Social Concerns

The Rev. Deidra Wright shows off some of the bounty of the community garden at Columbia Drive United Methodist Church, which she founded. Photo courtesy of Columbia Drive United Methodist Church.

Creation care gets traction as priority

United Methodist efforts to be environmentally friendly are on the rise. EarthKeepers training through Global Ministries is a popular way to get started.
Social Concerns
The congregation of First United Methodist Church Moheto in southwestern Kenya votes to become reconciling. With the Sept. 1 vote, the congregation announced its intentions to support the equality of LGBTQ people in church life. Photo courtesy of First United Methodist Church Moheto.

First church in Africa becomes reconciling

A United Methodist congregation in southwestern Kenya voted to work toward full equality of LGBTQ people in the life of the church.
Social Concerns
Portia Kasuso, 11, tries her new hand-pedalled wheelchair during a United Methodist revival service in Murewa, Zimbabwe. The gift of the wheelchair was facilitated by the church’s Zimbabwe West Conference. Photo by the Rev. Taurai Emmanuel Maforo, UM News.

Wheelchair opens new doors for girl in rural Zimbabwe

Moved by 11-year-old’s spirit, Bishop Nhiwatiwa, local pastors make plea to help her obtain an education.
Racism
Native American youth from the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference participated in a panel discussion at Youth 2019 in Kansas City, Mo., about issues facing Native communities. From left are: Alyssa Underwood, Elonna LaFromboise and Jariah Eyachabbe. Photo by Ginny Underwood.

Native young people speak up at national gathering

Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference youth raise their voices about Native-themed mascots and other issues important to their communities.

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