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- The Gift of SolitudeToday’s Reflection WHEN INTIMACY is rooted in solitude, you can become persons to each other—persons in the sense of [the Latin] personare, which means sounding through. Then intimacy allows us to sound through a truth wider than we can grasp, a peace deeper than we can fathom, a love greater than we can contain. —Henri […]
- A Lasting PeaceToday’s Reflection WE WILL PRAY for peace, recognizing where our own power ends and the power of God begins. We will pray with the confidence of those who are doing what they can but who do not delude themselves about the sufficiency of their own efforts. We will remember the one with whom we are […]
- A Realistic PeaceToday’s Reflection CLEARLY, a Christian understanding of peace means more than placidity on a personal level or polite resignation on a cultural level. Such simple-minded notions may even be what the founder of our faith renounced when he said that he did not come to bring peace but a sword. (See Matthew 10:34.) His own […]
- 4 bishops dispute planned budget cutsBishops in Europe object to slashed support for their offices in the first quarter of 2020. The denomination’s finance agency says the cuts are needed.
- Young United Methodist advocates for abused childrenJunior parliamentarian urges Zimbabwe church to listen to children and advocate for their protection.
- Budgeting for an uncertain futureThe board of the United Methodist finance agency approved 2020 ministry budgets based on a dramatic drop in giving.
- United Methodist churches open doors after school shootingTwo United Methodist churches located near Saugus High School held vigils and opened their doors to the community after Nov. 14 school shooting.
- Gathering dreams of inclusive futureMembers of the Fresh United Methodism Summit worked through hundreds of ideas in effort to dream of a new form of Methodism for Western Jurisdiction.
- Ebola takes toll on United MethodistsFor some survivors, including church members, reintegration into the community has not been easy.
- Help sought to save historic church, cemeteriesThe border wall would cut off two cemeteries and a historic United Methodist church.
- United Methodists decry 'red-tagging' of church councilThe National Council of Churches in the Philippines was labeled as a “front organization of local communist terrorist groups” by the Department of National Defense of the Philippines Government.
- Group of bishops calling for ‘deeper conversations’Eight active and retired United Methodist bishops released a statement calling for the church to be open to new expressions of Methodist witness.
- Struggling Ghana church seeks supportUnited Methodist pastor says the, “extinction of this church would mean the end of United Methodism in Ghana.”