Faith Stories

Violence
Christina Ray Stanton. Photo courtesy of the author.

9/11 attacks sparked life change for eyewitness

Innocence was lost, but writer translated the trauma of the moment into new goals and dreams of helping others.
Faith Stories
Bishop John William Russell died Sept. 2, at age 96. A World War II veteran, Russell served various local churches and as a district superintendent before his election as bishop in 1980. In 1988, he became the first episcopal leader of the newly formed Central Texas Conference. Photo and graphic courtesy of UM News.

Bishop Russell dies at age 96

Bishop John William Russell served various local churches and as a district superintendent before his election as bishop in 1980. In 1988, he became the first episcopal leader of the newly formed Central Texas Conference. Russell died Sept. 2.
Human Rights
Teacher Thembakazi Bojana works with students at the Nomaxabiso Centre for Children in the Philippi East neighborhood of Cape Town, South Africa. The center, which receives support from The United Methodist Church, serves children with special educational needs. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

‘Mother of the disabled’ provides safe place for kids

Special-needs childcare center operates in a crime-ridden neighborhood in Cape Town, South Africa. A United Methodist pastor offers support for the school, which holds a special place in her heart.
Faith Stories
The Rev. Mel West. Photo courtesy of the author.

My almost-100 years as a Methodist

The Rev. Mel West, 98, reflects on his life and the church that helped shape it.

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