Standing Rock Winter

Photo by Allen Buck

The struggle to hold on to hope in these chaotic times requires our witness to God's love and justice as Jesus taught, writes Cynthia B. Astle Read more

Views from a Ridge

Syrian Girl

Photo by Mstyslav Chernov (Own work) [CC BY-SA 4.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

United Methodist Bishop Rosemarie Wenner of Germany urges people to see migrants into Europe as people who bring gifts and skills, not as problems to be solved. Read more

Migrants Budapest

Photo by Daniel Peters for UMNS

While rejected and blocked in Hungary, refugees who make it to Germany United are helped by United Methodists who are working with others to offer services so that the newcomers feel welcome. Read more

Advocating Justice

Wreath Charleston

Photo courtesy of Billy Robinson

The level of international response to the shootings at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, surprises David W. Scott of UM & Globa. Read more

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