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- Union with GodToday’s Reflection Genuinely compassionate action for enemies, even those who harm us, grows as we imagine ourselves sharing in Jesus’s experience of offering compassion even as he suffered. We experience what Jesus experiences. The Christian spiritual traditions describe this as becoming the image of Christ or entering into union with God. Although many people have […]
- Begin with GodToday’s Reflection The Christian tradition teaches that the route to compassion begins with God. Resting in Divine Compassion, we turn to offer compassion to ourselves. Once we find healing and wholeness there, the compassionate impulse invites us out into the world as agents of God, bearers of compassion—first for those dear to us and then […]
- Radical LoveToday’s Reflection One new understanding I’ve come to is this: We don’t have to conjure up love; love fills the core of our beings. The radical love at the heart of Christianity flows through every part of our lives. It nourishes our inner lives as we help nourish the world. It allows our outward acts […]
- Rediscovering Native American-Methodist heritageHistoric and contemporary connections will come together during a Sept. 21 land transfer in Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
- What comes after GC2020 petitions deadlineThe denomination’s top lawmaking body will see multiple options for the church’s future. But preparing takes months.
- Church in Liberia gets malaria medicationAn Imagine No Malaria grant also will help United Methodists with the capacity building of health facility staff and better monitoring.
- Number of elders under 35 droppingNew report on United Methodist clergy age trends in U.S. shows three years of decline for elders in this demographic.
- Botswana boarding school sees historic enrollmentThe United Methodist Church’s Maun Senior Secondary School began in 1970 with 70 students and now has 2,400.
- Hospital garden sows healthy care for expectant mothersOld Mutare Mission Hospital now has a garden tended to by expectant mothers. The garden provides nutrition, exercise and an opportunity to learn skills they can use when they return home.
- UMW starts anti-cheating campaign at church schoolsCheating on high school exit exams is a national problem that has plagued Sierra Leone for decades.
- To fight racism, 3 churches reckon with pastDiscrimination at a prominent D.C. church led two African American congregations to break away in the 1800s. Now the three are reconnecting.
- Celebrating women’s movement at historic prayer hillMonument reignites the flames of revival started by Lydia Chimonyo, a United Methodist pastor’s wife, in the 1920s.
- Women theologians: Following in the footstepsUnited Methodist theologians from Africa and Asia gathered to discuss their interpretations of the Bible and find common ground.