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Korean United Methodists appeal for prayer

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 10:37am
Possibility of a summit between the U.S. and North Korea raises expectations among United Methodists.
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United Methodist Church in Liberia targets planting 250,000 trees

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 11:04am
A Peace with Justice celebration challenged Liberians to plant trees to combat the effects deforestation and climate change have had on the coastal nation.
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Text messages educate about Ebola in Congo

Fri, 06/01/2018 - 11:03am
Combating a new Ebola outbreak, Central Conference communicators work with United Methodist colleagues to send daily words of help and hope.
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Conference claims property of exiting church

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 3:18pm
The Mississippi Conference says departing members of First United Methodist Church in Louisville can’t take the property with them. Now the matter heads to court.
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Bishop rules 2 LGBTQ clergy candidates ineligible

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 12:21pm
Baltimore-Washington bishop rules two clergy candidates approved by the Board of Ordained ministry are not eligible because they are “self-avowed practicing homosexuals.”
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Fire destroys eight homes in remote Sierra Leone community

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 10:44am
A mysterious fire left 75 residents homeless and affected a health center supported by the Sierra Leone Conference.
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Zimbabwe churches march for peace

Thu, 05/31/2018 - 10:43am
Encouraging understanding and awareness of the church’s role during elections, United Methodists join others in advocacy and prayer.
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Filipino women join human rights march

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 12:21pm
United Methodist women are part of protest parade that uses annual “Flores De Mayo” tradition in the Philippines as its theme.
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Commentary: Rescuing Outler’s ‘Visions and Dreams’

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 11:23am
Scholar says the late Rev. Albert Outler’s famous Uniting Conference address has been misinterpreted.
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Pastor relates struggles under communism

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 11:10am
The son of a Bulgarian Methodist pastor, now a pastor himself, tells of the struggles his father faced in keeping his church going under communism.
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United Methodist killed during massacre in Beni

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 11:01am
A United Methodist was among 19 killed in the latest violence in the Beni territory.
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Court ruling spurs competing interpretations

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 11:44am
Focus now turns to how the special General Conference will determine which pieces of legislation are “in harmony” with its stated purpose.
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Bikes extend evangelism in East Congo

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 11:09am
Bikes and Bibles ministry helps church leaders make disciples in areas that were once inaccessible.
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Church, family mourn teen killed in school shooting

Sun, 05/27/2018 - 2:21pm
Jared Black was remembered at a memorial service at Aldersgate United Methodist Church as an artistic boy who loved his mama, his dogs and superheroes. Sherri Gregg reports for United Methodist News Service.
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Court OKs submission of other petitions for GC2019

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 10:15am
Petitions "in harmony" with purpose stated in call for special session are acceptable, Judicial Council rules.
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Soccer leads Zimbabwe United Methodists toward evangelism goal

Fri, 05/25/2018 - 10:03am
Playing a game they love, Mubvuwi We men have fun, promote healthy lifestyles.
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Can a book help the church stay together?

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 2:09pm
A number of delegations to special General Conference are reading “The Anatomy of Peace” to prepare for their work. Here's why.
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United Methodist Men take unity message to the streets

Thu, 05/24/2018 - 10:37am
After bitterly fought elections that left Sierra Leone divided, church members are evangelizing in new ways to bring the country together.
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Question to court: Who can submit petitions?

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 5:04pm
In a two-hour session, streamed online, Judicial Council heard arguments about petitions related to the special General Conference in 2019.
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Author chronicles faith journey after cancer diagnosis

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 3:07pm
When cancer “kicked down the walls” of her life, author Kate Bowler relied on her faith, but also saw it change. Her new book shares her story.
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