United Methodist News Service

Filipino deaconess: ‘Resistance is a gift’

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 11:20
Norma Dollaga fights extrajudicial killings and raises money for school for indigenous people in the Philippines.

Clergy stand up to Charlottesville KKK rally

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 09:26
The Charlottesville Clergy Collective, including United Methodists, helps to organize counter-rally to Virginia event.

Making discipleship a ‘contact sport’

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 15:13
United Methodist Men at their 12th national gathering heard frequents calls to get off the bench as Christ followers. They also put that call into action.

Reformation exhibition includes United Methodists

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 10:32
The United Methodist Church of Germany has organized a booth from July 11-17 at the World Reformation Exhibition in Wittenberg, Germany.

Ham radio classes help prepare for disaster in the Philippines

Mon, 07/10/2017 - 07:46
Workshop focuses on utilizing offline communication tools to strengthen emergency response during times of crisis in the country.

Judicial Council rejects reconsideration of gay bishop ruling

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 14:08
The Western Jurisdiction College of Bishops filed the motion June 12. The next meeting of the Judicial Council is Oct. 24-27.

Gay clergywoman’s case heads to top court

Fri, 07/07/2017 - 09:37
The Rev. Anna Blaedel, a campus minister, told the Iowa Annual Conference last year that she is “a self-avowed practicing homosexual.”

Claremont, Willamette explore partnership

Thu, 07/06/2017 - 10:59
Claremont, one of 13 United Methodist theological schools, could move to the campus of Willamette, one of 119 United Methodist-related schools in the U.S.

Church in Nigeria leads in rural health care

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 16:12
Church health care programs reach rural areas that get no government health services.

Hardin led 3 United Methodist-related colleges

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 12:42
Bishop’s son was president of Wofford, Southern Methodist University and Drew, and helped bring denomination’s archives to the latter.

Responding to global climate issues

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 10:47
United Methodists in Africa and elsewhere point to Paris climate accord as they begin to address the destructive changes in their own countries.

Commentary: Desert Encroachment in Nigeria

Wed, 07/05/2017 - 10:32
United Methodists in Nigeria are suffering as more land is lost each year to desertification.

Second Nigerian episcopal area crucial

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 12:08
Nigerian bishop says country needs additional bishop, likely to get one after 2020.

Teen leads revival for racial reconciliation

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 10:01
Ethan Oltremari, a Mississippi United Methodist, started Revival on the River not only to bring people to Christ but also to help them worship as Christ calls — as one.

Still in ‘Deep Denial’ on race

Mon, 06/26/2017 - 16:25
United Methodist white pastor with new book on white supremacy saw church as ‘a beacon of hope’ while growing up in segregation-era South.

Florida Southern: A Frank Lloyd Wright treasure-trove

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 15:26
Florida Southern College, with the most Frank Lloyd Wright-designed buildings of any single site, was named a United Methodist Historic Site this year.

Petitions: ‘Incompatible’ is unconstitutional

Fri, 06/23/2017 - 10:42
Denmark and California-Pacific take on language at core of homosexuality debate.

Latin American Methodist leader remembered

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 15:06
The Rev. Oscar Bolioli, a Methodist and ecumenical leader, died June 18 in his native Uruguay.

How to reclaim the church-planting tradition

Wed, 06/21/2017 - 15:02
Methodists once planted at least a church a day. Today’s United Methodists are recovering their heritage — with a modern twist.