Education

Mission and Ministry
Parents attend a dedication ceremony for a new public school in the Tonglaywein Community in Nimba County, Liberia. Photo by E Julu Swen, UMNS.

Church in Liberia renovates public school in rural village

The $130,000 school is the 11th rehabilitated or constructed by the church through its partnership with Norway’s ecumenical Mission Alliance.
Social Concerns
Maria Cândida Teixeira (left), the Angolan minister of education, says “more than four million Angolans between the ages of 15 and 35 still do not know how to read or write.” She spoke in Luanda during the signing of an agreement between the ministry of education and The United Methodist Church in Angola to improve literacy. Photo by Orlando da Cruz, UMNS.

United Methodists fight illiteracy in Angola

Working with the government, the church plans to teach reading and writing classes in chapels in the Western Angola Conference.
Mission and Ministry
Public health official Adolfo “Trio” Paras III leads a class on AIDS prevention at Wesley Third Millennium United Methodist Church in Cabanatuan City, Philippines, in July 2018. The 2018 Breaking Barriers HIV/AIDS ministry conference, Oct. 25-27 in Indianapolis, is designed to help United Methodists save lives, reduce stigma and increase awareness about HIV/AIDS. File photo by Gladys Mangiduyos, UMNS.

Churches can help erase stigma of HIV/AIDS

October “Breaking Barriers” conference in Indianapolis will offer ways for United Methodists to be in advocacy and alleviate suffering from HIV/AIDS.
Social Concerns
Bishop Mande Muyombo and delegates work in small groups during a tribalism workshop in Kindu, Congo. Photo by Judith Osongo Yanga, UMNS.

Congo United Methodists seek to eradicate tribalism

Delegates and bishops from four episcopal areas gathered for a three-day workshop on tribalism, co-sponsored by the United Methodist Commission on Religion and Race.

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