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David Bukar leads a class at the Beverly Nolte Communication Center in Gwaten-Bambur, Nigeria. The Central Nigeria Conference center provides computer training and other services to people of all faith backgrounds. Photo by Richard Fidelis for UMNS.

Computer center connects communities in central Nigeria

In an area where electrical power is often limited and unreliable, a United Methodist computer center continues to fill a vital niche by keeping people connected while also connecting people from different faith communities.
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A young child stands outside the new Okasa Medical Center located in a village outside Kibombo, Congo. The center was built with support from the denomination’s Imagine No Malaria program. Photo by Chadrack Tambwe Londe, UMNS

Church helps remote villagers fight malaria

Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda says United Methodists are committed to providing well-equipped medical buildings for rural people in eastern Congo.
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United Methodists help pick up trash at a bus depot in Mutare, Zimbabwe. The clean-up efforts followed eco-congregation training sponsored by The United Methodist Church in Zimbabwe as part of an ecumenical program designed to help churches link environmental issues and Christian faith. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UMNS.

Zimbabwe churches launch eco-congregation initiative

Episcopal area joins forces with municipality in a citywide cleanup campaign. One goal is to reduce the spread of contagious diseases such as dysentery, cholera and diarrhea.
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The Rev. Matthew Richard Schlimm, author of "70 Hebrew Words Every Christian Should Know," uses a light board to write two Hebrew words. At top is the word that transliterates to "shalom," meaning "peace" or "well-being." The bottom word is "khesed," meaning "love" or "loyalty." Schlimm is a United Methodist elder and professor of Old Testament at the University of Dubuque Theological Seminary. Photo by Nick Story, the University of Dubuque.

Advice to Christians: Learn a little Hebrew

United Methodist scholar makes case for knowledge of Hebrew in new book “70 Hebrew Words Every Christian Should Know.”

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