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Churches in Congo pray for peace, condemn attack on protestors

Wed, 01/24/2018 - 13:32
Local church leaders urge United Methodists to continue prayers for a peaceful election process as fears of violence keep many away from worship services.

Bishops, agency respond to #MeToo movement

Tue, 01/23/2018 - 14:36
United Methodist leaders acknowledge that the church is not immune to sexual misconduct, and they pledge to take such allegations seriously.

United Methodist sworn in as new president of Liberia

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 15:16
During induction ceremony, President George Manneh Weah vows to end government corruption.

Way Forward fleshing out 3 possible futures

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 13:31
No one possibility for LGBTQ inclusion predominates, commission members said. But they did offer some more details.

Commentary: 5 propositions for the Korean United Methodist Church

Mon, 01/22/2018 - 08:22
The Wisconsin Area bishop makes some proposals for the Korean United Methodist Church in today’s world.

Agencies help fund Burundi church reunification

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 12:38
Both the denomination’s finance and mission agencies are helping to defray costs of a special meeting for reconciliation — a rare move since they cut funding in 2012 to East Africa.

Church in Zimbabwe introduces kids to computers

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 07:53
New program aims to have computer laboratories at all church-run schools by 2025.

Auschwitz survivor, United Methodist dead at 92

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 12:40
Jadwiga Bogucka-Regulska was a member of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church in Warsaw for many decades.

Going a little batty at Ganta Hospital

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 10:39
But there were no bats in the belfrey or any area inside Ganta United Methodist Hospital in Liberia.

Conferences near goal for Congo rape survivors’ center

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 11:15
Three United Methodist conferences are collaborating with the East Congo Conference to build the Mama Lynn Center.

United Methodists join in Trump rebuke

Tue, 01/16/2018 - 12:02
President’s reported characterization of African countries prompts strong response from bishops, others.

Bishops condemn Trump’s reported remarks on immigrants

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 12:17
The United Methodist Council of Bishops has condemned President Trump’s reported remarks about immigrants from Haiti and Africa.

Church in Zimbabwe introduces kids to computers

Thu, 01/11/2018 - 13:33
New program aims to have computer laboratories at all church-run schools by 2025.

‘Black Archives Matter’ campaign catches on

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 16:35
Archivist at United Methodist Perkins School of Theology goes all out to collect, process, publicize African-American materials.

Congo churches react to cholera epidemic

Tue, 01/09/2018 - 09:18
United Methodists in the South Kivu Province help with prevention efforts, including distributing water purification tablets.

Best news photos of 2017

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 15:48
United Methodist News Service staff traveled the globe last year to cover important events for the church. Take a look at some of the images they shot to sum up the year 2017 in the life of the denomination.

Way Forward Commission tops 2017 news stories

Mon, 01/08/2018 - 09:14
The work of the commission addressing the church’s debate over homosexuality topped news poll for second consecutive year.

Lay minister writes ‘turnaround story’ of small churches

Fri, 01/05/2018 - 08:16
Pastor Margie Briggs hopes book will rekindle faith in churches that have fewer than 100 members.

Church, Congolese government partner on maternal health

Thu, 01/04/2018 - 11:03
A new maternity facility will keep expectant mothers from having to walk up to 25 kilometers to the nearest hospital.

Bishop: Support United Methodist president-elect in Liberia

Wed, 01/03/2018 - 10:11
George Manneh Weah, a former soccer star and a United Methodist, will be sworn in Jan. 22 as Liberia’s new president.


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