Ecumenism

Evangelism
A global prayer campaign for peace on the Korean Peninsula will occur from March 1 to Aug. 15, 2020, inviting hundreds of thousands of people worldwide to say: “We Pray, Peace Now, End the War!” The campaign began Feb. 6 with a live-streamed event hosted by the World Council of Churches in Geneva, with corresponding events the same day in Washington and Seoul. Photo by Ivars Kupcis, World Council of Churches.

Churches call for peace on the Korean Peninsula

The year 2020 marks the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. The United and Korean Methodist churches will join Christians throughout the world to call for peace and reconciliation.
Evangelism
The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is Jan. 18-25. This year’s theme, selected by representatives from Christian churches in Malta, is “They Showed Us Unusual Kindness.” Poster image courtesy of Graymoor Ecumenical & Interreligious Institute.

Christians should practice ‘unusual kindness’

The annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity challenges Christians worldwide to offer kindness and hospitality to others.
Evangelism
Josiane Bahi, 33, holds her 1-year-old granddaughter, Grâce Debra, at Ampain Ivorian Refugee Camp in Ampain, Ghana, where Bahi, a United Methodist, has resided since 2012. Her granddaughter was among more than 540 children who received a gift on Christmas Day from The United Methodist Church in Côte d'Ivoire. Photo by Isaac Broune, UM News.

Children at refugee camp get Christmas surprise

A delegation from The United Methodist Church in Côte d'Ivoire delivered more than 540 toys to a refugee camp in Ghana on Christmas Day.
Local Church
The Rev. Eugene Peterson lectures at University Presbyterian Church in Seattle. The scholar and pastor’s influence extends far beyond his home denomination. 2009 file photo by Clappstar, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Eugene Peterson, Bible popularizer, dies

United Methodists remember the scholar and pastor whose paraphrase The Message, helped millions look at the Bible anew.

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