Mideast Christians feel forgotten

LINDA BLOOM United Methodist News Service The Syrian refugee crisis continues to be an international concern and active threats remain against Christians and other minority religious groups in Syria and Iraq.

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School is out in Liberia

NYAMAH DUNBAR United Methodist News Service Barely five months after schools closed because of Ebola were reopened, the Liberian Ministry of Education announced schools would close July 31 to allow the government to overhaul the education system. However, United Methodist schools plan to stay open and offer enrichment programs.

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New hymnal project endorsed

Nashville, July 30—The United Methodist Publishing House and Discipleship Ministries (the General Board of Discipleship) announce that their respective boards have endorsed legislation to be submitted to the 2016 General Conference of The United Methodist Church that, if approved, would begin the process of developing a new official hymnal and provide for ongoing revision of

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Liberia honors churches for service during ebola outbreak

JULU SWEN United Methodist News Service Prayers and action undertaken by the Liberian Council of Churches during the Ebola outbreak of 2014-2015 have been honored by the Liberian government with the distinction “Commander, Order of the Star of Africa.”

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