East Congo

Social Concerns
Poorly nourished children receive nutritional supplements at the United Methodist Irambo Health Center in Bukavu, Congo. The program receives support from the Abundant Health program of the denomination’s Board of Global Ministries. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga.

United Methodist hospitals feed malnourished children

Thanks to the church’s focus on improving health globally and its specific outreach in Congo, children are being fed every day.
Annual Conferences
United Methodists in the Desert Southwest Annual Conference approve a resolution calling for end to separating immigrant families. At least 18 of the 54 U.S. conferences approved resolutions in support of welcoming immigrants. Photo by Barry Doyle.

Conferences unite on welcoming immigrants

Annual conference voters have various takes on how the church should address homosexuality. But on immigration, they have a common message.
Social Concerns
Dr. Marie Claire Manafundu, head of the Mama Lynn Center and wife of East Congo Area Bishop Gabriel Yemba Unda, examines clothing at the Panzi Foundation in Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo, where victims of rape are able to learn a trade such as sewing to help support themselves. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UMNS.

Church seeks partnership for rape survivors' center

As Mama Lynn Center nears completion in Congo, United Methodists look to Panzi Foundation for possible partnership on training, other services.
United Methodists in the town of Beni welcome people fleeing violence in the so-called ‘triangle of death’ between the localities of Mbau-Kamango and Eringeti in the territory of Beni. Nineteen were killed in the latest violence. Photo by Emile Ulangi, UMNS.

United Methodist killed during massacre in Beni

A United Methodist was among 19 killed in the latest violence in the Beni territory.

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