Violence

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The United Methodist Women Association Cameroon hosts a workshop in Obala, Cameroon, to address gender-based violence in the country. Photo by Collette Ndobe.

Cameroon UMW confront gender-based violence

More than 50 women, representing diverse experiences and roles, gain knowledge to reduce vulnerability to violence and discrimination in a patriarchal society.
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Close to 200 people gather for a candlelight vigil Jan. 24 at Nuevo Pacto United Methodist Church in Sebring, Fla., in memory of Marisol Lopez. Photo by Juan A. Maldonado for UMNS.

Church lay leader slain in Florida bank shooting

United Methodists are mourning bank shooting victim Marisol Lopez, a prominent member of her Florida congregation.
Social Concerns
The Rev. Kenneth Mtata implores church leaders in Zimbabwe to “see, judge and act” to help combat extremism in the country following clashes over fuel price hikes that left 12 people dead and hundreds injured. Mtata, who leads the Zimbabwe Council of Churches, spoke during a two-day workshop in Harare to help address the crisis. Photo by Taurai Emmanuel Maforo, UMNS.

Church leaders urged to 'see, judge, act' amid unrest

United Methodists join ecumenical meeting to look for ways to build sustainable peace in Zimbabwe.
Social Concerns
People run at a protest as barricades burn during rainfall in Harare, Zimbabwe. United Methodists are calling for prayers for peace amid clashes between protesters and security force following a spike in fuel prices. Photo by Philimon Bulawayo, Reuters. Do not reuse. One time use.

Updated: Zimbabwe faces violence, record fuel prices

United Methodists are calling for prayers for peace after protests, sparked by soaring fuel prices, led to a government crackdown and blocked internet.

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