Environmental issues

Faith leaders said religions have a unique role to play in environmental issues because some 85 percent of the world's people follow some form of religion. Read more

Disasters and Climate Change

Students from United Methodist-related colleges can learn about how to building sustainable communities that live in harmony with their surrounding environments, thanks to a new partnership among three colleges and a church agency. Read more

Advocating Justice

Sierra Leone Environmental

Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS

One month into the disaster response for people affected by twin disasters of flooding and a mudslide, the Council of Churches in Sierra Leone views environmental care and education as the long-term plan for churches. Read more

Global Health

Elizabeth Chun Hye Lee

Photo by Erik Alsgaard

United Methodist Women is mobilizing its members to contact the Environmental Protection Agency to enforce regulations regarding deadly methane emissions. Read more

Global Health

Ontelaunee Creek Tributary

Photo by Nicholas A. Tonelli, CCL2

Ideas Matter: Seizing an Alternative

Heading for a conference on creating an ecologically balanced world, the Rev. Jim Burklo reflects on the influence that Christian beliefs have on environmental policies. Read more

Jun 5, 2015 10:56 AM Jim Burklo

Caring for the Earth is a basic responsibility inherent in Christian discipleship, and urgently needed now, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. Read more

Jeremy Smith

Climate March

UMNS Photo by James K. Karpen

United Methodists were among thousands of people who took to New York City streets on Sept. 23 demanding political action on global climate change. Read more

In the Church

A Younger Audience

Photo Courtesy of Ben Gosden

How Can Pastors Speak to a Younger Audience in Preaching?

The Rev. Ben Gosden draws on the experience of other pastors to devise some guidelines for cultural references that will connect with younger worshipers. Read more

Sep 4, 2012 2:16 PM Ben Gosden 1 Comments