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Abuja Area 1 United Methodist Church in Abuja, Nigeria, was started 10 years ago and is still under construction. Photo by E Julu Swen, UM News.

Nigerian church faces fine, possible demolition

Abuja 1 United Methodist Church is the church’s major presence in the Nigerian capital, but it continues to struggle financially.
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The Rev. Schubert Ogden, a longtime professor at Perkins School of Theology, died June 6 in Louisville, Colorado, near Boulder and Denver. He was 91. Photo from Wikimedia Commons, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Theologian Ogden pushed himself and his students

Longtime Perkins professor offered challenging ideas about Christian faith and was a taskmaster for students, leaning on them to think deeply and clearly.
Global Health
Kate Rhodes (left) leads students from House of the Carpenter back from a field trip on Wheeling Island in Wheeling, W.Va. Rhodes was serving as youth coordinator for the program's Pre-Work Camp, which teaches basic employment skills to middle school students. House of the Carpenter is a mission project of The United Methodist Church's West Virginia Conference.

Ministries help children affected by addiction

Children in addicted households are in danger of falling into the same cycle without support. One devoted mentor can make a world of difference.
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Sen. Richard Lugar (right) and University of Indianapolis president Robert Manuel announce the planned launch of the United Methodist-related school’s Richard G. Lugar Academy. Lugar, a long-time member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, died April 28, 2019. File photo courtesy of the University of Indianapolis.

Faith laid foundation for Lugar's public service

Former U.S. senator from Indiana, who died April 28, was a committed United Methodist.

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