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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.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: February 16, 2017, 9:48 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.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: February 15, 2017, 10:19 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.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: February 15, 2017, 6:20 pm

Universities join amicus brief against immigration orders

Two United Methodist-related colleges say President Trump’s immigration orders hinder academic freedom.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: February 15, 2017, 5:09 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.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: February 14, 2017, 3:37 pm

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.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: February 14, 2017, 3:15 pm

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.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: February 13, 2017, 4:30 pm

Faith leaders cheer latest ruling on Trump travel ban

Appeals court ruling stops ban of refugees from seven mostly Muslim countries.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: February 10, 2017, 7:34 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.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: February 10, 2017, 5:13 pm

2 big churches seek exit from denomination

Leaders of the Mississippi congregations expressed frustration with the denomination’s ongoing homosexuality debate.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: February 9, 2017, 5:11 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.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: February 9, 2017, 3:31 pm

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.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: February 9, 2017, 1:23 pm

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.”
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: February 9, 2017, 1:21 pm

In the wake of ISIS

United Methodist missionary visits war-torn northern Iraq.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: February 8, 2017, 5:19 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.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: February 7, 2017, 8:06 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.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: February 7, 2017, 2:03 pm

‘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.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: February 7, 2017, 2:00 pm

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.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: February 6, 2017, 5:42 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.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: February 6, 2017, 4:47 pm

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.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: February 3, 2017, 3:55 pm

Liberia churchwomen campaign for girls’ rights

The United Methodist Women have initiated an effort to promote girls’ education and help end female genital mutilation.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: February 2, 2017, 5:17 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.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: February 2, 2017, 3:56 pm

Going digital at Havana seminary

In some respects, those attending Seminario Evangélico Metodista are ahead of many Cubans in terms of using digital technology.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: February 2, 2017, 3:54 pm

Methodist, Wesleyan resources now available worldwide

Methodist e-Academy partnership with GlobeTheoLibrary makes Methodist and Wesleyan resources available to scholars around the world.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: February 1, 2017, 10:38 pm

Agency’s video offers ‘all God’s children’ message

Commission on Religion and Race features young United Methodists and stresses church’s need to embrace diversity.
Author: United Methodist Communications
Posted: February 1, 2017, 4:10 pm
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