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James Salley speaks about his vision for Africa University, the United Methodist-related institution in Zimbabwe. Salley was recently named president and chief executive officer of Africa University (Tennessee) Inc. He continues in his role as associate vice chancellor for institutional advancement. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

James Salley on growing tomorrow’s African leaders

On the occasion of being named president and chief executive officer of Africa University (Tennessee) Inc., James Salley looks back on the 30-year history of the United Methodist university in Zimbabwe and shares his hopes for the future.
Theology and Education
The Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, Calif., faces a court order to sell its Claremont campus to The Claremont Colleges, a neighboring consortium. Given the relatively low price the seminary would get under a 1957 legal agreement that the court found is still valid, the United Methodist seminary is considering appealing or seeking arbitration. Photo courtesy of the Claremont School of Theology.

Claremont School of Theology ordered to sell campus

United Methodist seminary’s challenges mount as court enforces a 1957 repurchase agreement with neighboring consortium.
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Access to COVID-19 vaccines continues to be a global challenge. The Wesleyan Covenant Association is raising funds to help General Conference delegates in Africa, Eurasia and the Philippines to get the shots. But United Methodist bishops and other church leaders say the plan appears to serve an agenda and not the community as a whole. Coronavirus image courtesy of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; syringe image by Arek Socha, courtesy of Pixabay; graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

Bishops, others denounce WCA’s vaccine plan

Multiple United Methodist leaders, including some bishops, are raising ethical concerns about the Wesleyan Covenant Association’s plan to help General Conference delegates in Africa, Europe and the Philippines receive COVID-19 vaccines.

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