Youth

Social Concerns
Abdul Conteh (left) and Foday Kamara work for an artisanal diamond miner in Kono, Sierra Leone. Moving large piles of dirt from one location to the next is backbreaking work that pays $2 a day. Artisanal miners are independent and not associated with the large mining companies in the area. Photo by Kathy L. Gilbert, UM News.

Diamond mining often robs children of education

In the diamond-rich Kono District in Sierra Leone, young people are often lured into mining rather than going to school. One United Methodist girl says her generation is changing that story.
Local Church
As a Nov. 16 deadline approaches, churches are being urged to file a legal document to shield them from any potential liability stemming from a class action lawsuit against Boy Scouts of America over past sexual abuse claims. The United Methodist Church charters more Scout organizations than any other denomination in the U.S. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Churches urged to file legal document in Boy Scouts lawsuit

A Nov. 16 deadline approaches for churches to file paperwork intended to shield them from any potential liability stemming from a class action lawsuit against Boy Scouts of America over past sexual abuse claims.
Social Concerns
Perpetual Makadzange talks to her three children, (from left) 6-year-old Tizzelyn, 7-year-old Tanatswa and 12-year-old Tsepang, at their home in Zimunya, Zimbabwe. The United Methodist schools that the children attend remain closed to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News .

Pandemic leads more girls to early marriages

United Methodist schools in Zimbabwe see more early marriages, other risky behavior as schools remain closed amid COVID-19.

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