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Christian hymn unites Hong Kong protesters

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 11:58am
Song has helped defuse tensions during massive demonstrations and has become movement’s anthem, says a Hong Kong Methodist.
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Police question United Methodists about sanctuary guests

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 10:55am
A district superintendent and pastor in the Philippines said police intimidated and threatened them for offering sanctuary to human rights workers.
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New video calls out harassment of clergywomen

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 12:06pm
North Carolina Conference effort yields news coverage, large viewership.
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Church in Congo walks alongside Ebola survivors

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 10:54am
As Ebola death toll tops 1,500, United Methodists continue to raise awareness and support those affected by the outbreak.
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The Book of Discipline unites us as a church

Tue, 06/25/2019 - 10:42am
As a new United Methodist, Stephen Mannion is amazed by the current level of discord and advises adhering to the laws that define the denomination.
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Prison ministry delivers gifts, hope

Mon, 06/24/2019 - 11:49am
Members of the Sierra Leone Conference, UMW missionaries visit young detainees at Kingtom Remand Home to celebrate Day of the African Child.
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2019 Poland Annual Conference

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 1:02pm
June 21-23, in Ostóda, Poland.
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2019 Western North Carolina Conference

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 1:00am
June 20-23, in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina.
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2019 Virginia Annual Conference

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 4:08pm
June 20-22, in Roanoke, Virginia.
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2019 California-Nevada Annual Conference

Sat, 06/22/2019 - 10:43am
June 19-22, in Modesto, California.
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Clergyman apologizes for filing complaint

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 12:00pm
The Rev. Heecheon Jeon has apologized for filing a complaint against the Rev. Anna Blaedel after she stated during an annual conference session that she was a “self-avowed practicing homosexual.”
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Church provides aid to Nigerians displaced by violence

Fri, 06/21/2019 - 10:00am
Ten camps for internally displaced persons around Jalingo are sheltering people who have fled violence perpetrated by Boko Haram or conflicts involving groups such as the Fulani herdsmen.
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Bishop Hicks, striver for peace, dies at 96

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 3:52pm
The bishop, who led conferences in Arkansas and Kansas, was known for his kindness and wry humor.
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Gay deacon ordained in Desert Southwest

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 1:07pm
Ordination is another step in a long life of service for a man who has faced many challenges because of his sexual orientation.
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2019 Minnesota Annual Conference

Thu, 06/20/2019 - 11:34am
June 18-20, in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
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2019 Kivu Annual Conference Report

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 2:39pm
June 14-19, 2019, in Samarie-Office Local Church, Congo
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Mission’s schools see drop in girls’ enrollment

Wed, 06/19/2019 - 10:21am
Despite a higher birth rate at United Methodist Arnoldine Mission, fewer girls attend the primary and secondary schools.
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Church helps those displaced by violence

Tue, 06/18/2019 - 11:26am
United Methodist Church in Congo partners with Discipleship Ministries to provide relief for displaced people.
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Young women's program revived in Sierra Leone

Mon, 06/17/2019 - 11:02am
Six years after shutting down in Sierra Leone, the Young Women’s Network is active again thanks to a donation by Discipleship Ministries.
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2019 Desert Southwest Annual Conference

Sun, 06/16/2019 - 11:26am
June 13-16, in Mesa, Arizona.
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