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Following tragedy like the shootings in San Bernadino, Calif., United Methodists believe we are called to both pray and act for peace.

A Wesleyan response to mass shootings

As many Americans debate whether to pray or act after the San Bernardino shooting, United Methodists say the Christian call is to do both. Read More

A photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

United Methodist Bishop Jesse R. DeWitt began his career building automobiles before pursuing a call to ordained ministry. He never lost his interest in labor issues.

Bishop DeWitt, workers’ advocate, dies at 96

The late Bishop Jesse R. DeWitt drew on his auto plant days in a long ministry full of social justice work. Read More

Photo by the Rev. Lisa Garvin

John Hill, a staff member of the United Methodist Board of Church and Society, and Daniel Obergfell, a Church and Society board member from Germany, at the U.N. climate change summit in Paris.

Prayer, advocacy are daily tasks at climate summit

United Methodists join other faith groups in Paris to urge world leaders to agree on priorities for stewardship of the earth. Read More

Photo by Fran Walsh, United Methodist Communications

The Rev. Alfred T. Day, top executive of the United Methodist Commission on Archives and History, talks about how the agency helps church members. Day said history can be a source of comfort in changing times.

For churchgoers, treasures from the ‘family album’

United Methodist Archives and History offers a treasure trove that helps genealogists, travelers and anyone interested in the long view of the denomination. Read More

UMNS photo by Juliet Pascua

The United Methodist City Temple mounted a relief operation in Gabaldon. Relief efforts are still underway in the Philippines a month after the devastation caused by Typhoon Lando

Churches working to recover from Typhoon Lando

United Methodists mobilize to help with Typhoon Lando damage. Read More

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People line up for lunch at Santa Anita Park in April 1942. The park, a converted racetrack, was the United States’ largest assembly center for Japanese Americans on their way to internment camps.

Amid hysteria, a call for hospitality

Bishop Roy Sano personally attests to the costs of fear. He was among the U.S. citizens the U.S. government interned during World War II. Read More

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