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Liberia University copes with pandemic

The University of Liberia is struggling to re-open with e-learning this fall. Students suffer from a food crisis as well as a health crisis.

Churches step up to support school year

Girl holding praying for school sign

Educators and parents are scrambling to reduce the threat of COVID-19 while ensuring children get child care and education they need. United Methodists are helping with back to school in 2020.

Bishop John Yambasu dead at 63

Bishop Yambasu preaching

  KATHY L. GILBERT UM News Sierra Leone Area Bishop John K. Yambasu, who died in a car accident August 16, is being remembered for his courage, leadership, and love of The United Methodist Church and Jesus Christ. Yambasu, 63, had many titles — bishop, chancellor of Africa University, and president of the Africa College… Continue Reading Bishop John Yambasu dead at 63

Online classes for AU students this fall

AU student going online for fall courses.

A sharp increase in COVID-19 cases in Zimbabwe prompted the Senate of Africa University to hold academic classes online through December 2020.

Lawson affirms Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter event in Nashville.

The Rev. James Lawson calls Black Lives Matter a religious movement surrounding the families of George Floyd, Trayvon Martin, and others with a ministry of healing and empowerment.

Pastors with a badge advance reform

Pastors on the beach of Traverse Bay

United Methodist police chaplains and pastors who serve in law enforcement discuss what changes might help both officers and the people they serve and protect.

Civil rights titans talk about racism

Civil Rights leader James Lawson

How do the current protests surrounding the death of George Floyd and others due to police brutality compare to the 1950s and 1960s? Civil Rights leaders reflect.

Their faith changed a nation

The Revs. John Lewis and C.T. Vivian are remembered as men whose faith enabled them to go the distance for equity and justice.

Africa University thanks Michigan UMs

Africa U student sews

Education continues at Africa University during the pandemic. In addition, the students have been making hand sanitizer and PPE for their neighbors in the region. And Michigan helped!

Group hopes for new vision for UMC

New vision sought for UMC

An informal group, including two Michigan clergy, urges United Methodists to enter into prayerful conversations toward creation of a new vision for the denomination.