Gary Henderson writes, “We heard the cries of those most affected by this disease and responded with Imagine No Malaria.”
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By Jessica Connor Imagine for a moment that you are a mother of two working 10 hours a day as a minimum-wage secretary. You are the breadwinner of your house because no one will hire your ex-felon husband – and you just got fired for being late to work. It wasn’t your fault, but the …
As adults discuss and make policy for The United Methodist Church at the quadrennial General Conference, Cathy Capo Stone, executive director at Cornerstone Family Ministries in Tampa, Fla., site of this year’s General Conference, reminds us to not forget the impact of church work on the inner-city children whom she …
By the end of the Ministry with the Poor Roundtable in Dallas last month, friendships had formed and ideas had been exchanged. A tone that began on a blue note had shifted to what might be called defiant optimism.
For United Methodists participating in the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly, the election of Bishop Mary Ann Swenson as the first female bishop in a top leadership position was a highlight of the gathering.The assembly in Busan, South Korea, which wrapped up Nov. 8, focused on issues of unity, justice and peace, highlighted by attention to the desire for reunification of the Korean Peninsula.
As the World Council of Churches 10th Assembly drew to a close Nov. 8, the new 150-member Central Committee was commissioned. Bishop Mary Ann Swenson, ecumenical officer for the United Methodist Council of Bishops, was elected vice moderator along with Metropolitan Gennadios of Sassima, Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople (Eastern Orthodox.)
By Linda Bloom* If Congress drastically cuts the federal food stamp program, religious institutions will not be able to fill the gap for hungry families. That was the message delivered by religious leaders from southeastern states who participated in an Oct. 30 media briefing. The leaders expressed their concerns the same day as the first …
United Methodists comprise 20 percent of all volunteers and congregations among the 182 Family Promise affiliates, known as Interfaith Hospitality Networks, in 41 states and the District of Columbia.
United Methodists will be speaking, teaching and more as they join in the 50th anniversary celebration of the Aug. 28, 1963, March on Washington.Two major anniversary rallies are planned in Washington, one for Saturday, Aug. 24, and the other for Wednesday, Aug. 28, with President Obama to speak at the latter from the Lincoln Memorial — site of King’s famed address.