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General Church
After a Feb. 26, 2019, vote to strengthen church policies about homosexuality, delegate Ian Urriola from New York speaks to other delegates who, in protest, formed a large circle in the center of the plenary floor. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS.

Church continues grappling with GC2019 vote

The decision of the 2019 General Conference is being met with both resistance and reinforcement.
Disaster Relief
Isabel João (right) and Maria Lidia António salvage what they can of their corn crop, which was killed before it matured when their field was flooded by Cyclone Idai in Buzi, Mozambique. “Hunger is the number one problem now,” Joao said. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

After the cyclone, faith abides

The United Methodist Church helps people pick up the pieces of their lives after Cyclone Idai killed hundreds and displaced thousands.
General Church
Delegates consider legislation during the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Court voids 2016 rule for bishops outside U.S.

Among decisions by United Methodist Judicial Council during a February session is voiding an action by General Conference 2016.
Central Conferences
Zimbabwe Area Bishop Eben K. Nhiwatiwa, episcopal leader for the Zimbabwe East and Zimbabwe West conferences, joins hands with other Christians and political leaders at a national prayer breakfast and dialogue Feb. 7 in Harare, Zimbabwe. Photo by Tarui Emmanuel Maforo, UMNS.

Amid political unrest, Zimbabwe churches lead dialogue

United Methodist Bishop Eben K. Nhiwatiwa calls for consensus building in the highly polarized nation.

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