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General Church
Delegates consider legislation during the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Court voids 2016 rule for bishops outside U.S.

Among decisions by United Methodist Judicial Council during a February session is voiding an action by General Conference 2016.
Central Conferences
Zimbabwe Area Bishop Eben K. Nhiwatiwa, episcopal leader for the Zimbabwe East and Zimbabwe West conferences, joins hands with other Christians and political leaders at a national prayer breakfast and dialogue Feb. 7 in Harare, Zimbabwe. Photo by Tarui Emmanuel Maforo, UMNS.

Amid political unrest, Zimbabwe churches lead dialogue

United Methodist Bishop Eben K. Nhiwatiwa calls for consensus building in the highly polarized nation.
Mission and Ministry
The Rev. Ndjela Shango Paul, director of the department of Christian education, listens as the Rev. Kalema Tambwe, South Kindu District superintendent, speaks during the opening of The United Methodist Church’s annual health council in December. During the gathering, the church decided to double its efforts in the fight against Ebola. Photo by Chadrack Tambwe Londe, UMNS.

Redoubling efforts to fight Ebola epidemic

Since August 2018, Ebola has claimed more than 400 lives in the Congo, and United Methodists are striving to make a difference.
General Church
Liturgical dancers participate in the Dec. 18 dedication of the Manila Agency Center in the Philippines, along with area bishops (left) and other guests. Photo by Tim Tanton, UMNS.

Agencies open ministry center in Philippines

The United Methodist Board of Global Ministries and United Methodist Communications are strengthening their presence in Southeast Asia with new office in Manila.

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