Prayers for the Victims and Families of Palm Sunday Bombings

News & Events, Social & International Affairs

The World Methodist Council (WMC) condemns the horrific Palm Sunday attacks on worshipers at two Egyptian Coptic Churches. The Christian community mourns today for those killed or injured following the bombings at St. George Church in Tanta and St. Mark’s Cathedral in Alexandria (which took place minutes after the patriarch of the Egyptian Coptic Church, Pope Tawados II conducted a service). The attacks left  49 dead and at least 100 injured. The General Secretary of the WMC, Bishop Ivan Abrahams said; “these attacks at the beginning of Holy Week are cowardly deeds.” He appealed to President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi to ensure the protection of all Egyptians, especially

Winston Worrell To Be Honored for 25 Years of WMEI Leadership

Evangelism, News & Events

The World Methodist Council celebrates with Rev. Dr. Winston Worrell on his retirement following 25 years of leadership to the World Methodist Evangelism Institute. Dr. Winston Worrell retired last June (2016), but will be honored on 1 May 2017 at the World Methodist Evangelism Institute Founders Dinner in Dunwoody, Ga. USA. The Institute will also celebrate 35 years of ministry. WMC General Secretary Ivan Abrahams stated, “We wish Dr. Worrell only the best in his retirement and give thanks for his many years of dedicated leadership, helping the World Methodist Evangelism Institute grow and flourish.” The WMC President and officers also

World Methodist Peace Award Nominations

News & Events, Press Releases

Nominations for the 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, Dr.