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Tour guide Danny Herman describes the events that happened at Golgotha during the time of Christ for Bible VR's virtual reality tour of Jerusalem. Photo courtesy of Bible VR.

Company offers free virtual reality lifetime subscriptions to pastors

Virtual reality film company offers lifetime subscriptions to Holy Land travelogues and Christian music concerts to pastors and youth pastors. Read More

Isaac Broune (left) and Joe Tueche Ndzulo handle the French desk during the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. News reports from General Conference were transmitted via text message in four languages to almost 4,000 recipients in Africa.

Thousands of Africans received GC2016 news via text

A new texting program kept African United Methodists in the loop as General Conference was happening. Read More

Maeghan Orton (center, in purple shirt) visits with villagers in Bumpe near Bo, Sierra Leone, about mobile phone technology. Orton is from Medic Mobile, a technology partner of United Methodist Communications. Several villages in the Bo district will receive new, insecticide-treated mosquito nets from the United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign in the first planned redistribution to replace nets given in 2010. 2010 File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Women can be game changers through technology

Gender divides lead to digital divides and often women don’t get the important, life-changing messages they need to survive. Read More

The Rev. David Valera gives the sermon during morning worship at the United Methodist Communications Game Changers Summit in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Conference attendees encouraged to ‘change the world’

Communication technology can overcome cultural barriers and help those in need, attendees at the 2015 Game Changers are told. Read More

Revi Sterling speaks about the empowerment of women through the use of communications technology during the United Methodist Communications Game Changers Summit in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

The church can help close the technology gap for women

“Women bear the brunt of poverty, and if you don’t have access to information, you stay under-empowered.” Revi Sterling's work centers on gender inequity in technology. Read More

Thane Richard, left, is publisher and chief operating officer of Outernet. Outernet uses capacity on a global satellite network to beam data from the open Internet to users with a receiver, similar to the way radio works. Photo courtesy of Thane Richard.

Thane Richard: Librarian for the World2

A new global satellite network will beam information like a radio signal, allowing those without Internet service access to books, health information, and more. Read More

Maeghan Orton (left) learns about how medical records are kept at the United Methodist Church's Mercy Hospital in Bo Sierra Leone, from Taiwo Sesay, who oversees the hospital's maternity unit. Orton is from Medic Mobile, a technology partner of United Methodist Communications. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Mobile technology monitors health in the DRC

In parts of Africa, the nearest clinic might be a day away and the doctor may be out. A new project will improve healthcare through better communication. Read More

Social media opening new doors to communication

You may not think of Facebook and Twitter as theological tools, but social media is another way to invite people “to the table.” Find communications ideas and how-to resources. 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

Matt Crum with United Methodist Communications and Pierre Qmadjela in Kindu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo by Neelley Hicks, United Methodist Communications.

No greater gift: Communication in time of crisis

United Methodist Communications is working to strengthen communications in Cote d'Ivoire and the DRC so church leaders can better reach each other. Read More

An historic text message regarding the Ebola outbreak is sent via mobile technology from Bishop John G. Innis to 20 United Methodist district superintendents in Liberia. Transmitting the message from the offices at United Methodist Communications, Nashville, Tenn., are (from left) Jill Costello, project manager, and the Rev. Neelley Hicks, director, ICT4D Church Initiatives. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

Life-saving Ebola messages in 160 characters or less

Words of hope and vital information going out to United Methodist pastors in Sierra Leone and Liberia to pass along in midst of most horrific Ebola outbreak in history. Read More

Students at Gbarnga School of Theology in Libera work on e-readers preloaded with three years of theological content shown in a 2013 file photo. Photo by Jeff Oliver.

E-Reader Project set to expand in Africa, Philippines

The pilot school, although temporarily closed due to Ebola, showed the project’s potential for helping pastors-in-training. Read More

Angeline, 12, works in the computer lab at the Thomas Food Project in Thomas, Haiti. She says she wants to use the computer to write and do research.

Technology changes game for communities, churches

Some of the world’s foremost game changers will gather Sept. 3-5 to share information about communications technology and how it is making a difference in the world. Read More

A simple exercise demonstrates the importance of mass communicaiton through FrontlineSMS.

FrontlineSMS opens church communication in Malawi

Youth learn how to use FrontlineSMS (mobile texting) so people receive the same information at the same time and are likely to respond uniformly and on time. Read More

Tablets Help Relief Efforts

On a Dec. 16-19, 2013 trip, a communications team distributed mobile tools to nongovernmental organizations serving in the area of the Philippines devastated by Typhoon Haiyan. Read More

Best practices for using communications technology for development

This discussion paper captures best practice in the use of mobile phones and other low-cost communications technologies through a series of interviews with experts and practitioners. Read More

Jake and Mark Bennett attend the April 9 session on information and communications technology for development, held at the Church Center  for the United Nations in New York. Photo by Neelley Hicks, United Methodist Communications.

A United Methodology: Reflections on Infopoverty ‘14

Young person shares how The United Methodist Church is leading efforts to amplify the world’s least heard voices. Read More

An Inveneo-installed wireless networking dish provides connectivity to a NetHope member non-governmental organization in Tacloban.  Photo courtesy of Inveneo.

Reconnecting the Philippines: Tracking the progress

Since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines Nov. 8, 2013, United Methodist Communications and its partners have been working to help restore communications in the disaster area. Read More

Computers feed minds and bodies in Haiti

United Methodist Communications partnership putting solar-powered technology in hands in remote areas of world. Read More

Inveneo partnership benefits Haiti school

A Methodist school in LeVeque, Haiti has been chosen as one of 40 schools in rural Haiti to receive a solar powered computer lab as part of the Haiti Connected Schools (HCS) Program. Read More

United Methodists working to connect Haiti

Communications agency, church volunteers, nonprofit combine to establish technology centers to help Haitians support themselves. Read More

Inveneo partnership aids volunteer efforts

United Methodist Communications has launched a new training initiative to support local churches that want to undertake technology projects in developing countries to improve people's lives. Read More