Environment

Disaster Relief
Nyorovai Masvanhise (left) and Tendai Madzukwa survey damage at the United Methodist Mashambanhaka Primary School, some 80 miles northeast of Harare, Zimbabwe, after a storm peeled the roof off of several classrooms. Masvanhise is the school’s development chair and Madzukwa is senior teacher at the primary school. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Storms destroy two church institutions in Zimbabwe

Heavy rains and strong winds wipe out classrooms, offices, a clinic and teachers’ residences in both East and West annual conferences.
Mission and Ministry
Families bathe and wash clothes in the Taia River, near Taiama, Sierra Leone. Churches are lobbying the government to limit water pollution caused by diamond and gold mining. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UM News.

Church joins fight against river pollution

The Council of Churches in Sierra Leone urges government to reduce health risks to 150,000 to 200,000 people who live along rivers where diamond and gold mining occur.
Social Concerns
Dave Zellner. Photo courtesy of Wespath.

Why does Wespath care about sustainable investing?

As world leaders discuss climate change, Wespath’s chief investment officer explains how the agency prioritizes socially responsible investing.
Social Concerns
Survivors of Typhoon Haiyan pick through debris piled up by the storm in Tacloban, Philippines, in 2013 while looking for their lost possessions. Young Methodists from around the globe are working together to fight global warming and have focused on equipping vulnerable communities on the front lines of climate change with the resources they need to adapt to the changing world. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Young Methodists raising climate change awareness

Young Methodists have taken it upon themselves to educate as many people as possible about the danger of climate change and ways to combat it. The effort is called Climate Justice for All, or CJ4A.

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