward gets input on church future

Wed, 07/19/2017 - 08:42
The commission asked various United Methodists to describe their preferences regarding the extent of the inclusion of LGBTQ people within the church.

Small business loans empower Malawi women

Tue, 07/18/2017 - 16:20
Through small business loans, Mercy Chikhosi believes in empowering women to support their families and communities.

Yellowstone Conference facing financial crisis

Mon, 07/17/2017 - 11:37
Yellowstone’s financial problems are similar to those facing the rest of the church and having a “gay bishop is only one of many factors,” officials said.

Roots of Faith in Korea: A United Methodist Bishop’s Journey

Fri, 07/14/2017 - 11:28
Bishop Hee-Soo Jung grew up on a small island with a view of North Korea. He credits U.S. missionaries and a kind neighbor for his conversion to Christianity.

Albanian church holds national convention

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 15:14
The United Methodist Church in Albania holds national convention and first worship at the first United Methodist church in Durrës.

Assisting those fleeing siege in Philippines

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 09:27
United Methodists are reaching out to civilians caught in battle with Islamic State militants in Marawi City, Philippines.

Duke Divinity School striving for diversity

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 06:47
Dean says diversity and equity are top priorities for faculty and student body.

Profiles of student diversity at Duke

Thu, 07/13/2017 - 06:34
Forty-seven denominations are represented at United Methodist Duke Divinity School. Total enrollment in all degree programs is 631.

Becoming fishers of young men

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 13:24
United Methodist Men during their national gathering heard ideas on where to cast their nets to draw in millennial disciples.

Inmates learn to grow food

Wed, 07/12/2017 - 08:09
Seventeen inmates from a prison in Harare, Zimbabwe, graduated from a one-year horticultural course offered with United Methodist help.

Filipino deaconess: ‘Resistance is a gift’

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 10:20
Norma Dollaga fights extrajudicial killings and raises money for school for indigenous people in the Philippines.

Clergy stand up to Charlottesville KKK rally

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 08:26
The Charlottesville Clergy Collective, including United Methodists, helps to organize counter-rally to Virginia event.

Making discipleship a ‘contact sport’

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 14:13
United Methodist Men at their 12th national gathering heard frequents calls to get off the bench as Christ followers. They also put that call into action.

Reformation exhibition includes United Methodists

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 09:32
The United Methodist Church of Germany has organized a booth from July 11-17 at the World Reformation Exhibition in Wittenberg, Germany.

Ham radio classes help prepare for disaster in the Philippines

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 06:46
Workshop focuses on utilizing offline communication tools to strengthen emergency response during times of crisis in the country.

Judicial Council rejects reconsideration of gay bishop ruling

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 13:08
The Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops filed the motion June 12. The next meeting of the Judicial Council is Oct. 24-27.

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