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The Rev. Alindo Romão shows mosquito larvaes to women in this 2014 photo.

Dollars in the plate save lives in Africa

Here is how your gifts to The United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign make it to the people who need it. Read More

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Young people listen to a presentation about preventing the spread of Ebola prepared by United Methodist Communications during a service at the United Methodist Church in Sassandra. From left are: Anaya Grace Camara, 22; Flore Diobo, 30; and Marie Yao, 9.

Côte d’Ivoire faith leaders join fight to keep Ebola out

The faith community has an important role in the fight against Ebola since more than 80 percent of the people in Côte d’Ivoire attend a place of worship. Read More

Dayna Barrera daily crosses the Stanton Street Bridge, over the Rio Grande River, to get from her home in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, to Lydia Patterson Institute in El Paso, Texas. She’s this year’s valedictorian at the United Methodist school. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS

Lydia Patterson Institute still a beacon on the border

United Methodist school enters second 100 years of providing opportunity for students from El Paso and Juárez. Read More

Sgt. Dongo Atta Blaise of the prefecture of Sipilou, Côte d'Ivoire, watches over a remote border crossing into Guinea. Until the first case of Ebola was Photos by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Ebola changes Cote d’Ivoire without crossing border

Polite bows and hearty bonjours have replaced handshakes and hugs even though Ebola has not crossed the Cote d’Ivoire border. Read More

Bishop John G. Innis distributes Holy Communion at First United Methodist Church in Monrovia during a special service that marked his return from the United States, where he stayed for months for health reasons and restrictions due to the Ebola crisis.  Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS

Liberian church welcomes bishop home

After back surgery and travel difficulties related to Ebola, Bishop John G. Innis is back home in Liberia. Read More

Isabelle Ake sings during worship at Temple Bethel United Methodist Church in Abobo-Baoule, outside Adidjan. Although worship in this West African country is still exuberant, the threat of Ebola is changing the way people interact. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Ebola at the border

United Methodist Communications photographer Mike DuBose takes a look at efforts to prevent Ebola from crossing the border into Côte d'Ivoire in this UMNS photo essay. Read More

Women gather at the forum for nongovernmental organizations held in Huairou, China, part of the 1995 U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. Photo by Milton Grant, U.N.

Assessing key women’s conference, 20 years later

As the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women meets in March, the United Methodist Women’s delegation will be among those reviewing progress of Beijing Plan of Action. Read More

The Rev. Alindo Romão shows mosquito larvaes to women in this 2014 photo. File photo, Imagine No Malaria

Dollars in the plate save lives in Africa

Here is how your gifts to The United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign make it to the people who need it. Read More

Ebola at the border (example for Paramore, do not archive)

United Methodist Communications photographer Mike DuBose takes a look at efforts to prevent Ebola from crossing the border into Côte d'Ivoire in this UMNS photo essay. Read More

Snow continues to pile up around Union United Methodist Church in Boston’s South End as viewed in a photo taken by Gary Bailey, church trustee. Photo courtesy of The Union Church of Boston

Severe winter alters church routines but not commitment

Creative worship solutions, expanded shelters, warming centers are among the ways United Methodist congregations deal with snow, ice and cold. Read More

The United Methodist seminary in Côte d'Ivoire is located in Abadjin-Doumé, a remote area some 25 miles outside the cultural capital in Abidjan.

E-readers offer better, cheaper theological texts

E-reader project brings needed French theological texts to seminary in Côte d’Ivoire. “Now, they can have access to knowledge at any time even without Internet.” Read More