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526 Africa University graduates in 2019 class

Fri, 06/14/2019 - 10:20am
New graduates of the United Methodist university come from 22 African countries, but share a passion for change.
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Achieving inclusion: Break barriers, build bridges

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 3:02pm
It’s time to meet and accept people where they are, not where we think they ought to be, writes a Korean clergywoman.
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Exiting congregations face hefty price tag

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 2:07pm
U.S. conferences are calculating how much a church must pay if it leaves under legislation approved by General Conference 2019. The big cost will be pensions.
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Son's vote for peace set his father's killers free

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 12:15pm
Those who remember “the troubles,” fear the effect of Brexit on more than two decades of still-fragile peace in Ireland.
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New communication center aids learning in Nigeria

Thu, 06/13/2019 - 11:00am
More effective global and local communication for United Methodist in Nigeria is the goal of new communications center.
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Rural girls face challenges at city universities

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 4:05pm
Rural girls seeking education in cities in Zimbabwe are at risk if they take emotional or financial support from older men.
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Brexit threatens longtime peace in Northern Ireland

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 11:52am
Methodist peacebuilders, others raise concerns about re-imposing hard borders on the island of Ireland.
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Nigerian church faces fine, possible demolition

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 11:13am
Abuja 1 United Methodist Church is the church’s major presence in the Nigerian capital, but it continues to struggle financially.
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Theologian Ogden pushed himself and his students

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 12:23pm
Longtime Perkins professor offered challenging ideas about Christian faith and was a taskmaster for students, leaning on them to think deeply and clearly.
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LGBTQ deacon ordained by New York Conference

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 5:01pm
The Rev. Lea Matthews says her ordination was a day of joy, but not without difficulty. She is the latest LGBTQ person to be ordained in The United Methodist Church.
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United Methodist credit union opens in East Africa

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 3:20pm
Co-operative society in Kenya aims to promote a savings culture and provide affordable credit to members and stakeholders.
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Relief distribution in Malawi

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 11:17am
The church in Malawi hopes to provide additional relief to cyclone survivors.
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2019 Pacific Northwest Annual Conference

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 12:26pm
June 7-9, 2019, in Puyallup, Washington.
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2019 Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference

Sat, 06/08/2019 - 3:37pm
June 6-8, in Peoria, Illinois.
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Ramping up response to US spring disasters

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 12:16pm
From the local to conference level, floods and tornadoes have kept United Methodists busy in a record-setting season.
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Episcopal areas unite to grow church in Africa

Fri, 06/07/2019 - 9:41am
Zimbabwe lay and clergy members travel to South Congo to exchange ministry ideas and strategies for church growth.
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2019 West Ohio Annual Conference

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 2:35pm
June 2-6, 2019, in Lakeside, Ohio.
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2019 South Carolina Annual Conference

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 1:25pm
June 2-6, in Greenville, South Carolina.
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Zimbabwe churches keep faith in tough economic times

Thu, 06/06/2019 - 10:34am
Financial turmoil affects United Methodist congregations, but churches continue mission and ministries.
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2019 South Georgia Annual Conference

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 3:31pm
June 2-5, Columbus Convention and Trade Center, Columbus, Georgia.
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