Women’s Association in Mozambique celebrates 50 years

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Mission and Ministry
Rachel Barwe issues textbooks to students in the library at Hartzell High School, a United Methodist school at Old Mutare Mission in Mutare, Zimbabwe. A 2019 fire burned many of the school’s textbooks, creating challenges for students and staff. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Church schools library restocked after fire

Alumni of United Methodist Hartzell High School in Zimbabwe have been raising money to replace some of the 40,000 books lost in a 2019 fire.
Social Concerns
Protesters at the Ahmadu Bello Way in Jos, Nigeria, hold candles and chant liberation songs on Oct. 20. At least 56 people have died since the protests against police brutality began on Oct. 8, according to Amnesty International. Photo by the Rev. Christopher Thomas

Bishop calls for dialogue on police reform in Nigeria

As protests turn deadly, Nigeria Area Bishop John Wesley Yohanna urges the government to address demonstrations peacefully. Several United Methodist pastors say they witnessed the violence.
Evangelism
Bishop Benjamin Boni and Lydie Flore Magba, Central African Republic ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire, initial the framework agreement for technical and economic cooperation in education between The United Methodist Church in Côte d’Ivoire and the Central African Republic. The agreement aims to revitalize the Central African education system, which has been disorganized by years of successive socio-political and economic crises. Photo by Isaac Broune, UM News.

Côte d’Ivoire church to help build schools in central Africa

The initiative aims to replicate the United Methodist schools model of Côte d’Ivoire by building 12 school complexes in 12 cities in the Central African Republic.