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From left, Bishops Mande Muyombo, Daniel Lunge, Kasap Owan and Gabriel Yemba Unda attend the opening church service at a special meeting of the Congo Central Conference Dec. 11 in Kolwezi, Congo. Photo by Pierre T. Omadjela.

Congo Central Conference votes to elect bishops for life

Special gathering of Congo Central Conference changes election of bishops so that first election will mean lifetime service.
Social Concerns
Immigrants who have just been released from a U.S. Border Patrol detention facility wait at the bus station in McAllen, Texas, in this photo from Aug. 1. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Bishops: Don't villainize migrants

In a statement, United Methodist bishops as well as Methodist colleagues in Mexico and El Salvador called on their churches and governments to do more to welcome the caravans of people seeking refuge.
General Church
Bishop John Yambasu (right) is congratulated by Ebun James Dekam (center) and the Rev. Bob Williams after Yambasu was elected president of the Council of Churches in Sierra Leone for a second term during the council’s conference in Kabala, Sierra Leone. Dekam is general secretary of the council and Williams is a United Methodist pastor. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

Bishop re-elected as head of Sierra Leone Council of Churches

Ecumenical group remains committed to advocacy, addressing social ills in the country, Yambasu said.