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Daily Digest - June 5, 2018

 

“At first, it was hard bringing the children back. Many were traumatized in the same way as if there were a war in the country. Bringing things back to a sense of normality takes a lot of effort.”The Rev. Charles Fiske, principal of the school at the Bishop Judith Craig Children’s Village in Duahzon, on Liberia’s recovery from the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak.

Ernest Tokpah recalls the toll Ebola took on his family during 2015 and 2016 in Ganta, Liberia.
Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS


NEWS AND FEATURES

 

Church continues to aid post-Ebola Liberia

GANTA, Liberia (UMNS) — Reports of a recent outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo have brought the disease back into international headlines. Since Liberia was declared Ebola-free in January 2016, The United Methodist Church has helped the country recover. Joey Butler reports, and Mike DuBose has photos.
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United Methodist Communications
Church renews faith for job seekers

ROSWELL, Ga. (UMC.org) — After 25 years, the Job Networking Ministry at Roswell United Methodist Church near Atlanta remains relevant. The outreach serves those between jobs, the under-employed and people trying to upgrade from current positions. In addition, the church brings in employers offering jobs, all in an environment that promotes spiritual healing.
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Targeting cervical cancer in Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe (UMNS) — The United Methodist Church is striving to raise awareness about cervical cancer and promote screenings that lead to early detection. Cervical cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among Zimbabwean women. Chenayi Kumuterera reports.
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Greater New Jersey Conference
New partnership fosters cultural opportunities

WILDWOOD, N.J. — The Greater New Jersey Conference has formed a historic partnership with both the Methodist Church of Puerto Rico and The United Methodist Church’s Tanzania Conference. Josh Kinney reports.
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PRESS RELEASES 

 

Board of Church and Society
3-day seminar to explore hunger in U.S.

WASHINGTON — United Methodists wanting to delve deeper into issues that intersect with and exacerbate hunger are invited to register for a Sept. 5-7 seminar, “Scarcity in Abundance: Hunger in the United States,” sponsored by the Board of Church and Society.
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RESOURCES
 


Society of St. Andrew
Hunger-action theme for vacation Bible school

BIG ISLAND, Va. — Free resources for “Abundance Orchard,” a hunger-action themed vacation Bible school program, are available from the Society of St. Andrew. The stand-alone programs include Year 1 and Year 2.
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