Poverty

Social Concerns
Christina Schmidt, a volunteer with the Malawi Conference women’s organization, teaches young women how to make meatballs during training in Blantyre, Malawi. Photo by Francis Nkhoma, UMNS.

Young underprivileged women gain hope in Malawi

Malawi Conference training focuses on education, gender-based violence, dating and courtship, and spirituality.
Social Concerns
A cattle dip tank in the village of Nyamacheni, built with funding from Norwegian United Methodists, is saving cattle in Gokwe, Zimbabwe. A dip tank is a plunge bath designed to immerse livestock in water with pesticides in order to kill ticks. Photo by Everisto Gumbo.

Cattle dip tank revitalizes village

Funded by the Chabadza partnership between The United Methodist Church in Norway and Zimbabwe, the dip tank has brought hope to villagers whose cattle were previously wiped out by tick-borne diseases.
Social Concerns
Silvia Munjoma, vice chairwoman for St. John’s Church and Society committee, helps unload donations for inmates at Mutare Provisional Remand Prison in Zimbabwe. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UMNS.

Church helps with prison food shortage

The United Methodist Church’s St. John’s Circuit in Zimbabwe donates $14,000 worth of food and other supplies as prisons struggle to feed inmates amid country’s economic crisis.
Social Concerns
Bishop Rodolfo A. Juan poses with the Rev. Eller Ordeniza, a United Methodist pastor in the Philippines, after Ordeniza was released from jail. The local pastor was among those arrested and detained for two and a half days after trying to rescue tribal children who were fleeing from a village that has been a target of military operations. Photo courtesy of Bishop Rodolfo A. Juan.

Filipino pastor arrested ‘rescuing’ Lumad children

Eighteen people, including the Rev. Eller Ordeniza, a United Methodist, were detained and charged with kidnapping and human trafficking by local police.

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