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Game Changers Summit Dreamers and doers gather to harness the power of communications technology, September 3-5, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.

Technology for Social Good

United Methodists from around the connection are discussing the life-saving power of technology. Learn how you can get involved. More

The Committee looks at how to build relationships in a video series by the producers of Chuck Knows Church.

The Committee: Reflecting the Community

The committee looks at the changing demographics of the neighborhood and how to welcome new neighbors to church. View

Game Changers Summit Dreamers and doers gather to harness the power of communications technology, September 3-5, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.

Game Changers Summit 2014 News Coverage

United Methodists from around the connection are discussing the life-saving power of technology. Learn how you can get involved. More

Isaac Broune (left) and April Gonzaga-Mercado lead a panel discussion on using communications as aid as part of the Game Changers Summit at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Grab your cell phone in typhoon, flood, or war

When disaster strikes a community, cell phones and other communication aids can help with emergency response and recovery. Read More

Eric Youngren (right) and John Macdonald view a solar-powered light during the Innovation Fair at the Game Changers Summit at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Text messaging can be lifesaving

Technology such as mass text messaging can be lifesaving. Read More

State of ICT4D: Address by the Rev. Larry Hollon

United Methodist Communications' top exec addresses Game Changers Summit on how technology today is used for the social good. Read More

Leveraging information for development

Game Changers Summit draws people from nine countries to hear experts on how technology helps the social good. Read More

Chris Locke. Photo courtesy of Caribou Digital

Chris Locke: ‘Show me the money’

Mobile technology analyst feels the ability to utilize mobile money has become a true “game changer” in developing nations. View

Worldreader partnership development manager Kristina Lee looks at an e-reader with a student in Kenya. Photo courtesy of Kristina Lee.

Kristina Lee: Books on the ground

A heart for helping led Lee to providing e-books and educational materials for students in developing nations. View

UMCom representative April Grace G. Mercado demonstrates how to use the Solio solar chargers to the youth in Ormoc City following Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines Nov. 8, 2013.

April Mercado: Technology aids disaster recovery

This disaster responder has seen firsthand how technology can save lives after a tragedy. Mercado will speak at the 2015 Game Changers Summit, Sept. 17-19. View

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

Wayan Vota leads FailFaire at the World Bank in Washington D.C., November 2012. UMNS Photo by Adele Waugaman.

Wayan Vota: Send cash, not tractors

Technology is vital in both recovery from disaster and long-term growth in developing nations, but the tool must fit the need. View

Maeghan Orton (right) explores a solar cell phone charger with Paramount Chief Joseph Kposowa (seated, center) in Bumpe village near Bo, Sierra Leone, about mobile phone technology. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Maeghan Orton: Trial and error in Nairobi

Maeghan Orton sees every day the ways technology improves lives in Africa. But she also sees which approaches work … and which don’t. View

Firdaus Kharas

Firdaus Kharas: Activism through animation

Animator uses light-hearted approach to serious topics in an attempt to defeat cultural stigmas. View

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

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