Greetings in the name of our Crucified and Risen Lord, Jesus Christ! After a punishing April schedule which included Holy Week, Easter Celebrations, meetings in London as well as the rededication of Wesley House Cambridge, I returned to the tranquility and natural beauty of Volmoed (meaning full of courage and hope) Retreat Centre tucked away […]
Archive: May, 2017
As this country experiences economic and population challenges, The United Methodist Church in Nigerian is developing a strategic plan for the future. Leaders of the church met in March at a three-day roundtable which included participants from four annual conferences in Nigeria
From February 22-24 2017, approximately 200 African Methodist Episcopal Church clergy and lay leaders from Districts 14-20 gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa for the 7th Assembly of the Global Development Council (GDC).
The Banyam Theological Seminary (the only United Methodist Seminary in Nigeria) is now providing training for the wives of male students studying to become pastors.
Bishop Moisés Domingos Fernandes retired leader of The United Methodist Church in East Angola, died of cancer on 6 April at the age of 78. Bishop Fernandes led the church through the country’s brutal civil war and endured attempts on his own life, and was described as a man of “generous and humble spirit”
The newly establised Brazil District of the A.M.E. Church has performed Baptisms in three churches: Malhada da Areia on the banks of the São Francisco River in Bahia, Fazenda da Bica in Rio de Janeiro, and at the National Headquarters located in Realengo in Rio de Janeiro.
Filipino United Methodists are expressing opposition to the proposed return of the death penalty, which was abolished in 2006.
A United Methodist Norwegian pastor has lead a Lutheran Church in the U.S. state of Minnesota for 8 years.
Methodist Round Table on Peace in the Korean Peninsula Held in Seoul The news headlines have recently shone a spotlight on the rising tensions in the Korean Peninsula, and Christians around the world are mobilizing to encourage peaceful relations and reunification efforts. One such effort was a Round Table for Peace in the Korean Peninsula […]
By Sandra Lopez, from World Church News Migration is an issue that has seriously affected El Salvador for many years. As a country from which a large number of people make the perilous journey to the US every year, the new US administration has caused great concern. As well as the rhetoric of building a wall […]
On 15 April 2017, a permanent memorial to the victims of the 2015 church shooting at Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church was unveiled at the Charleston International Airport in South Carolina.
The Movimiento Ecuménico por los Derechos Humanos, or MEDH have written a letter of tribute honoring the Madres de Plaza de Mayo (or Mothers of Plaza Mayo) for over40 years of struggling for Memory, Truth, and Justice for missing persons detained or executed by the Argentinian government between 1976 and 1983. The movement began with the disappearance […]