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Social Concerns
Some 575 people fill First United Methodist Church in Little Rock, Ark., for a Resist Harm worship service. The service was part of a nationwide effort to show support for LGBTQ Christians and counter the denomination’s Traditional Plan, which went into effect Jan. 1. Photo courtesy of Resist Harm.

Resistance to Traditional Plan accelerates

An organized effort to show solidarity with LGBTQ Christians and oppose church restrictions on LGBTQ inclusion is in full swing across the U.S.
Mission and Ministry
Children at the Nyadire Mission’s Home of Hope orphanage in Mutoko, Zimbabwe, pose with new bikes provided by Dutilh United Methodist Church in Pittsburgh. Photo by Mary Beth Zollars.

Pittsburgh preschoolers help orphans in Zimbabwe

Bicycle donation is just latest good news for kids at Home of Hope, who have spacious new quarters thanks to support from Finnish government and Nyadire Connection.
Mission and Ministry
Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda washes his hands during the Kivu Annual Conference in Goma, Congo. Unda invited conference speakers to observe five minutes of prayer for those affected by the region's Ebola outbreak, which began last August. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolanga, UM News.

Church in Congo walks alongside Ebola survivors

As Ebola death toll tops 1,500, United Methodists continue to raise awareness and support those affected by the outbreak.