"They took me for a traitor. I was beaten, beaten, beaten and beaten. I sustained wounds on my left eye and other parts of my body." — United Methodist Pastor Emmanuel Kekia Nkongho, who was attacked by secessionist fighters in Cameroon.
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Cameroon churches affected by military conflict
YAOUNDE, Cameroon (UM News) — A long-running military conflict in southwestern Cameroon disrupted what should have been a celebration for the United Methodist Cameroon Mission Initiative. However, United Methodists are keeping the flame of faith and brotherly love alive for all those in the affected areas. Isaac Broune reports.
New Charlottesville church draws suspicions
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (UM News) — Mission Charlottesville, planted as a nondenominational church, has stirred up some bad feelings from United Methodist pastors in the area who consider it an attempt to undermine their churches and the denomination. Jim Patterson has the story.
Board of Global Ministries
Responding to Ebola in East Congo
ATLANTA — Within 24 hours of the World Health Organization's announcement of a confirmed case of Ebola in Goma, the network of United Methodist health facilities in the East Congo region, supported by the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, was "well-positioned to mitigate the spread of this killer disease," said Dr. Graciela Salvador-Davila, director of Global Health for the mission agency.
UM News: United Methodists react to Ebola death in Goma
Board of Church and Society
United Methodists deliver messages to Congress
WASHINGTON — United Methodists from 14 states sent letters and drawings to members of the U.S. Congress urging an end to child detention and calling on them to unite immigrant children with their families and prevent other detention centers from opening. Church and Society started the letter-writing campaign.
Tenderloin earnings go to missions
WABASH, Ind. — The Tenderloin Trailer is a more than two-decade institution at the Wabash County Fair. Run by Richvalley United Methodist Church, receipts go to support missions work. Leintz Belony has the story.
Joint Public Issues Team
Christians send letter to Boris Johnson
LONDON — An open letter to Boris Johnson, the new prime minister of the United Kingdom, from the leaders of seven Christian denominations, including the Methodist Church, expresses concern that failing to agree to a deal on Brexit will "hit those held back by poverty very hard indeed." More than 1,600 have signed the letter, including many Methodist ministers.
UM News: Brexit threatens longtime peace in Northern Ireland
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