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United Methodist Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda urges the church to help seek the restoration of peace in Eastern Congo during a “peace caravan” in Tunda, Congo. As part of its 100-year celebration, the church organized a caravan of peace to reflect on the Social Principles and encourage peace in the region. Photo By Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UM News.

United Methodists organize peace caravan in the Congo

Participants laud the church’s acceptance of all people, regardless of tribal affiliation.
Theology and Education
The United Methodist Church’s episcopal residence in Monrovia, Liberia, will be turned over to the United Methodist University’s Graduate School of Professional Studies. Photo by E Julu Swen, UM News.

Episcopal residence decommissioned for educational use in Liberia

The property will be used by the United Methodist University’s Graduate School of Professional Studies.
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2022 United Methodist annual conference reports

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After a mass shooting claimed seven lives and injured dozens of others at a Fourth of July parade, Bishop John Hopkins is urging United Methodists to act. “This mass shooting calls us to mourn, pray, remember innocent lives lost, and strengthen our resolve to find ways to address the growing epidemic of gun violence in the United States,” wrote the interim bishop of the Northern Illinois Conference in a statement. Candle image courtesy of Pixabay; graphic by UM News.
After a mass shooting claimed seven lives and injured dozens of others at a Fourth of July parade, Bishop John Hopkins is urging United Methodists to act. Candle image courtesy of Pixabay; graphic by UM News.

Bishop responds to Independence Day shooting

After a mass shooting claimed seven lives and injured dozens of others at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Ill., Bishop John Hopkins is urging United Methodists to act. “This mass shooting calls us to mourn, pray ... and strengthen our resolve to find ways to address the growing epidemic of gun violence."
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