Faith Stories

Local Church
Sen. Richard Lugar (right) and University of Indianapolis president Robert Manuel announce the planned launch of the United Methodist-related school’s Richard G. Lugar Academy. Lugar, a long-time member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Indianapolis, died April 28, 2019. File photo courtesy of the University of Indianapolis.

Faith laid foundation for Lugar's public service

Former U.S. senator from Indiana, who died April 28, was a committed United Methodist.
Local Church
Molly McNamara. Photo courtesy of Stephanie McNamara.

Commentary: 'God can do anything'

Molly McNamara tells how operating a lemonade stand for 10 years impacted her faith.
Human Rights
The late Chinese dissident Lin Zhao wears a “Monkey Cap” in this painting by artist Hu Jie. The Monkey Cap is a punishment designed to make it difficult for the wearer to communicate. Courtesy of Hu Jie.

Chinese martyr inspires 50 years after execution

The life and legacy of Methodist-educated writer and political dissident Lin Zhao is the subject of a new book by a Duke Divinity School professor.
Young People
Mikayla Jaissle (center, wearing pink shirt) stands in line with other students while teacher Nicholas Chidzikwe checks her work at Hartzell Primary School in Mutare, Zimbabwe. The 10-year-old from Lakewood, Ohio, accompanied her mother, the Rev. Laura Jaissle, on the trip and attended class at the United Methodist school for two days. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah.

Young visitor makes impact on Zimbabwe students

Mikayla Jaissle, 10, spent days babysitting, participating in a fourth-grade class and making best friends at Old Mutare Mission.

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