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North Macedonia ministry provides hope during pandemic

Methodist News - Tue, 01/19/2021 - 09:34
Though COVID-19 changed the lives of many, leaders of a United Methodist diaconal facility in North Macedonia, have been able to provide care without interruption.

A less welcoming place for refugees

Methodist News - Tue, 01/19/2021 - 09:16
As the migration crisis continues, Europe “is becoming a fortress” where desperate people are being turned away, says a United Methodist pastor in Germany.

A birthday letter to Martin Luther King Jr.

Methodist News - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 12:48
On the occasion of the 92nd birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., the Rev. Reginald Lee, pastor of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, penned a birthday letter to the civil rights icon.

Antiracism starts for white Christians: Dos and Don'ts

Methodist News - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 11:07
Deaconess M. Garlinda Burton, interim top executive of the denomination’s Commission on Religion and Race, offers tips for addressing racism.

31 United Methodists serve in 117th Congress

Methodist News - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 10:54
United Methodists serve on both sides of the aisle in a Congress faced with repairing a highly polarized country and responding to violence at the Capitol.

The content of our character

Methodist News - Fri, 01/15/2021 - 10:46
Leading into Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Religion and Race top executive calls for the church to address its institutional racism.

Africa University vice chancellor Furusa dies

Methodist News - Thu, 01/14/2021 - 13:42
Professor Munashe Furusa, 59, is being remembered as a champion for educational access for underprivileged students and an important voice for United Methodist-related higher education. He died Jan. 13.

Former megachurch pastor gets 6 years in prison

Methodist News - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 18:25
Kirbyjon Caldwell, longtime leader of Houston’s Windsor Village United Methodist Church, was sentenced on a wire fraud charge.

United Methodists killed in Congo massacre

Methodist News - Wed, 01/13/2021 - 10:11
Seven United Methodists from two families were among at least 25 killed in the latest violence in this East Congo territory, according to the Beni District superintendent.

Grappling with postponed General Conference

Methodist News - Fri, 01/08/2021 - 12:20
Organizers of The United Methodist Church’s top legislative body have decided not to reopen the petition process but have set a timeline for dealing with postponement.

Assault on US Capitol dismays United Methodists

Methodist News - Thu, 01/07/2021 - 15:24
Church members both near and far were disturbed by the actions of a mob that forced its way into the Capitol.

COVID-19 is top church story of 2020

Methodist News - Wed, 01/06/2021 - 11:04
The church response to the COVID-19 pandemic was voted the top United Methodist news story of 2020 by conference communicators in the U.S., Africa, Europe and the Philippines and UM News staff.

Missionaries cope with coronavirus challenges

Methodist News - Tue, 01/05/2021 - 11:07
Travel bans and fears of contracting COVID-19 complicated the service of United Methodist missionaries in 2020.

Migrants looking to Biden for immigration reform

Methodist News - Mon, 01/04/2021 - 12:05
President-elect Biden promised immigration reform during his presidential campaign. Migrants are writing to him asking that he keep those promises.

2020: Remembering notable United Methodists

Methodist News - Fri, 12/18/2020 - 09:25
United Methodists this year marked the passing of civil rights giants, groundbreaking bishops and a founding father of Africa University.

Church puts love into action amid pandemic

Methodist News - Thu, 12/17/2020 - 10:29
Global Ministries missionary, AU students among those assisting vulnerable communities in Congo and Zimbabwe.

Publishing House among pandemic victims

Methodist News - Thu, 12/17/2020 - 09:46
With church buildings closed due to COVID-19, the United Methodist Publishing House has seen sharply lower sales and had to take severe cost-saving steps.

My pursuit and dreams of Korean peace

Methodist News - Wed, 12/16/2020 - 10:57
More than 70 years since Korea split into North and South, Bishop Hee-Soo Jung still dreams of reunification for his homeland.

Keeping water flowing at church missions

Methodist News - Wed, 12/16/2020 - 10:38
Zimbabwe Volunteers in Mission and the Nyadire Connection have helped ease some of the water issues at United Methodist Hanwa, Dindi and Nyadire missions.

Our public discourse should model the life of Jesus

Methodist News - Tue, 12/15/2020 - 11:20
Divisive rhetoric and actions following this year’s presidential election caused Greater New Jersey Bishop John Schol to reflect on the role our faith can play in resolving conflict.
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