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Former United Methodist Bishop James E. Dorff is welcomed in Kamina, Congo, as part of a delegation that traveled from the U.S. in observance of World Malaria Day in 2010. Dorff died June 7. He was 73. File photo by Lynne Dobson.
Former United Methodist Bishop James E. Dorff is welcomed in Kamina, Congo, as part of a delegation that traveled from the U.S. in observance of World Malaria Day in 2010. Dorff died June 7. He was 73. File photo by Lynne Dobson.

Former bishop known for 'reconciling spirit'

United Methodists remember James E. Dorff for his role in the formation of what is now the Rio Texas Conference, his leadership in a variety of ministries and ability to bring people together. He died June 7.

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We Are One Family: Personal Encournters with Racism is a series of commentaries of personal experience with racism and the intersection of faith and justice. Hands image by truthseeker08 courtesy of Pixabay; graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

We Are God's Family: Personal Encounters with Racism

Racism underlies many significant issues, such as hunger, discrimination and disparities in education and income. As people around the world struggle with racism, personal stories are helping change hearts and minds.
Evangelism
DeAmon Harges delivers a Ted Talk in 2017. Harges, a member of Broadway United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, is one of five winners of the inaugural Tom Locke Innovative Leader Award from the Wesleyan Investive. He is a community organizer who has consulted in South Africa, Canada and Central America. Photo by WildStyle DaProducer.

Looking to neighbors to fix neighborhoods

An organizer who believes residents are the most important key to improving in-danger neighborhoods has won a Tom Locke Innovative Leader Award. DeAmon Harges works to improve northwest Indianapolis and consults all over the world.
Social Concerns
The Rev. Estelito Binuya Jr., chaplain at Harris Memorial College in Taytay, Philippines, prays for the offerings for the day at the Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao students’ community food pantry. More than 500 needy families benefited from the three-day ministry at Harris Memorial College. Photo courtesy of Harris Memorial College.

Filipinos join massive pantry movement

In times of scarcity and crisis, United Methodists and their neighbors find ways to share with the community.

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