Religious leaders are invited to this unique event, which will explore faith and cancer from the perspectives of researchers, medical practitioners and religious figures, as well as individuals living with cancer and their families.
Immediately after Katrina encroached upon our lives, the United Methodist Committee on Relief was in Louisiana, helping us respond to the basic needs of the people. UMCOR workers have never left our side.
There’s no disputing that most Americans “believe” in God. Studies by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life consistently reveal over two-thirds of Americans are “absolutely certain” there is a God.
The outpouring of donations following the Jan. 12 earthquake that rocked Haiti is not being repeated for the people of Pakistan fighting for survival in the wake of massive floods. The United Nations blames donor fatigue and the fact the magnitude of the humanitarian crisis is unfolding slowly.
Today the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) joined more than 100 religious leaders who have signed a letter distributed to members of the House of Representatives and Senate urging respect for religious hiring rights.
Medical professionals volunteer at Luke’s House, a free community health clinic held every Tuesday night in Mount Zion United Methodist Church. In 2007, Rayne United Methodist Church and Mount Zion started the clinic as residents slowly began to return to New Orleans after Katrina hit the city Aug. 29, 2005.
Ministry is about people, relationships, ideas and communication, not data
Some of the best leaders I’ve ever worked with were the best because they kept it simple.
Women dealing with sexual misconduct started to contact the United Methodist Commission on the Status and Role of Women in Chicago. Rather than trying to provide a one-size-fits-all answer to questions about sexual ethics, the commission went to work — studying trends, developing training modules and providing information for the church.
A federal court’s rejection of California’s same-sex marriage ban is receiving condemnation and praise from United Methodists. One thing both sides agree on: The ruling only adds to the longtime debate on how the church ministers to gays and lesbians.