United Methodist News Feed
Church investments take on climate change
The United Methodist pension agency is planning for a low-carbon economy. For investors, the agency says, the move makes good financial sense.
Monday, February 20, 2017 12:52:00 PM

Commentary: An executive order with memory
Trump’s executive order on immigration brings back memories for Japanese Americans, who this weekend mark the anniversary of a similar moment in history from the last century.
Thursday, February 16, 2017 4:48:00 PM

Historic black church determined to look forward
Dallas’ St. Paul United Methodist, under the Rev. Richie Butler, seeks growth, influence even as it goes on National Register of Historic Places.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 5:19:00 PM

Immigration officials detain United Methodist leader
Humberto Barralaga is one of more than 600 people arrested in federal immigration raids. He and others are seeing their families divided.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 1:20:00 PM

Universities join amicus brief against immigration orders
Two United Methodist-related colleges say President Trump’s immigration orders hinder academic freedom.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 12:09:00 PM

‘Hidden Figures’ mathematician raised Methodist
Katherine Johnson was one of three African-American women who had a key role in the early U.S. space program.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:37:00 AM

United Methodist churches welcome refugees in Nigeria
Village attacks leave 15 people dead and more than 7,000 displaced, many of whom are United Methodists.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 10:15:00 AM

Philippines church holds sexuality forum
A recent forum on sexuality at a local United Methodist Church was an effort to support denomination-wide conversations on LGBTQ people.
Monday, February 13, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Faith leaders cheer latest ruling on Trump travel ban
Appeals court ruling stops ban of refugees from seven mostly Muslim countries.
Friday, February 10, 2017 2:34:00 PM

Free surgery for Ebola survivors
A partnership between United Methodist-related Emory University and others is improving the eyesight of Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone.
Friday, February 10, 2017 12:13:00 PM

2 big churches seek exit from denomination
Leaders of the Mississippi congregations expressed frustration with the denomination’s ongoing homosexuality debate.
Thursday, February 09, 2017 12:11:00 PM

Indigenous people celebrated in Trondheim, Norway
One hundred years after the first Sami Congress, United Methodists and others gather to celebrate the church host and the Sami people.
Thursday, February 09, 2017 10:31:00 AM

For Methodists in Cuba, ‘These are good times’
Hard work and good relations — with fellow Cubans, United Methodists and others — help shape today’s church.
Thursday, February 09, 2017 8:23:00 AM

Solidarity and service in Cuba
In Havana neighborhoods, people seem to know everyone and hear everything. “The thing about Cuba is we have learned to help one another – solidarity. Life here is very sociable.”
Thursday, February 09, 2017 8:21:00 AM

In the wake of ISIS
United Methodist missionary visits war-torn northern Iraq.
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 12:19:00 PM

5 constitutional amendments head to vote
The changes address matters of gender equality, inclusiveness in membership, delegate and bishop elections, as well as bishop accountability.
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 3:06:00 PM

Building a church growth strategy in Cuba
From cell group to mission to church, the goal of the Methodist Church in Cuba is to make each member an evangelist.
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 9:03:00 AM

‘Lord, I’m here’
Lourdes Vazquez worked for 20 years in Cuba’s renowned health system but gave up her job, her home and proximity to her children and grandchildren to serve God.
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Viewing Clinton’s campaign through faith, gender
A group of United Methodist clergywomen created #wepraywithher to join a larger devotional project for the U.S. presidential candidate and honor women who have broken glass ceilings for them.
Monday, February 06, 2017 12:42:00 PM

Bible Quiz contestants conquer fear to inspire
After six months of competition, winners were declared in contest that increases scriptural knowledge for young people.
Monday, February 06, 2017 11:47:00 AM

Church supports release of Puerto Rican nationalist
United Methodists in the U.S. and Puerto Rican Methodists have long advocated for the release of Puerto Rican nationalist Oscar López-Rivera, recently pardoned by President Obama.
Friday, February 03, 2017 10:55:00 AM

Liberia churchwomen campaign for girls’ rights
The United Methodist Women have initiated an effort to promote girls’ education and help end female genital mutilation.
Thursday, February 02, 2017 12:17:00 PM

Cuban worship: Music, prayer and passion
For Methodists in Cuba, praising God is about being supported by a community, not just about individual faith.
Thursday, February 02, 2017 10:56:00 AM

Going digital at Havana seminary
In some respects, those attending Seminario Evangélico Metodista are ahead of many Cubans in terms of using digital technology.
Thursday, February 02, 2017 10:54:00 AM

Methodist, Wesleyan resources now available worldwide
Methodist e-Academy partnership with GlobeTheoLibrary makes Methodist and Wesleyan resources available to scholars around the world.
Wednesday, February 01, 2017 5:38:00 PM


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