Coronavirus

Global Health
A resident of the Soweto slum in Nairobi, Kenya, awaits a COVID-19 shot at Kayole St. John’s United Methodist Church. Through a joint effort by Christian, Hindu and Muslim faith groups in Kenya, more than 1,000 people have received vaccinations since December 2021.Transportation services are also offered to people who live far from the vaccination sites. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

Kenyan churches help with COVID-19 vaccinations

Joint effort by Christian, Hindu and Muslim faith groups results in more than 1,000 people receiving vaccinations.
Human Rights
The Rev. Dr. Ron Bell. Photo courtesy of the author.

Mental health and the Black church

Research shows the emotional and mental health issues shouldered by Black leaders and churches have worsened markedly with COVID-19. How will the church respond?
Global Health
Members of the Bana Ba Zəmanədə choir from the North Katanga Conference sing during a gathering to share information about how to combat COVID-19 in rural areas of Congo. Photo by the Rev. Betty Kazadi Musau, UM News.

Addressing COVID-19 misinformation in rural Congo

Five hundred clergy and laity from isolated areas in Democratic Republic of Congo gathered to share stories and gain information.
General Conference
In this file photo, delegates consider legislation during the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Citing concerns around COVID-19 and visa availability, a group of 170 delegates has sent a letter to organizers urging that the coming General Conference be postponed to 2024. An African advocacy group is urging General Conference go forward this year. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Groups offer conflicting calls on General Conference

A letter signed by 170 General Conference delegates urges organizers to postpone the legislative assembly to 2024. Meanwhile, an African advocacy group urges that The United Methodist Church's big meeting go forward this year.

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