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Missionaries briefly detained in Philippines

8 hours 49 min ago
Two United Methodist missionaries were among a group of five briefly detained at a police checkpoint in Koronadal City, Philippines.

Church gives doctors in DRC technology tools

12 hours 14 min ago
With a donation from Global Ministries’ Global Health unit, the North Katanga Conference delivers computers, mobile phones, modems and motorbikes to doctors.

Commentary: Church separation calmly considered

14 hours 12 min ago
Practicalities of denominational division up could have `deeply adverse’ effects, writes the Rev. Ted A. Campbell in a commentary about possible schism of The United Methodist Church.

Graham influenced many United Methodists

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 14:18
Evangelist famed for televised revivals also took ecumenical approach in spreading the gospel.

British church stays alive through service

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:37
In northern England, a dying church starts a men’s health group and joins forces with another small congregation to become a real presence in the community.

Cleggs Lane as a case study

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:38
Can the church positively engage with the community on mental health issues? An engineer turned Methodist lay minister made it the focus of his masters dissertation.

New training center for women opens in Sierra Leone

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 09:35
The United Methodist Church in Germany provided funds to build the new United Methodist Women’s Training Center for disadvantaged women and girls.

British Methodists open doors to stay relevant

Tue, 02/20/2018 - 09:35
Like their U.S. counterparts, British Methodist churches face both challenges and opportunities in an increasingly secular society.

United Methodist University opens new nursing school campus

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:06
The school is the first College of Health Sciences department to relocate to Ganta, a move funded by Global Ministries’ Global Health unit.

Africa University’s top fundraiser endows scholarship

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 08:39
James H. Salley, the top fundraiser for Africa University, has donated more than $130,000 for an endowed scholarship to honor his parents and to help educate students from across Africa.

Pastors, churches respond to Florida massacre

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 13:18
As pastors and churches near a mass school shooting respond, one church leader says United Methodists must do more than pray about gun violence.

United Methodists preach peaceful Sierra Leone elections

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 11:25
A team of young adults hit the road to promote an anti-violence message ahead of March 7 elections.

Administrative agencies support ministry in myriad ways

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 09:58
Administrative agencies of The United Methodist Church support the denomination’s ministry in myriad ways. This is the final story in a series assessing the work of United Methodist agencies.

Evangelists aim to bring Bible to life

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:34
Evangelists who proclaim the good news for a living have found new ways to lead revival. Still, it’s a challenging career path.

Membership agencies focus on advocacy, connections

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 10:29
United Methodist Women and United Methodist Men are advocates on issues such as maternal health and domestic violence. Both are working to strengthen local and conference connections. Third in a four-part series about church agencies.

United Methodists in DRC get farming help

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 08:06
The Global Health unit of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries is helping farmers in the East Congo Conference improve agricultural production and fight malnutrition.

United Methodists in Sierra Leone celebrate launch of university

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:46
Bishops John Yambasu, Rosemarie Wenner and others look forward to a brighter future at the dedication of United Methodist University.

Evangelists seek to revitalize churches

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:46
Their ministries can look different from that of their sawdust-trail forebears. However, some United Methodists still answer the call to full-time evangelism.

Advocacy agency issues make headlines

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 08:40
Three United Methodist agencies that advocate for social justice and equality have seen their issues rocket into international headlines in the past year. This is the second in a series of four articles about denominational agencies.

Immigrant supported by church deported

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 10:22
A Mexican immigrant who had been allowed to stay in the U.S. to care for his family was deported last week — despite the efforts of a United Methodist church and an immigration coalition on Luis Blanco’s behalf.

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