Social Concerns
Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan pick through debris piled up by the storm in Tacloban, Philippines, in 2013 while looking for their lost possessions. Young Methodists from around the globe are working together to fight global warming and have focused on equipping vulnerable communities on the front lines of climate change with the resources they need to adapt to the changing world. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Young Methodists raising climate change awareness

Young Methodists have taken it upon themselves to educate as many people as possible about the danger of climate change and ways to combat it. The effort is called Climate Justice for All, or CJ4A.
   Beekeeper Jay Williams holds a honeybee queen from one of the hives at Williams Honey Farm in Franklin, Tenn. A worker bee from her hive came out to check on her because she smelled the queen’s pheromone. Williams, a member of Frist United Methodist Church in Franklin, says “When you’re working with these little insects and they are doing all these things, you see all this wonderment. It’s like a tap on the shoulder that, hey, there’s more than you think and celebrate it and tell as many people about it as you can.” Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

How sweet it is: United Methodists and bees

United Methodist apiarists say delving into the complex world of bees has deepened their faith. Find out what a colony of insects can teach us about community and our connection to the divine.
General Agencies
Spring flowers bloom in a farm field near Ashland City, Tenn., in 2020. Agencies of The United Methodist Church are committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, a goal announced on Earth Day. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Agencies set greenhouse gas emissions goal

Most United Methodist general agencies are committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, a goal announced on Earth Day.
Global Health
Women carry water as the sun rises at Njenjete village near Madisi, Malawi. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

‘Water is Life’ chronicles global struggle for clean water

More than 750 million people around the world lack reliable water access. Three years in the making, photographer Mike DuBose and reporter Kathy L. Gilbert document the church's efforts to provide clean water to rural Africa in a special photo feature.

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