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bringing peace to the korean peninsula

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 11:20am
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Teen pushes through obstacles to become star athlete

Mon, 11/26/2018 - 10:36am
Despite her tough upbringing, 13-year-old ranks among the best in Zimbabwe and southern Africa region in track and field.
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Church offers young women alternative to early marriage

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 11:46am
Zimbabwe East Conference partners with Global Fund to provide young women skills training and $1,000 in seed money to start small projects.
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Chinese martyr inspires 50 years after execution

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 11:00am
The life and legacy of Methodist-educated writer and political dissident Lin Zhao is the subject of a new book by a Duke Divinity School professor.
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Finance board moves ahead with budget cuts

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 3:23pm
Despite a request from some church leaders to reconsider, the denomination is still looking at sizable cuts to its 2021-2024 general church budget.
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Worshipping without walls in rural Zimbabwe

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 2:21pm
John Wesley’s “The world is my parish” is being relived in the Muzarabani Circuit of Zimbabwe as congregants worship under grass-thatched homesteads and pole sheds.

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Members of migrant caravan seeking better lives

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 1:03pm
United Methodist pastors and leaders are responding to the migrant caravan with love and support.
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expecting the great path of gods peace

Mon, 11/19/2018 - 12:46pm
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Commentary: Navy reserve chaplain decries church polarization

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 11:38am
The Council of Bishops' position on human sexuality, Texas pastor says, offers a way forward in our commitment to witness to God's grace to all people everywhere.
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Computer center connects communities in central Nigeria

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 9:17am
In an area where electrical power is often limited and unreliable, a United Methodist computer center continues to fill a vital niche by keeping people connected while also connecting people from different faith communities.
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Commentary: Wisconsin pastor prepares for GC2019

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 1:17pm
The Rev. Samuel J. Royappa prays that the February gathering will renew and resurrect The United Methodist Church.
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Seeing a Way Forward: Bishop Carter

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 12:30pm
The president of the Council of Bishops shares some of the questions he’s been hearing about the special called General Conference taking place in February, 2019.
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Church helps remote villagers fight malaria

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 11:02am
Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda says United Methodists are committed to providing well-equipped medical buildings for rural people in eastern Congo.

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Churches balance safety and maintaining piety

Thu, 11/15/2018 - 10:53am
In this era of mass shootings, pastors and other church officials are deciding how far they are willing to go to ensure security.
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Bishops urge trust in GC2019 delegates

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 2:49pm
Finding a way forward in the church debate over homosexuality is now up to General Conference. Bishops discussed how to facilitate that work.
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Finding new urgency in quest for peace in Korea

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 2:39pm
Methodist-led gathering of religious leaders in Atlanta sees both optimism and urgency in efforts to end 70-year division on Korean Peninsula.
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Zimbabwe churches launch eco-congregation initiative

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 12:12pm
Episcopal area joins forces with municipality in a citywide cleanup campaign. One goal is to reduce the spread of contagious diseases such as dysentery, cholera and diarrhea.
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Commentary: Thoughts upon GC2019 via Methodist history

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 11:43am
The history of The United Methodist Church and its predecessor denominations offers insights on what the future might hold, writes Elaine A. Robinson.
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Commentary: 5 reasons millennials like United Methodism

Tue, 11/13/2018 - 2:16pm
Millennials are seeking intergenerational and welcoming communities of faith, writes Andrew Ponder Williams.
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