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Evangelism
The Rev. Patrik Hipp and his wife, Zuzana Hipp (kneeling, second and third from left), pose with a small group of worshippers of the United Methodist mission congregation in Dolný Kubín, Slovakia. Photo courtesy of Rev. Patrik Hipp.

United Methodists building church in Dolný Kubín

Clergy couple answers a call to start a congregation in a town two hours away with no United Methodist church.
Social Concerns
The Rev. James T. Laney, recipient of the 2019 World Methodist Peace Award, speaks during the Roundtable for Peace on the Korean Peninsula in Atlanta in this 2018 file photo.  Laney is former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea and former dean of the Candler School of Theology. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Peace as a lifelong vocation

The two most recent recipients of the World Methodist Peace Award have very different backgrounds but share a commitment to peacemaking.
Evangelism
Laurence Fishburne stars as Warden Daniel Calvin in the film “Imprisoned,” about a clash between the warden and an ex-con who is tied to a tragedy in Calvin’s past. Photo courtesy of Equitas Entertainment Partners.

Edgier movies for mainstream Christians

The Rev. Kenny Dickson wants to promote films with biblical themes to moderate and progressive Christians, even if those films are too violent or sexual for evangelicals.