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Filipinos plant 3,044 trees to aid Mother Earth

"The global warming-climate change phenomenon has worsened." — Bishop Rodolfo A. Juan.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: October 20, 2017, 6:03 pm

Using biblical texts to guide climate action

Stephen Jurovics, author of "Hospitable Planet," thinks the faith community could have a significant impact on climate policy.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: October 20, 2017, 3:16 pm

Commentary: Shaped by Methodism, Jackie Robinson continues to inspire

On the 45th anniversary of the baseball and civil rights legend’s death, author reflects on how biography project affected his own faith.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: October 19, 2017, 4:10 pm

Going deeper with theology, and in Spanish

Perkins’ Spanish language Th.M. degree program is a first for a United Methodist Seminary.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: October 19, 2017, 4:07 pm

African schools look to value-based training

A training at the United Methodist University in Freetown, Sierra Leone, focuses on an awareness of Christian leadership skills.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: October 19, 2017, 3:29 pm

Ohio pastor charged with disobedience

The Rev. David Meredith is openly gay and married. This step could lead to a church trial, but that is not a foregone conclusion.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: October 18, 2017, 8:28 pm

African bishops recommend 7 central conferences

Africa’s bishops also discussed how to maintain church unity amid divisions around how the church should minister with LGBTQ individuals.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: October 18, 2017, 4:12 pm

Church partners with ex-offenders

Tennessee Take One program matches faith-based groups with returning citizens.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: October 17, 2017, 2:25 pm

UMCOR grants to boost hurricane relief efforts

United Methodist Board of Global Ministries approves $7 million for 2017 hurricanes and other U.S. disasters.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: October 16, 2017, 6:29 pm

Evangelical group in ‘place of waiting’

Latest gathering of Wesleyan Covenant Association features lots of preaching, little strategizing.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: October 16, 2017, 5:30 pm

Digital/TV ministry to serve Filipinos in Australia

Partnership among Filipino United Methodists with Australian churches opens new door to worshippers.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: October 12, 2017, 9:03 pm

Responding to court ruling on clergy housing

A federal judge’s ruling striking down the law that provides tax exemption on clergy housing allowances is not the final word.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: October 12, 2017, 8:21 pm

United Methodists help, struggle amid wildfires

United Methodists were there to help amid the deadly wildfires, which destroyed the homes of some church members.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: October 12, 2017, 6:14 pm

Strengthening mission in the Americas

Methodist and United Methodist leaders meet to discuss how to bolster the church in Latin America and the Caribbean and heard an update on Puerto Rico.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: October 11, 2017, 3:51 pm

Philippines United Methodists decry government killings

Philippines Board of Church and Society issues statement as the government’s violent war on drugs continues.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: October 11, 2017, 3:35 pm

European denominations agree to closer ties

Agreement is first step for Methodist, Wesleyan and Uniting churches to find “ways for further co-operation.”
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: October 11, 2017, 2:49 pm

GC2020 delegate count holds steady

The Commission on the General Conference also is looking at how to make the lawmaking body’s proceedings more accessible digitally.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: October 10, 2017, 6:38 pm

Churches have much to offer in health care

Local congregations can provide needed spiritual and practical support for sick, say speakers at United Methodist forum in Germany.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: October 10, 2017, 2:57 pm

Planning the special General Conference

As church heads into ‘uncharted waters,’ the Commission on General Conference offers an overview of what to expect in 2019.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: October 9, 2017, 5:53 pm

Church networks reach remote corners for health care

Church has important role to play in global health care, say speakers at international United Methodist forum.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: October 9, 2017, 4:34 pm

Commentary: JFON helps immigrants get the welcome they deserve

Justice for Our Neighbors, a ministry of The United Methodist Church, helps low-income immigrants and refugees navigate the complex U.S. legal system.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: October 9, 2017, 3:56 pm

Puerto Rican bishop: ‘This is a catastrophe’

The Methodist Church in Puerto Rico is distributing food packages and trying to reach the more isolated communities affected by Hurricane Maria.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: October 5, 2017, 8:35 pm

New group aims for LGBTQ full inclusion

Retired United Methodist clergy are organizing a meeting that comes as other groups are also weighing in on the homosexuality debate.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: October 5, 2017, 6:18 pm

United Methodist Men take on domestic violence

The agency has collaborated with the YWCA on an eight-week group series that will help men learn to recognize, respond to and prevent violence against women.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: October 5, 2017, 2:55 pm

United Methodist Forum

“Many Voices, One Faith” brings together perspectives on topics and issues related to what it means to be a church member. Read commentaries on "Why I am United Methodist."
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: October 4, 2017, 3:02 pm
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