In 2006 Nyadire, Zimbabwe faced a crisis. The water system in the Mashonaland East Province had become unreliable due to disrepair and vandalism. It was so bad that the Nyadire Hospital, a 200-bed facility, was without useable water four to five days a week.
Freda Hendricks’ journey from South Africa to visiting the World Methodist Council began with a traffic jam fifty years ago. “There was an accident further up the road and we were in a long queue of cars. From outside I heard voices. The voices were coming from the inside of a garbage dump. My husband […]
During last year’s World Methodist Conference in Durban, South Africa a resolution was approved for the World Methodist Council’s Achieving the Vision endowment. This challenge – for each of the Member Churches to raise fifty cents per member – was approved for funding of the Council and all of the services that we provide.
In the face of serious losses in Haiti after Tropical Storm Isaac crossed the country on August 24, The United Church of Canada has committed an initial $15,000 toward relief work that is being carried out by the global ACT Alliance of churches and faith-based aid organizations.
The World Council of Churches (WCC) has expressed appreciation for an appeal from the primate of the Antiochian Greek Orthodox Church, who has called upon all Syrians to “work together in order to achieve peace and stability in Syria.” In his message, Patriarch Ignatius IV of Antioch and All the East said that “countless […]
On July 20, 2012 in Aurora, Colorado in the United States, a senseless tragedy occurred as families, friends, neighbors and strangers gathered in a place that we all consider safe – a movie theater. The violence and horror that took place last Thursday night has left lives shattered, bodies broken and souls forever shaken. It […]
The Friends of the World Methodist Museum will be holding their 28th Annual Banquet on August 24th, 2012 at the Foundation for Evangelism in Lake Junaluska, North Carolina, USA. This year’s keynote speaker will be General Secretary Ivan Abrahams. The General Secretary will be speaking about Global Methodism, the 2012 theme in the museum. […]
We are pleased to announce the creation of the South Pacific Conference of The Wesleyan Methodist Church and the selection of Rev. Dr. Richard Waugh of New Zealand as its President-Elect. The South Pacific Conference of the Wesleyan Methodist Church will be inaugurated in Brisbane, Australia, August 24-26, 2012. A new regional conference of […]
The United Church Women (or UCW), a division of the United Church of Canada, has just completed a fundraising drive among members to assist in the building of Morogoro Women’s Center in Tanzania which provides training to maternal health workers. With UCW groups contributing from around the country, they were able to more than triple […]
In July many conferences, denominations and other organizations gathered all over the world to elect new leaders for their church. What follows is a summary of those people elected. The following persons were elected Bishops: The United Methodist Church: South Central Jurisdiction of the United Methodist Church Rev. Cynthia Fierro Harvey Rev. Gary E. […]
First lady Michelle Obama held up the church as the place to deal with political issues and the catalyst for getting people to the polls in a keynote speech Thursday (June 28) to members of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. “You see, living out our eternal salvation is not a once-a-week kind of […]AME Church
About 50 members of Poland Annual Conference gathered May 31–June 3 at the former Theological Seminary in Klarysew (near Warsaw). The theme of the conference was “Invited! Changed . . . Changing?” A special focus was laid on the discussion of a potential revision of the “Internal Law.” This relevant church discipline of The […]United Methodist Church, World News