Q&A: What delay means for General Conference
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (UM News) — Because of COVID-19, General Conference organizers are grappling with an unprecedented postponement of the lawmaking assembly. The commission that plans the big meeting answered questions from Heather Hahn about some of the ramifications of the delay.
New drilling machine boosts clean water efforts
JALINGO, Nigeria (UM News) — The United Methodist Church in Nigeria now owns a borehole-drilling rig, which will provide clean water for more people in rural villages. A generous gift from an Iowa United Methodist enabled the purchase. The Rev. Ande I. Emmanuel and Micah Terah report.
North Texas Conference
Church finds new way to ‘say their names’
DALLAS — Northaven United Methodist Church is shining a light on how Black lives matter. When people drive by after dark, they see messages projected on the church that include “Jesus Weeps” and “Say Their Names” interspersed among the names of nearly 50 people who died in police custody or in racially motivated killings. Matt Jacob has the story.
World Council of Churches
After 70 years, a call to formally end Korean War
GENEVA — Churches throughout the world, including The United Methodist Church, are calling for a peace treaty to formally end the Korean War that started 70 years ago, as well as the normalization of relations between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the United States.
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Wespath Benefits and Investments
Kemper to become Wespath consultant
GLENVIEW, Ill. — Wespath announced that Thomas Kemper plans to be a part-time consultant with the pension agency. He will support Wespath’s relationships in central conferences — church regions in Africa, Europe and the Philippines. Kemper is retiring at the end of August as top executive of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries.
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An item in the June 22 Daily Digest incorrectly identified Vanco as a current ministry partner of the General Council on Finance and Administration. UM News regrets the error.
‘Service of Lament’ challenges church on racism
AU, Yale students aim to fill health care gaps
Sunday, June 28
Southern Methodist University 'Breath of Life' day of prayer