Bishop Hope Morgan Ward: Responding to the Ebola Crisis

Bishop Hope Morgan Ward describes the unique role of The United Methodist Church in responding to the Ebola crisis that started in June 2014 in West Africa.

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Hope Morgan Ward is the Resident Bishop of the North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church.


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