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1 - Native Americans joyful about SCOTUS decision
The latest news from the United Methodist News Service.
2 - Growing up with institutional racism
3 - Indiana megachurch leaves denomination
4 - Church helps victims of flood and COVID-19
5 - Churches celebrate end of 2018-2020 Ebola outbreak
6 - Smaller communities affected by protests
7 - Close ties challenge rural Africa COVID-19 fight
8 - Court ruling temporarily halts Dakota pipeline
9 - Delegates: Use GC2020 delay for new vision
10 - Time for Cross and Flame to go
11 - In trying times, churches extend their reach
12 - Donations pour in for church hospitals, missions
13 - Church parking lots fill for COVID-19 testing
14 - Unsnarling US and church racial history
15 - Native ministry fills need in Tulsa food desert
16 - Series: Food insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic
17 - Churches adapt to ‘new normal’ in Philippines
18 - Surviving tribulations part of school’s history
19 - Food relief helps in Liberia’s COVID-19 fight
20 - When pandemic ends, confusion in church will remain
21 - Pastors ‘make friends with the soil’ during lockdown
22 - Q&A: What delay means for General Conference
23 - New drilling machine boosts clean water efforts
24 - ʽService of Lament’ challenges church on racism
25 - AU, Yale students aim to fill health care gaps
26 - Prisoners facing crisis during COVID-19
27 - DACA decision brings joy, but battle not over
28 - Bishops pledge more effective anti-racism campaign
29 - Food insecurity and the COVID-19 pandemic
30 - AU students condemn US racism, ethnic tribalism
31 - Black father prepares sons for racial injustice
32 - Local churches show resilience in crisis
33 - Renewed vigor in the fight against racism
34 - Yed Angoran, a global leader, dies at 73
35 - Back in church: ‘Like Easter and Christmas’
36 - European churches easing back into live worship
37 - 2020 Arkansas Annual Conference
38 - Filipinos speak out against anti-terrorism bill
39 - IT heroes kept church going during COVID-19
40 - Robert E. Lee image out at Boise church
41 - #MeToo case ends with surrendered credentials
42 - Confronting ridiculous 'logic' of white supremacy
43 - Kenyan women shift sewing ministry during pandemic
44 - Police reform must involve reconciliation
45 - Keeping heart of camping alive during COVID-19
46 - African churches begin to reopen
47 - Delay in elections upends bishops’ plans
48 - Clergy, laity tell harrowing COVID-19 stories
49 - COVID-19 slows aid to Cyclone Idai survivors
50 - 2020 Great Plains Annual Conference
United Methodist Native Americans expressed elation over a U.S. Supreme Court decision affirming their jurisdiction over criminal prosecutions of tribe members on reservations in Oklahoma.
Society shielded writer from understanding the plight of people of color.
Granger Community Church, wanting to choose its own pastor, agrees to pay about $2.6 million to Indiana Conference.
United Methodists in Côte d'Ivoire, with UMCOR support, respond after flooding triggers a deadly landslide near Abidjan.
United Methodist churches played a part in helping to share health and prevention information, as well as work to prevent the stigma Ebola survivors often face.
United Methodists have been involved in Black Lives Matter rallies in small towns and midsize cities.
Close relationships in rural Africa make social and physical distancing to avoid COVID-19 culturally difficult.
United Methodists have supported the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe in its efforts to protect both water quality and its spiritual home.
An informal group of General Conference delegates is inviting church members to make use of the postponement to cast a new vision for the church.
Symbol of The United Methodist Church is unwelcoming and even painful for many Black Americans, evoking memories of cross burnings.
Grants from the United Methodist Committee on Relief allow churches to expand programs, increase capacity during pandemic.
United Methodist hospitals in Zimbabwe receive protective gear for front-line workers, while mission families get food relief from Nyadire Connection.
More United Methodist congregations are offering space for screenings, hoping to reach groups at special risk.
Town hall explored Methodism’s complicated and sometimes suppressed record on race to help United Methodists turn away from past sins.
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of people seeking help at Tulsa Indian United Methodist Church has doubled.
United Methodist food-related ministries are providing a way for the church to respond to the rise in the number of people facing acute food insecurity, even when other programs were shuttered.
United Methodists set up hand-washing stations, checked temperatures and required masks as churches welcomed back members after months of quarantine.
Lydia Patterson is struggling with COVID-19 and a closed border, but the president of the United Methodist school said, “We have seen worse.”
UMCOR and other church partners provide support to church’s Anti COVID-19 Taskforce as country sees spike in cases.
A former Judicial Council president examines constitutional issues presented by plans for the future of The United Methodist Church.
Church leaders in Africa turn to farming during the pandemic to supplement income and help members and others struggling with food insecurity.
Organizers answer questions about what the postponement to 2021 means for The United Methodist Church’s lawmaking assembly.
The United Methodist Church in Nigeria’s purchase of a new borehole-drilling rig offers the hope of clean water for more people in rural villages.
United Methodist bishops, agencies collaborate on unflinching video as latest step in anti-racism initiative.
An Africa University student and a Yale student have co-founded a company they hope can provide small clinics in African communities that have no health care.
United Methodists are urged to advocate for early release of vulnerable people in prisons or detention centers to stop spread of pandemic.
About 650,000 young people have gained temporary relief from deportation with U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
Bishops and other United Methodists supporting a new anti-racism campaign are determined to get solid results from their efforts.
Food-related ministries have provided a way for the church to respond to the pandemic, even when pews remained empty and other programs were shuttered.
International students at Africa University have condemned racism in the U.S., which they likened to the tribalism that is rife on the African continent.
“I have no positive to give you,” one son says. In a commentary, the Rev. Byron Thomas calls on white fathers to teach their sons about racial injustice, too.
Three months into pandemic-related restrictions, many U.S. United Methodist churches are more optimistic about their finances and see hope for the “new normal.”
As United Methodists look toward a General Conference in the city where George Floyd died, they are recommitting themselves to fighting racism.
Yed Esaie Angoran, a leader in both The United Methodist Church and the country of Côte d’Ivoire, died of a heart attack.
Restrictions are many, and the coronavirus pandemic remains a threat, but more United Methodist churches are resuming in-person worship.
European and Eurasian churches are reopening after many shut their doors because of the coronavirus.
June 13, via Zoom.
Manila Area Bishop Ciriaco Q. Francisco called the bill oppressive, while others spoke out against red-tagging and human rights abuses.
When in-person worship services stopped because of the coronavirus, the swift efforts of information technology church workers allowed many churches to meet online.
Cathedral of the Rockies, also known as Boise First United Methodist Church, will remove the Confederate general from its stained glass.
Donald “Bud” Heckman has left ordained ministry under complaint after facing an earlier complaint of sexual misconduct and abuse brought by four women.
The church must decide between self-justifications for racism and honest claims to justice.
United Methodists provide face masks and food to communities struggling during the coronavirus and a locust invasion.
A former police officer, African American man and clergyman writes about the need for reform coupled with reconciliation.
Because of COVID-19, many United Methodist camps have had to cancel this year. That breaks the hearts of camp leaders who know how important the experience is to faith development.
As countries ease lockdown restrictions, in-person services resume for some, while others proceed with caution.
With the election of new bishops postponed until 2021 and 2022, those scheduled to retire are making plans for the interim.
“Respect this virus,” pleads a pastor battling the coronavirus. Others in the denomination who have been directly affected agree.
Despite lockdowns, church continues to offer spiritual and material support in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi.
May 30, via teleconference.