Education

Mission and Ministry
A student at the United Methodist sewing center in Kamina, Congo, practices what she has learned from teacher Ilunga Nday Lebon (rear). Until recently, clerical shirts, United Methodist Women blouses and altar cloths were ordered from Lubumbashi, 370 miles from Kamina. Today, the items are sewn locally, saving time and money. Photo by Betty Kazadi Musau, UM News.

Sewing center nurtures girls, women in Congo

In North Katanga Conference, students learn to sew while building confidence and competence.
Mission and Ministry
Susanne Scholz (left) and the Rev. Billy Abraham, both professors at Perkins School of Theology in Dallas, are ideological adversaries and unlikely friends. Photo by Hillsman Stuart Jackson, © Southern Methodist University.

Seminary professors are ideological adversaries, unlikely friends

You wouldn’t expect Susanne Scholz and William J. “Billy” Abraham to be good friends. On many issues, the two Perkins faculty members couldn’t be further apart. Yet their friendship has endured.
Local Church
The Rev. F. Thomas Trotter, former head of the United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry, died July 26 at the age of 93. Undated file photograph courtesy of Claremont School of Theology.

Trotter, education champion, dies at 93

The Rev. F. Thomas Trotter, a champion of higher education for all, laid the foundation for the first United Methodist university on the continent of Africa.
Theology and Education
Girls outnumber boys at The United Methodist Church’s Arnoldine Mission in Zimbabwe, but that’s not the case at the mission’s primary and secondary schools. School officials say the numbers of girls enrolled in school is worrisome. By Kudzai Chingwe.

Mission’s schools see drop in girls’ enrollment

Despite a higher birth rate at United Methodist Arnoldine Mission, fewer girls attend the primary and secondary schools.

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