Women

Global Health
During consultations in Mabumbuza, Mozambique, mothers wait in line with their young children to receive medication at a mobile clinic led by The United Methodist Church in partnership with the Mozambique Ministry of Health. Photo by António Wilson, UM News.

United Methodist health partnership offers hope

Focusing on pregnant women and young children, church’s mobile clinic brigades serve isolated communities.
Mission and Ministry
Maina, a 4-year-old who was abandoned, carries cooking oil and a mask received from the Homeless Compassion Ministry, an initiative of the Nairobi District of The United Methodist Church. The COVID-19 pandemic has created additional challenges for women and children living on the streets in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

Homeless ministry offers compassion in Kenyan slums

Along with receiving shelter, food, clothing and medical attention, vulnerable children and youth find love and understanding.
Racism
The Rev. Chenda Innis Lee discusses anonymous letters criticizing her appearance that she received from among the congregation at Fairlington United Methodist Church in Alexandria, Va., where she serves as associate pastor.

Virginia church contemplates racism in the ranks

Anonymous letters criticizing the appearance of its African associate pastor have led to self-reflection for a Virginia congregation and a “Do No Harm” campaign seeking changes in The United Methodist Church.
Local Church
Omoyi Wandjaka teaches United Methodist women in Kivu, Congo, how to make bread to generate income for their families. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UM News.

Celebrating and empowering women in Congo

United Methodist leaders roll out microcredit opportunities and training to help women and girls persevere during COVID-19 and conflict in the region.

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