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United Methodists decry killings of farmers

Methodist News - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 08:45
United Methodists join other human rights groups in condemning the killings of 14 farmers.

The Church Responds to the Opioid Crisis

Methodist News - Tue, 04/23/2019 - 09:55
While statistics of drug overdose deaths in the U.S. paint a bleak picture, United Methodist churches in West Virginia are offering hope and a chance at recovery mainly through ministries of connection.

Churches walk with addicts on recovery journey

Methodist News - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 14:22
West Virginia United Methodist churches find numerous ways to support people in recovery from addiction. Just being there may be most important.

Top court meets in aftermath of GC2019

Methodist News - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 09:36
In spring meeting, United Methodist Judicial Council to review Traditional Plan and disaffiliation legislation adopted by special General Conference.

East Congo women reach out to widows, orphans

Methodist News - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 07:17
Unrest and Ebola in East Congo have left many women without husbands, and children without fathers. United Methodist women from the Kivu Conference are stepping in to help.

New shelter helps expectant mothers

Methodist News - Mon, 04/22/2019 - 06:49
A new 60-bed shelter and outpatient department at Old Mutare Hospital means safety and comfort for expectant mothers.

Increased muscle power may prolong life

Senior Medical News - Sun, 04/21/2019 - 04:00
A first-of-its-kind study finds that increased muscle power, rather than muscle strength, can significantly prolong life for seniors.

Could this brain stimulation technique reverse memory decline?

Senior Medical News - Thu, 04/18/2019 - 09:00
New research examines the effect of a noninvasive brain stimulation technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation on age-related memory decline.

Centrists, progressives to discuss church's future

Methodist News - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 12:56
Unhappiness with General Conference 2019 prompts plan for big meeting, with dissolution and ‘gracious exit’ among the options.

Creative spirit lifts Philippines’ churches

Methodist News - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 09:34
A United Methodist team looked at whether the Philippines should have more bishops. The group’s report highlighted church strengths and needs.

Bishops discuss GC2019 outcomes with black caucus

Methodist News - Wed, 04/17/2019 - 08:35
African American bishops and members of the church’s black caucus consider the actions of General Conference 2019.

BMCR explores ‘reset’ from past to future

Methodist News - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 09:55
Speakers challenge The United Methodist Church’s African American caucus and church leaders to work to become more relevant to younger members.

UMCOR assists with 2018 hurricane recovery

Methodist News - Tue, 04/16/2019 - 09:43
Grants for two big U.S. programs are part of $27.6 million approved by relief agency for disaster response, sustainable development, global migration and Global Health support.

How will denominational divide affect mission?

Methodist News - Mon, 04/15/2019 - 11:35
Directors of Global Ministries express pain and concern over how the deep divide since General Conference 2019 will affect United Methodist mission work and mission giving.

Conference offers guidance on apportionment alternatives

Methodist News - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 13:03
California-Pacific Conference leaders advise churches on giving options including withholding or redirecting apportionment contributions in protest of 2019 General Conference.

200 years of answering the call to mission

Methodist News - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 09:39
From a salute to a pioneer among the Wyandotte to a call to engage global youth, a United Methodist event re-considers the nature of mission.

People are living longer despite care inequalities

Senior Medical News - Fri, 04/12/2019 - 09:00
A new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) examines global life expectancies and access to health services across the world.

Outcome of General Conference bittersweet

Methodist News - Thu, 04/11/2019 - 12:24
United Methodist traditionalists say General Conference vote was best way forward for denomination, but it probably means a split is coming.

Leaders pursue plan for new US structure

Methodist News - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 10:08
Despite concerns the homosexuality debate will engulf the plan, the Connectional Table is submitting legislation to create a decision-making body on U.S. matters.

Church takes reins at Hanwa Mission School

Methodist News - Wed, 04/10/2019 - 09:29
Now that the school is United Methodist, students can take exams there rather than being forced to travel long distances.
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