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Commentary: Desert Encroachment in Nigeria

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 09:32
United Methodists in Nigeria are suffering as more land is lost each year to desertification.

Second Nigerian episcopal area crucial

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 11:08
Nigerian bishop says country needs additional bishop, likely to get one after 2020.

Teen leads revival for racial reconciliation

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 09:01
Ethan Oltremari, a Mississippi United Methodist, started Revival on the River not only to bring people to Christ but also to help them worship as Christ calls — as one.

Still in ‘Deep Denial’ on race

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 15:25
United Methodist white pastor with new book on white supremacy saw church as ‘a beacon of hope’ while growing up in segregation-era South.

Florida Southern: A Frank Lloyd Wright treasure-trove

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 14:26
Florida Southern College, with the most Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings of any single site, was named a United Methodist Historic Site this year.

Petitions: ‘Incompatible’ is unconstitutional

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:42
Denmark and California-Pacific take on language at core of homosexuality debate.

Latin American Methodist leader remembered

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 14:06
The Rev. Oscar Bolioli, a Methodist and ecumenical leader, died June 18 in his native Uruguay.

How to reclaim the church-planting tradition

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 14:02
Methodists once planted at least a church a day. Today’s United Methodists are recovering their heritage — with a modern twist.

Bishop’s new book focuses on turning fear to love

Tue, 06/20/2017 - 12:19
In ‘Fear of the Other: No Fear in Love,’ United Methodist Bishop William H. Willimon explores the role of Christians in welcoming the ‘Others’ among us.

Bishop Hardt remembered as having ‘the heart of a pastor’

Mon, 06/19/2017 - 15:13
Church leader was known for amazing memory and pastor's heart.

718 graduate at Africa University

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 08:38
The graduating class at the United Methodist university in Zimbabwe heard from an alumnus, a health sector executive.

North Korea releases comatose Otto Warmbier

Thu, 06/15/2017 - 08:18
West Ohio Area Bishop Gregory Palmer expressed gratitude for the “long overdue release” of the young man who was arrested in 2016.

Growing impact of new churches

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 15:01
In all the news of shrinking U.S. church attendance, it’s worth noting that starting new churches is an area where The United Methodist Church shows strength.

Reconsideration of gay bishop ruling sought

Wed, 06/14/2017 - 12:59
The Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops filed a motion to reconsider a United Methodist Judicial Council ruling from its April meeting.

Africa University Special Coverage

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 09:16
A South American plant is taking root in the driest region of Zimbabwe. And in the hands of Africa University's Margaret Tagwira, it is saving lives.

Commentary: Christian ethics in volatile times

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 08:47
What should a United Methodist do when there is a conflict between church law and moral conscience? The Rev. Darryl W. Stephens looks at past answers to that question.

Sierra Leone hospital celebrates turnaround

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 08:49
Certificate from the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries recognizes Kissy hospital’s transformation to a renewed, self-sustaining facility.

Claremont facing financial difficulties

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 09:31
With its largest enrollment in 35 years, the United Methodists seminary is considering relocation to remain in operation.

Teen pregnancy problem after Ebola

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 09:19
Sierra Leone schools are now dealing with how to educate girls who got pregnant while the schools were closed during the deadly Ebola outbreak.

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