Explains how The United Methodist Church was caught in its own reformation, forced to deal with civil rights, antiwar sentiment, feminism and increasing poverty. Reforms were far-reaching and a counterforce was mobilized within the church. The fall of Communism in Eastern Europe presented an opening that led in initiatives in Russia, the Baltic States and other European countries. Other initiatives were taken in Cambodia, Vietnam, Africa and Central America. U.S. program priorities focused upon strengthening the ministries with racial/ethnic minorities, social problems like substance abuse and healing ministries including HIV/AIDS ministries. Deals with how the church can truly be global, with Christians in the West working as partners with their colleagues in the rest of the world.