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Violence
Parishioners gather outside Mango Brown United Methodist Church in the Pa Loko community near Freetown, Sierra Leone, in February 2018. Three members of the church were injured Sunday in a violent attack on their nearby home. File photo by LaDonna Weiler, Faith Church.

Caretaker, family attacked on church property

Three United Methodists were badly injured when a mob attacked them and demanded they vacate a 533-acre plot owned by the Sierra Leone Conference of The United Methodist Church.
Social Concerns
The Rev. Jessica Rooks, pastor at St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch, Co., speaks during a candlelight vigil following the school shooting on May 7. Photo by Ken Fong, St. Luke's United Methodist Church.

United Methodist churches offer aid after shootings

Two United Methodist churches located close to the STEM School Highlands Ranch opened their doors to grieving community.
Mission and Ministry
Bibiche Ohanga, right, learns to sew at the Mama Lynn Center, a United Methodist sanctuary for sexual violence survivors in Kindu, Congo. Ohanga received a scholarship from The United Methodist Church to attend the Higher Institute of Nursing Sciences in Kindu. Photo by Judith Osongo Yanga, UMNS.

Church provides scholarships for rape survivors

Through the Congo Women Arise partnership, East Congo Episcopal Area empowers young women and girls by helping them continue their education.