World Methodist Council

Bishops
Archbishop Michael Kehinde Stephen presents the posthumous World Methodist Peace Award to Millicent Yambasu, wife of late Sierra Leone Bishop John K. Yambasu, during a Service of Remembrance and Resurrection in Bo, Sierra Leone. Bishop Yambasu received the award for his work as a leader and peacemaker in Sierra Leone and The United Methodist Church. Photo by E Julu Swen, UM News.

Bishop Yambasu receives posthumous peace award

The late Sierra Leone bishop was honored by the World Methodist Council for his work as a bridge builder at home and across the United Methodist connection.
Social Concerns
The Rev. Susanne Nießner-Brose (right) listens while a 27-year-old Sudanese woman who asked that she be called Fatima relates her story of fleeing Sudan to seek religious freedom in Europe. She was taking asylum in 2017 at the United Methodist Church of the Redeemer in Bremen, Germany, where Nießner-Brose is pastor, and was later accepted as a refugee. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

A less welcoming place for refugees

As the migration crisis continues, Europe “is becoming a fortress” where desperate people are being turned away, says a United Methodist pastor in Germany.
Social Concerns
Volunteers carry a child ashore on a beach near Molyvos, on the Greek island of Lesbos, on Oct. 30, 2015, after a group of refugees crossed the Aegean Sea from Turkey in a small overcrowded boat provided by Turkish traffickers to whom the refugees paid huge sums. The refugees were received in Greece by local and international volunteers, then proceeded on their way toward western Europe. File photo by Paul Jeffrey/Life on Earth Pictures.

Fix broken migration policy, religious leaders say

Faith leaders cite a lack of commitment by European nations to either refugees or their local hosts.

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