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526 Africa University graduates in 2019 class

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 08:20
New graduates of the United Methodist university come from 22 African countries, but share a passion for change.

Achieving inclusion: Break barriers, build bridges

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 13:02
It’s time to meet and accept people where they are, not where we think they ought to be, writes a Korean clergywoman.

Exiting congregations face hefty price tag

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 12:07
U.S. conferences are calculating how much a church must pay if it leaves under legislation approved by General Conference 2019. The big cost will be pensions.

Son's vote for peace set his father's killers free

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 10:15
Those who remember “the troubles,” fear the effect of Brexit on more than two decades of still-fragile peace in Ireland.

New communication center aids learning in Nigeria

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 09:00
More effective global and local communication for United Methodist in Nigeria is the goal of new communications center.

Rural girls face challenges at city universities

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 14:05
Rural girls seeking education in cities in Zimbabwe are at risk if they take emotional or financial support from older men.

Brexit threatens longtime peace in Northern Ireland

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 09:52
Methodist peacebuilders, others raise concerns about re-imposing hard borders on the island of Ireland.

Nigerian church faces fine, possible demolition

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 09:13
Abuja 1 United Methodist Church is the church’s major presence in the Nigerian capital, but it continues to struggle financially.

Theologian Ogden pushed himself and his students

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 10:23
Longtime Perkins professor offered challenging ideas about Christian faith and was a taskmaster for students, leaning on them to think deeply and clearly.

LGBTQ deacon ordained by New York Conference

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 15:01
The Rev. Lea Matthews says her ordination was a day of joy, but not without difficulty. She is the latest LGBTQ person to be ordained in The United Methodist Church.

United Methodist credit union opens in East Africa

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 13:20
Co-operative society in Kenya aims to promote a savings culture and provide affordable credit to members and stakeholders.

Relief distribution in Malawi

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 09:17
The church in Malawi hopes to provide additional relief to cyclone survivors.

2019 Pacific Northwest Annual Conference

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 10:26
June 7-9, 2019, in Puyallup, Washington.

2019 Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 13:37
June 6-8, in Peoria, Illinois.

Ramping up response to US spring disasters

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 10:16
From the local to conference level, floods and tornadoes have kept United Methodists busy in a record-setting season.

Episcopal areas unite to grow church in Africa

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 07:41
Zimbabwe lay and clergy members travel to South Congo to exchange ministry ideas and strategies for church growth.

2019 West Ohio Annual Conference

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 12:35
June 2-6, 2019, in Lakeside, Ohio.

2019 South Carolina Annual Conference

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 11:25
June 2-6, in Greenville, South Carolina.

Zimbabwe churches keep faith in tough economic times

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 08:34
Financial turmoil affects United Methodist congregations, but churches continue mission and ministries.

2019 South Georgia Annual Conference

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 13:31
June 2-5, Columbus Convention and Trade Center, Columbus, Georgia.