Sierra Leone Episcopal Area

Theology and Education
Students at the United Methodist Church Primary School in Njagboima, a community in the city of Bo, Sierra Leone, have temporarily relocated to the porch of the Rogers Memorial United Methodist Church due to unusually high admissions following the government’s free education policy.  Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

Sierra Leone welcomes free education — with reservations

As new United Methodist schools await approval for government assistance, dwindling enrollments present challenges.
General Conference
Bishops Scott Jones of the Texas Conference and Sue Haupert-Johnson of the North Georgia Conference celebrate Holy Communion during the closing worship of the Council of Bishops meeting. Bishops discussed their role at the special General Conference during their meeting at Epworth by the Sea on St. Simons Island, Ga. Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS.

Bishops urge trust in GC2019 delegates

Finding a way forward in the church debate over homosexuality is now up to General Conference. Bishops discussed how to facilitate that work.
Evangelism
Dusty Knisley (left) of Calvary United Methodist Church in Dillsburg, Pa., shares her family story and photos with the Rev. Daisy Gbloh from Sierra Leone. Knisley hosted a team from the Sierra Leone Conference at her home. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

Sierra Leone Initiative builds relationships, cultivates mission

Since 2006, United Methodist congregations in the Sierra Leone and U.S. Susquehanna annual conferences have enriched one another as 'covenant' and 'partner' churches.
Social Concerns
Bishop John K. Yambasu, president of the Council of Churches in Sierra Leone, delivers his presidential address in Kabala, Sierra Leone, in September. He said the church has engaged in research and dialogue to minimize the practice of female genital mutilation. Photo by Keziah Kargbo.

Religious leaders break silence on female genital mutilation

United Methodists and other religious leaders in Sierra Leone are working to end the traditional practice.

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