Ebola at the border (Page 2)

A poster detailing the signs of Ebola is taped to a door at Dabou Methodist Hospital in Dabou, hub of the church's healthcare system in this West African nation.

A poster detailing the signs of Ebola is taped to a door at Dabou Methodist Hospital in Dabou, hub of the church's healthcare system in this West African nation. 

 

Frequent hand washing has become the norm in Côte d'Ivoire as church and public health officials raise warnings about the Ebola virus.

Frequent hand washing has become the norm in Côte d'Ivoire as church and public health officials raise warnings about the Ebola virus.

 

Fishermen walk past their boats in Monogaga.Fishermen walk past their boats in Monogaga.

 

A young girl shares the road with passing goats in the fishing community of Monogaga.

A young girl shares the road with passing goats in the fishing community of Monogaga.

 

Chief André Djirika Djeli (center) and village elders walk through the fishing community of Monogaga.

Chief André Djirika Djeli (center) and village elders walk through the fishing community of Monogaga.

 

Boh Lion, a fisherman and village elder, walks up the steps of the abandoned health clinic in Monogaga. Lion says the clinic has not been used since the doctor left some years ago.

Boh Lion, a fisherman and village elder, walks up the steps of the abandoned health clinic in Monogaga. Lion says the clinic has not been used since the doctor left some years ago. 

 

Boh Lion, a fisherman and village elder, walks through the abandoned health clinic in Monogaga. Lion says the clinic has not been used since the doctor left some years ago. The village chief says he hopes The United Methodist Church will reopen the clinic.

Boh Lion, a fisherman and village elder, walks through the abandoned health clinic in Monogaga. Lion says the clinic has not been used since the doctor left some years ago. The village chief says he hopes The United Methodist Church will reopen the clinic.

 

Henry Jöel Koman, 8, recites his lesson at The United Methodist Church's primary school in Kounouko. The village chief praised the church's success in raising the literacy rate.

Henry Jöel Koman, 8, recites his lesson at The United Methodist Church's primary school in Kounouko. The village chief praised the church's success in raising the literacy rate. 

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Daily Digest - December 12, 2019

Revised Social Principles reflect worldwide church; Summit focuses on water justice; SMU president addresses dispute
Church History
Stained glass window featuring Charles Wesley from Grace United Methodist Church in Atlanta, part of the United Methodist Church Global Mission Center. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: Did Charles Wesley write Christmas hymns?

Wesley, a prolific hymn writer, wrote several hymns for Advent and Christmas, including a yuletide favorite.
Social Concerns
The Rev. Connie Semy Mella, Philippines Conference, works on the Revised Social Principles during a writing session at the United Methodist Building in Washington. The Revised Social Principles has been on an eight-year journey and the writing team included United Methodists from the global membership of the denomination. Photo courtesy of United Methodist Board of Church and Society.

Revised Social Principles reflect worldwide church

The Revised Social Principles has been on an eight-year journey and the writing team included United Methodists from the global membership of the denomination.