2016 World Methodist Peace Award Nominations

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Nominations for the 2016 World Methodist Peace Award are now being accepted. Presented annually to an individual or group who has worked for peace, justice and reconciliation in their lives and in their ministries, the World Methodist Peace Award is a 30 year tradition of the World Methodist Council. The criteria for the Award are (1) Courage; (2) Creativity; and (3) Consistency in their work and witness to peace. Dr. Jo Anne Lyon received the 2015 World Methodist Peace Award for her work with World Hope, a global Christian relief and development agency which she founded in 1996. The immediate past General Secretary for The Wesleyan Church,

2017 Bilateral Dialogue Between The Baptist World Alliance and the World Methodist Council Concludes in Jamaica

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Members of the Baptist World Alliance and the World Methodist Council met February 1 to 8 at Runaway Bay Jamaica. The meeting was the fourth round of conversations of the international dialogue between Baptists and Methodists. The overall theme of the dialogue is faith working through love. The theme of the conversations this time centered on “Grace and faith : sung and preached, lived and shared”.  Participants discussed a range of papers on the works of piety and mercy, in worship and preaching, including hymnody, and in the outworking of faith in practice among Methodists and Baptists in Africa, Asia,

A Joyous and Peaceful Christmas

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The World Methodist Council Wishes You a Joyous and Peaceful Christmas At this time of year and always, we wish you God’s Peace as we welcome the Prince of Peace. May God’s blessings surround you and your loved ones at Christmas. Merry Christmas – Feliz Navidad – Joyeux Noël – Feliz Natal Fröhliche Weihnachten – 메리 크리스마스 – God Jul 圣诞节快乐 – Buon Natale The World Methodist Council Staff

Dr. Joseph Rice Hale Dies at 81

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  The World Methodist Council is grieved to announce that Dr. Joseph Rice Hale, who was the General Secretary of the World Methodist Council for 25 years, died today, 14 November, 2016. The funeral service will be held on Thursday, 17 November, at 2:00 pm at First United Methodist Church of Waynesville, North Carolina. Current World Methodist Council General Secretary, Rev. Ivan Abrahams, will bring the eulogy, and Rev. Sandy Giles will officiate at the service. Dr. Hale leaves behind his wife, Mary Hale, resident of Silver Bluff Village in Canton, N.C., and his son, Jeffrey Hale, a resident of