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The risk the white church must take to address racism

4 tim 23 min sedan
“The single greatest obstacle for the white church’s response to racism isn’t silence, it’s being lukewarm. It’s being shallow and timid in how we address racism in the church,” writes The Rev. Eric Mayle.

Collection rates plunge as COVID-19 rises

5 tim 29 min sedan
Giving to general church ministries plummeted in April as the denomination focused on slowing the disease and supporting local churches.

From children’s song to church anthem

29 maj, 2020 - 18:34
“We Are the Church” is a song for Pentecost, yet the popular hymn almost didn’t make it into The United Methodist Hymnal.

Preaching can highlight climate crisis

29 maj, 2020 - 18:02
United Methodists spoke about environmental justice at an online gathering devoted to the art of preaching.

COVID-19 fund grants help fill the gaps

28 maj, 2020 - 22:07
From Louisiana to the Philippines, United Methodists are finding ways to assist those affected by the coronavirus pandemic and asking for support from the UMCOR COVID-19 Response Fund.

Churches practice caution before reopening

28 maj, 2020 - 18:22
United Methodist bishops are setting guidelines and recommending times for the churches in their conference to reopen — recommendations that are not necessarily the same as what their state governments are allowing.

Chance meeting leads to understanding about reparations

28 maj, 2020 - 15:00
A chance meeting between two women leads a white woman whose ancestors owned a rice plantation to think concretely about reparations.

Bishop Jones removed from SMU board

27 maj, 2020 - 22:55
The Texas Conference leader was ousted by fellow trustees after he joined the South Central Jurisdictional Conference’s lawsuit against the school.

Filipinos on the margins hurt by COVID-19

27 maj, 2020 - 20:14
United Methodists from the three episcopal areas have come together to provide food and other assistance during the pandemic.

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month during pandemic

27 maj, 2020 - 18:50
Blaming and harassment of Asian Americans recalls the World War II internment of 120,000 Japanese Americans, writes the Rev. John Oda.

New General Conference dates announced

27 maj, 2020 - 00:33
General Conference, postponed by pandemic, is scheduled for late summer 2021, despite requests those dates be changed.

Celebrating Asian/Pacific American heritage

26 maj, 2020 - 18:43
This month offers a chance to counter rising violence and affirm Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders belong in the U.S. and the church.

Churches extend helping hands to homeless

26 maj, 2020 - 18:27
United Methodists keeping in touch with homeless, vulnerable while staying safe during pandemic.

United Methodist ministry aids Navajo Nation

21 maj, 2020 - 19:45
The Four Corners Native American Ministry is among those helping tribal members and front-line workers as COVID-19 cases continue to rise on the reservation.

Share your audio to help preserve United Methodist history

21 maj, 2020 - 19:08
A wealth of church history is contained in audio files in local churches, seminaries and annual conferences. We must act now to save those treasures.

Reclaiming more food to fill pandemic gaps

21 maj, 2020 - 18:49
The Society of St. Andrew, which has always tackled food waste, is trying to help with increased demand during the coronavirus pandemic.

African churches ease pandemic’s hunger blow

20 maj, 2020 - 18:43
United Methodist congregations continue to support church members and communities struggling with hunger amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Advocating for more aid

19 maj, 2020 - 20:04
While the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act included many important provisions to help people affected by COVID-19, more is needed, say advocacy groups. A sidebar to a story about food insecurity during the pandemic, first in a three-part series.

Tackling food insecurity caused by pandemic

19 maj, 2020 - 19:58
Food-related ministries are a mainstay for United Methodists. Now churches are ramping up efforts in response to COVID-19.

COVID-19 shines spotlight on racial health care disparities

19 maj, 2020 - 17:10
Health care disparites make childbirth a dangerous experience for many and COVID-19 is bringing that and other inequities to light.


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