Peace

Violence
Community leaders in Karim Lamido, Nigeria, gather to discuss peace and reconciliation efforts following episodes of violence in the area. United Methodist Bishop John Wesley Yohanna, who organized the meeting, called on those attending to pray for peace. Photo by Ramson Danjuma, UM News.

Nigeria bishop convenes meeting to address violence

The meeting was prompted by the Aug. 2 murder of a farmer in Munga Dosso, followed by the killings of several Fulani herdsmen.
Evangelism
A global prayer campaign for peace on the Korean Peninsula will occur from March 1 to Aug. 15, 2020, inviting hundreds of thousands of people worldwide to say: “We Pray, Peace Now, End the War!” The campaign began Feb. 6 with a live-streamed event hosted by the World Council of Churches in Geneva, with corresponding events the same day in Washington and Seoul. Photo by Ivars Kupcis, World Council of Churches.

Churches call for peace on the Korean Peninsula

The year 2020 marks the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War. The United and Korean Methodist churches will join Christians throughout the world to call for peace and reconciliation.
Social Concerns
The Rev. James T. Laney, recipient of the 2019 World Methodist Peace Award, speaks during the Roundtable for Peace on the Korean Peninsula in Atlanta in this 2018 file photo.  Laney is former U.S. Ambassador to South Korea and former dean of the Candler School of Theology. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Peace as a lifelong vocation

The two most recent recipients of the World Methodist Peace Award have very different backgrounds but share a commitment to peacemaking.
General Church
An ecumenical group that includes United Methodists, Roman Catholics, Muslims and other revival churches gather in Lodja, Congo, for a prayer gathering for a peaceful election process in the Sankuru Province. In the black pastoral dress is the Rev. Robert Shuyaka, a United Methodist pastor. Photo by Francois Omanyondo, UM News.

Bishop plays peacekeeping role in Central Congo

Amid growing insecurity, the bishop organized a reception for government authorities to look for ways to work together to bring peace to the region.

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