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African schools adapt to health requirements

Methodist News - Fri, 08/21/2020 - 08:30
Others roll out e-learning programs as churches offer support to children, parents and teachers amid COVID-19 disruptions.

Churches embrace outdoor worship during pandemic

Methodist News - Thu, 08/20/2020 - 08:37
During the coronavirus pandemic, churches have had to weigh whether to continue only worshipping online or to reopen buildings in limited capacities. Others have begun to move outside.

Panelists urge action on race issues

Methodist News - Wed, 08/19/2020 - 14:56
Four veteran United Methodist activists compared Black Lives Matter to the 1960s civil rights movement and urged more action against racism during a virtual discussion.

Methodists crucial in fight for women’s vote

Methodist News - Tue, 08/18/2020 - 13:57
The U.S. is celebrating the centennial of 19th Amendment’s ratification, securing women’s suffrage. Methodists were part of the struggle.

Bishop John Yambasu of Sierra Leone dies at 63

Methodist News - Mon, 08/17/2020 - 12:13
Bishop John K. Yambasu, who died in a car accident Aug. 16, is being remembered for his courage, leadership and love of The United Methodist Church.

Churches step up to help salvage school year

Methodist News - Mon, 08/17/2020 - 08:24
United Methodist congregations use creativity and faith to help students, parents and teachers when there are no clear solutions to the dangers of COVID-19.

2020 South Georgia Annual Conference

Methodist News - Sat, 08/15/2020 - 12:08
Aug. 15, virtual.

2020 Indiana Annual Conference

Methodist News - Sat, 08/15/2020 - 10:46
Aug. 15, virtual.

2020 Northwest Texas Annual Conference

Methodist News - Sat, 08/15/2020 - 10:19
August 15, Lubbock, Texas.

2020 Illinois Great Rivers Annual Conference

Methodist News - Sat, 08/15/2020 - 09:54
Aug. 15, online.

Motorbikes keep pastors moving during COVID-19

Methodist News - Fri, 08/14/2020 - 09:00
Donations help rural pastors in Zimbabwe stay safe as they conduct vital ministries during the coronavirus pandemic.

Slavery and the founders of Methodism

Methodist News - Thu, 08/13/2020 - 11:35
The founder of Methodism was a staunch abolitionist and the early church was antislavery, but that dedication later faded.

Coronavirus exacerbates economic, racial disparities

Methodist News - Thu, 08/13/2020 - 09:24
The ongoing economic effects from the coronavirus are disastrous for people who were already struggling, particularly racial and ethnic communities. Churches are trying to fill the need, even while many struggle themselves.

AU health care grads on COVID-19 front lines

Methodist News - Wed, 08/12/2020 - 09:30
Despite physical and psychological risks, three Africa University graduates remain committed to saving lives.

Women clergy extend hand to patients, prisoners

Methodist News - Tue, 08/11/2020 - 10:05
Amid COVID-19 pandemic, female pastors in Nigeria bring gifts, messages of hope to two clinics and a prison in Karim Lamido.

Seeing removal of statues as ‘doing no harm’

Methodist News - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 12:23
United Methodists in Virginia and North Carolina are among those calling for Confederate monuments to be moved away from public spaces.

Daniel Rodríguez left legacy of servant leadership

Methodist News - Mon, 08/10/2020 - 11:39
In a 50-year ministry career, the Rev. Daniel Z. Rodríguez advocated for justice and helped ensure that The United Methodist Church served Hispanic/Latino and ethnic communities.

Deaf ministries navigate COVID-19 challenges

Methodist News - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 09:30
Pandemic has meant more online services in American Sign Language, but masks and isolation are a challenge for Deaf and hard of hearing.

Africans rely on survival skills to fight COVID-19

Methodist News - Fri, 08/07/2020 - 09:11
Many rural communities in Zimbabwe are using age-old practices to stay healthy and stop the spread of the coronavirus.

Africa University shifts fall semester online

Methodist News - Thu, 08/06/2020 - 09:39
Despite the move to distance learning, the United Methodist university celebrated a new student union, dormitory and expanded dining hall, funded by a gift from Dallas’ Highland Park United Methodist Church.
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