Women in Mission: a Protestant Tradition

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Local Church
United Methodist Women regional missionaries Elmira Sellu (third from left) and Finda Quiwa (fourth from left) hold a lock box that is part of a new loan program for women during a four-day training in Freetown, Sierra Leone. The microfinance project, funded by United Methodist Women, is one of two empowerment programs the Regional Missionary initiative launched in September. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UM News.

Empowering women through entrepreneurship

United Methodist Women in Sierra Leone roll out unusual microfinance program and entrepreneurship training for women.
Global Health
United Methodist Bishop Mande Muyombo, left, Dr. Graciela Salvador Davila, director of Global Health for the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, and Haut-Lomami Governor Marcel Lenge Masangu Mpoyo celebrate renovations and upgrades at United Methodist Lupandilo Hospital and Shungu Clinic in Kamina, Congo. Photo by Betty Kazadi Musau, UM News.

Maternal care improves at church hospitals in Congo

Rehabilitated hospital, health clinic in North Katanga Conference receive ultrasound machines, incubators, new beds and wheelchairs.
Social Concerns
United Methodist deaconess Bulelwa Ndedwa leads a march against gender-based violence in Durban, South Africa, on Sept. 14.  The march began with prayer at a United Methodist church and ended in downtown Bizana in the Makukhanye District, Eastern Cape. Photo by Nandipha Mkwalo, UM News.

Church shines spotlight on violence against women

South African United Methodists march for change, urge church to take action to protect female members and all women.