Technology for Social Good

Harnessing the power of technology

Technology alone is never the solution. Technology by itself is confusing, breaks down, wears out, and provides little humanitarian relief.

But when technology is used for good by people who want to improve their own communities through health, education, agriculture, income generation, sharing God’s love, etc., then human and community development occurs. Lives can be made better. Lives can be saved.

 

Stories of technology building better lives

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Evangelism
United Methodist clergy and church members witness the dedication of the Chin’ando prayer shrine in Old Mutare, Zimbabwe. Photo by the Rev. Taurai Emmanuel Maforo, UM News.

Celebrating women’s movement at historic prayer hill

Monument reignites the flames of revival started by Lydia Chimonyo, a United Methodist pastor’s wife, in the 1920s.
Theology and Education
Participants of the African and Asian Women Theologians Conference visited Ehwa Womans University, Seoul, Korea. From left are the Revs. Elaine Goh, Elvira Moises, Memory Chikosi, Ruth Daniel, Beauty Maenzanise, HiRho Park, Maaraidzo Mutambara, Kathy Armistead, Elizabeth Tapia and Yani Yoo. Foreground: Helena Guidione and HyunJu Lee. Photo by the Rev. Thomas Kim, UM News.

Women theologians: Following in the footsteps

United Methodist theologians from Africa and Asia gathered to discuss their interpretations of the Bible and find common ground.
Multicultural Ministry
Graduates cut a cake to celebrate their completion of the Inua Partners in Hope vocational training program in Naivasha, Kenya. The program, a partnership between  Trinity United Methodist Church in Naivasha and First United Methodist Church in Winter Park, Fla., teaches vocational and business skills to orphans and vulnerable young people. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

Education equals hope for Kenyan orphans

Students learn vocational, business skills through Inua Partners in Hope program, an initiative of Kenya and Florida churches.