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Native American Family Camp returns

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 10:01
Gathering focuses on strengthening health and vitality among Native people and communities.

Sierra Leone hospital brings needed relief

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 09:11
Twenty-two years after the country’s civil war, Hatfield Archer Hospital has started long-needed surgeries for men.

Native American Family Camp returns

Wed, 08/09/2017 - 08:23
Gathering focuses on strengthening health and vitality among Native people and communities.

Bishop grapples with great needs and growth

Fri, 08/04/2017 - 11:48
Bishop Kasap Owan leads more than 1 million United Methodists in Congo and Zambia. He aspires for them to become self-sustaining but needs help.

Deaf ministry moves toward empowerment

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 10:34
Global Methodist Missions Conference of the Deaf offers makes history with certified lay servant course.

Filipinos to come home for a mission

Thu, 08/03/2017 - 07:49
BalikBayanihan2018, a convocation set for Jan. 3-6 in Manila, Philippines, is being organized by Filipino-American United Methodists and a local committee.

Rallying against Texas ‘bathroom bill’

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 13:46
About 200 United Methodists are among 500 at interfaith advocacy event in Austin, Texas, encouraging a vote against bill affecting transgender people.

‘Agriculture is life’ for Liberian United Methodists

Tue, 08/01/2017 - 08:43
The United Methodist Rural and Agricultural Development Program aims to feed fellow Liberians and teach them to feed themselves.

Conferences take on immigration, sexuality

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 14:31
The denomination’s long-running debate about LGBTQ people was on display, as was many conferences’ commitment to the sojourner.

Protesting a ‘culture of silence’ in Sierra Leone

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 08:43
United Methodist Women march in Freetown streets to draw attention to growing violence against women and girls.

Liberian bishop seeks to go ‘back to the soil’

Mon, 07/31/2017 - 08:30
Bishop Samuel Quire Jr. believes the path to sustainability for the Liberian church is in rural development.

Science Mike brings religion, science together

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 08:46
United Methodist answers questions on science, faith and life in popular “Ask Science Mike” podcast.

United Methodists decry Mindanao martial law

Thu, 07/27/2017 - 08:17
United Methodists condemned the extension of martial law in Mindanao, joining in demonstrations and other protests.

United Methodists embrace TED Talks

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 09:19
Pastors, churches find idea-sharing talks on Internet to be good models for communication.

Bikes boost church growth in Sierra Leone

Wed, 07/26/2017 - 08:49
Churches have been planted and attendance is up in areas where pastors received motorbikes and bicycles from the Bikes & Bibles program.

Use of ‘incompatible’ language on court agenda

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 13:07
The fall docket for the United Methodist Judicial Council includes two petitions asking whether reference to homosexuality violates the church’s constitution.

United Methodist facing deportation

Tue, 07/25/2017 - 09:15
A 19-year-old who lives at a New Orleans United Methodist church is facing deportation as an undocumented immigrant.

Church’s big presence at Boy Scout Jamboree

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 09:53
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

Mon, 07/24/2017 - 09:02
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.

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