NEWS AND FEATURES
UMCOR starts efforts for Bahamas relief
ATLANTA (UM News) — Methodists in the Bahamas are among those who will be helping to meet basic needs after Hurricane Dorian decimated Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands. The United Methodist Committee on Relief is partnering with them. Linda Bloom reports.
Native young people speak up at national gathering
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UM News) — Native American young people from the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference raised their voices about Native-themed mascots and other issues important to their communities during the Youth 2019 national gathering. Ginny Underwood reports.
Clergyman featured in film on Flint
FLINT, Mich. — The documentary “Flint: The Poisoning of an American City” will have its world premiere on Sept 12. Among those featured in the film, which is about Flint’s longstanding water system crisis, is the Rev. Greg Timmons. He’s the Flint recovery coordinator for The United Methodist Church’s Michigan Conference.
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German church supports Africa University
REDFIELD, Germany — Berlin-Wittenau United Methodist Church continues a more than 30-year tradition of supporting Africa University in Zimbabwe. The Rev. Uwe Onnen, a German on the Africa University Board of Directors, says Germany was once a very poor country and supports Africa University in tribute to the support it received as it developed into one of the richest countries in the world.
Higher Education and Ministry
Ethics professor emphasizes truth’s power
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — In an era of “fake news” and “alternative facts,” the Rev. D. Stephen Long emphasizes the importance of telling the truth. In “Truth Telling in a Post-Truth World,” he addresses skepticism, moral relativism and Christ’s example. Long is the Cary M. Maguire University Professor of Ethics at Southern Methodist University’s Perkins School of Theology.
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Inviting deaf and hard-of-hearing people to church
WASHINGTON — As Deaf Awareness Week approaches, the Rev. Leo Yates Jr. offers tips for how churches can be more accessible to deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals and their families. The international observance of Deaf Awareness Week will be Sept. 23-29 this year.
United Methodism grows in Madagascar
Little church looms large in black history
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Online class: Serving people in poverty