Theology and Education

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The Old Rectory in Epworth, England was built in 1709 following the "Great Fire" and was the home of John and Charles Wesley along with their parents and siblings. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Ask the UMC: Where is John Wesley's birthplace?

John Wesley was born in a small town in northeast England. His family's home still stands there.
Mission and Ministry
In this 2013 file photo, the Rev. Eunice Musa Iliya (right) participates in an International Women's Day vigil, sponsored by United Methodist Women. Photo by Kristina Krug, courtesy of United Methodist Women.

Ask The UMC: What does it mean to ‘resist evil, injustice and oppression’?

A look at the biblical and baptismal history behind the renunciation of evil.
Mission and Ministry
The parking lot of the United Methodist Publishing House in Nashville, Tenn., stands empty at midday on Friday, May 1, 2020. The agency announced it will lay off nearly one-fourth of its staff, partly due to declining sales in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Publishing house laying off about 70 workers

The United Methodist Publishing House predicts a loss of up to 50% in sales partly due to congregations suspending regular activities during the coronavirus.
Theology and Education
Marshall Greene (center) is baptized during the Annual Inlet Baptism in Murrells Inlet off the Belin Memorial United Methodist Church's seawall. Holding him is (left) Austin Bond, director of youth ministries and (right) Walter Cantwell, associate pastor. Photo by Benjamin Coy.

Ask The UMC: How far back does Christian baptism go?

Christian baptism has its earliest beginnings in the church. It was related to the water rites of other religions.

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