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Bishop with East German, Moscow ties dead at 78

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 14:45
Bishop Rüdiger (Ruediger) R. Minor of Dresden, an episcopal leader before and after Germany’s reunification, also oversaw congregations in Russia and Eurasia.

Pastors preach comfort to Harvey survivors

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 14:33
United Methodists gathered to worship after Harvey, and bishops from the Rio Texas and Texas conferences visited churches and communities that were damaged.

Texas bishop assures church after hurricane

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 11:33
Bishop Scott Jones greeted worshipers with thanks and a strong message of support after Harvey devastated the area. "We're committed to being the hands and feet of Christ."

Coalition fights for labor issues in Liberia

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 10:00
The United Methodist leader of the Civil Society and Trade Union Institutions of Liberia says it will only endorse labor-friendly presidential candidates.

Trans Christians: Gathering ‘like a drink of cool water’

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 09:01
Rooted was an ecumenical trans and gender-expanded retreat for participants to talk about their faith and share their experiences in church.

Enlisting tech, boats for Houston rescues

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 08:58
Members of Chapelwood United Methodist Church created an app to help dispatch boats, including the “Chapelwood Navy,” to those stranded by Harvey flooding.

Floods force pastor, flock to higher ground

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 16:47
Drama unfolds at small-town United Methodist church as southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana grapple with effects of Harvey

United Methodists provide relief to mudslide, flood survivors

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 14:11
The United Methodist Church in Sierra Leone is providing food, emergency health care and even counseling to survivors of the landslide and flooding that killed hundreds.

United Methodists to reconcile in Burundi

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 13:17
Healing comes after divisions that affected the church’s witness in East Africa.

Guatemala church works in shadow of gangs

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 16:39
Pastors joyful and committed to bringing Gospel to all parts of Guatemala, despite day-to-day struggles.

Churches shelter many as Harvey damage spreads

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 15:21
Beyond Houston, communities and United Methodist churches cope with flooding and displacement from lingering tropical storm.

Commentary: 5 Harvey things you don’t expect

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 10:11
The Rev. Eric Huffman, who is leading a new United Methodist church in Houston, reflects on what he’s learning from his first hurricane.

Filipino Methodists protest teen’s death

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 09:44
Filipino United Methodists joined recent protests of Filipino president’s war on drugs that killed 17-year-old.

Soccer leads to Roma ministry in Romania

Wed, 08/30/2017 - 09:22
United Methodist lay pastor connects with youth, and then their families, in outreach to an ethnic group still discriminated against in Europe.

Churches pitch in as Harvey crisis continues

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 15:09
Relief officials prepare for long-term response in Houston and other parts of south Texas.

Service provides chance to mourn mudslide victims

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 12:51
As the death toll continues to rise, United Methodist Bishop John Yambasu helped organize a service of remembrance that allowed survivors to mourn the dead.

Honduras, Guatemala pastors rely on power of prayer

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 09:25
Violence and poverty threatens to drown communities and consume families. Pastors fight back with faith.

United Methodists participate in Ministers March for Justice

Tue, 08/29/2017 - 08:49
Clergy march designed to send message that marchers believe the current administration and Department of Justice are undermining democracy.

Pastor serves church in Honduras gang neighborhood

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 16:37
“If someone refuses to join the maras, they are given 48 hours to get out of the country or they will be killed. But really, they usually don’t get 48 hours.”

Harvey floods hit Houston churches

Mon, 08/28/2017 - 15:01
Bishop calls damage ʽcatastrophic’ as the hurricane that became a lingering tropical storm continues to wreak havoc.

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