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|Thursday, October 4, 2012|
"Like a volcano, HIV/AIDS threatens to explode in the Philippines. The church is called to respond to this emerging human emergency with new attitudes and actions focused on education, prevention and compassion." - Manila Area Bishop Daniel C. Arichea Jr.
HIV/AIDS threatening Philippines
MANILA, Philippines (UMNS) - With about 10 new cases reported daily in the Philippines, government and church leaders are awakening to a potential eruption of HIV and AIDS that may limit national development. But United Methodists are joining with other Christians to respond.
Pastors of color talk big-steeple church challenges
ORLANDO, Fla. (UMNS) - The United Methodist Church has about 1,200 churches with more than 1,000 members, but just 20 of them are served by a pastor of color who is a different race or ethnicity than the majority of the members. So a small group of pastors of color who have cross-racial and cross-cultural appointments in large churches recently gathered to grapple with the unique challenges they face.
Quiz: People, pets and the spiritual ties that bind
DURHAM, N.C. (UMNS) - Today marks the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi, known for his ministry with the poor and his love of all God's creatures. Many Catholics and Protestants, including United Methodists, celebrate St. Francis' legacy with pet blessings this time of year. With that in mind, the folks at Duke Divinity School's Faith and Leadership have put together a quiz on pets and the Christians who love them.
Bringing grace to tough conversations
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (UMNS) - Holy or Christian conferencing is a practice John Wesley included, along with prayer, Scripture reading, fasting and The Lord's Supper, as a way of experiencing God's grace. The roots are biblical. And holy conferencing is key in many decisions congregations face, reports Interpreter Magazine.
Bishop Carcaño on list of spiritual leaders
LOS ANGELES (UMNS) - In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, The Huffington Post has put together a slideshow of Hispanic/Latino religious leaders. Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño, who leads the California-Pacific Annual (regional) Conference, is among the religious leaders featured.
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