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Another mass shooting, this one at a California bar frequented by college students, has touched many United Methodists directly. more

Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

A United Methodist congregation in St. Petersburg, Fla., responds with love after its church sign is vandalized for a second time. more

Local Church 2 Comments

United Methodist bishops in Africa issued a statement Sept. 24 saying they won't back breaking up the church, leading observers elsewhere to wonder what influence their statement would have on the 2019 General Conference. more

A Way Forward

Hurricane Florence's southward shift moves its likely landfall to the state line between South Carolina and North Carolina, setting United Methodist conferences in those states on high alert. more

Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

Pastors and church members were evacuating with their neighbors from the coasts of South Carolina, North Carolina and low-lying Virginia as Hurricane Florence headed for the United States. more

Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

United Methodists join the World Council of Churches encouraging the planet's 2.2 billion Christians to observe the five-week-long Season of Creation emphasizing action on climate change and care for the Earth. more

Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

Donations to residents affected by heavy storms in Iowa have overwhelmed the recovery site, Hope UMC in Marshalltown, Iowa. more

Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

After two years of tumult over race and gender inclusion and management style, Dr. Elaine Heath has stepped down as dean of UMC-related Duke Divinity School. more

An Ohio UMC will sponsor a segment of "The Concert Across America to End Gun Violence" in partnership with other community organizations to remember victims and make gun violence the Number 1 issue in the 2018 elections. more

Advocating Justice

United Methodists in the United States have faced waves of disasters this summer, including wildfires, torrential rains and flood and tornadoes. more

Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

United Methodism's top mission executive was "surprised and disturbed" by the Customs detention of a Muslim Filipino peace advocate his agency had invited to the United States. more

Advocating Justice

Ending weeks of speculation, the bishops confirmed they've asked to UMC's high court to rule on whether alternatives to the Way Forward proposal will be allowed at the 2019 General Conference. more

A Way Forward 2 Comments

A United Methodist leader responsible for the church in Kenya supported recent sentiments behind a U.S-initiated march for Pan African peace, power and prosperity. more

Global Nature

United Methodists attending the Washington, D.C., anti-racism event are encouraged to contact the General Commission on Religion & Race to connect during the multi-day gathering. more

Advocating Justice

From big cities to small towns, United Methodists everywhere across the United States joined in the student-led March for Our Lives event to advocate for gun safety. more

Advocating Justice

Nurse Patti Nelson, also a pastor's wife, found a way to soothe the babies born to drug-addicted mothers as they went through drug withdrawal, and her United Methodist congregation soon took up the ministry. more

Local Church

College students from New Orleans will head to Mexico March 24-April 1 to build a home for a Mexican family. more

Ministry with the Poor

Yellowstone Conference reports that the dire needs of the Blackfeet United Methodist Parish, stricken by a harsh winter, have been filled through the generosity of church people. more

Local Church

The National Council of Churches is spearheading a new effort by multiple faith-based organizations to end racism in America. more

Advocating Justice

While praying for victims of the Sutherland Springs church massacre and advocating for better gun control, United Methodists also looked again at their churches' security measures. more

Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change