Education

Mission and Ministry
Innocent Mushayavanhu (left) and Tariraishe Mubazangi prepare hand sanitizer at The United Methodist Church’s Murewa High School in Murewa, Zimbabwe. “We managed to prepare ministerial-approved sanitizers and face masks for the school of 1,250 learners, 30 workers and 55 teachers,” said Sydney Mapisaunga, the school’s headmaster. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Schools, students struggle with COVID-19 closures

From preschool through college, students and staff at United Methodist schools in Zimbabwe face challenges and find innovative ways to cope.
General Church
Munashe Furusa speaks during the 25th anniversary celebration for Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe, in 2017. Furusa, the school’s vice chancellor, died Jan. 13. He was 59. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Africa University vice chancellor Furusa dies

Professor Munashe Furusa, 59, is being remembered as a champion for educational access for underprivileged students and an important voice for United Methodist-related higher education. He died Jan. 13.
General Church
Custodian James Jimmerson disinfects pews to prevent any possible spread of the coronavirus at Belmont United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn., on Sunday, May 10, 2020, following online worship, which is recorded in the sanctuary. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

2020: The year in UM News photos

The year 2020 was an eventful and difficult one for the church. Photographers from UM News documented a year in the life of United Methodism worldwide.
Social Concerns
The Rev. H. Jumane Weekie, Sr., pastor of the St. Mark Lutheran Church in Gbarnga, Liberia, attends The United Methodist Church’s training on drug abuse and its effects in the community. Photo by E Julu Swen, UM News.

Liberian pastors preach about drug abuse

United Methodist campaign focuses on helping parents and youth in communities hard hit by addiction.

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