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The Church Responds to Ebola

United Methodists continue to combat the deadly outbreak across West Africa. Find latest updates and ways you can help. More

Sierra Leone Annual Conference

Remembering family and friends who died of Ebola virus, Sierra Leone Conference members look ahead. Read More

Adamsay Conteh, a student at The United Methodist Church Primary School in Mamaka, Sierra Leone, receives a backpack containing uniforms, books and other materials from Leonard Ben-Gbloa, education secretary for primary schools. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS

Norwegian scholarships aid Ebola orphans

Disadvantaged children in four remote Sierra Leone communities receive help and hope for the future from a United Methodist Church partnership. Read More

United Methodist clergy lead the “march past,” marking the beginning of the 136th session of the Sierra Leone Annual Conference at Brown Memorial United Methodist Church. In the foreground are Bishops Jane Allen Middleton, New York Conference and John G. Innis, Liberia.

Sierra Leone Conference begins with street celebration

Remembering family and friends who died of Ebola virus, Sierra Leone Conference members look ahead. Read More

A young girl who lost her brother to Ebola speaks to a church congregation about how to prevent catching or spreading the disease in this screen shot from the animated video, “Ebola: In Praise of Prevention.” Nashville-based United Methodist Communications collaborated with Chocolate Moose Media and UNICEF Togo to create the video aimed at the best methods for Ebola prevention.

New Ebola video emphasizes hygiene, prevention

United Methodist Church supports Ebola animation aimed at preventing a new outbreak of the deadly virus. Read More

Women incarcerated at the Freetown Female Correctional Center receive gifts from the Sierra Leone Conference prison ministry volunteers. UMNS photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS

Prison ministry transforms lives in Sierra Leone

United Methodist ministry in west Africa country has helped free prisoners. Read More

At a community gathering in Tilorma village, Kenema district, Sierra Leone, hand-washing became routine after the outbreak of Ebola. The virus has killed nearly 4,000 people in Sierra Leone.

New Ebola death shocks Sierra Leone

United Methodist churches join in resuming preventive measures as questions linger about hospital’s care for victim. Read More

Marie Campbell holds a sign reading Black Lives Matter at a 2015 demonstration in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

News poll: Racism voted top 2015 story

The continuing struggle against racism voted biggest 2015 story in The United Methodist Church. Read More

Dr. Martin Salia (right) visits with Bishop John K. Yambasu at the United Methodist Church's Kissy Hospital outside Freetown, Sierra Leone. Salia, chief medical officer and surgeon, was one of 11 doctors in Sierra Leone who died of Ebola. A 2014 file photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Sierra Leone celebrates end of Ebola

United Methodists worship and remember those who died of the deadly Ebola virus as the outbreak ends in Sierra Leone. Read More

Men carry women on their backs through difficult terrain during a community needs assessment visit by a United Methodist health team in Kowama Village. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS

United Methodists assess health needs in Sierra Leone villages

Community health project will “change the behavior of our people toward their health,” said Beatrice Gbanga, medical coordinator for The United Methodist Church in Sierra Leone. Read More

The feeding program at S.T. Nagbe United Methodist Church serves almost 300 people on each distribution day. Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS

Church delivers food, water in wake of Ebola

The United Methodist Church in Liberia is providing hot meals, food and building water wells. Read More

Nyamah Dunbar, a former employee of the church talks about agriculture in Liberia. Video still by Andrew Jensen, United Methodist Communications.

Liberian sowing seeds for country’s future

Ebola highlights Liberia’s need for more farms and better food security. Read More

Nyamah Dunbar (right) former employee of the United Methodist Committee on Relief visits with a child during a mosquito net distribution by The United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign in Bom Jesus, Angola, 2012. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Ebola: The Gift that Came Wrapped as a Plague

Nyamah Dunbar planned to return to her native Liberia and launch an agribusiness when the Ebola epidemic brought everything to a halt. But God had other plans. Read More

Teens gather in Kpetewoma village, Sierra Leone. Ebola forced the closing of all schools for the 2014 academic year and educators are concerned that students will not return to the classroom when schools reopen. Photo by Jan Snider, United Methodist Communications.

A generation lost to Ebola

The principal of a United Methodist school says Sierra Leone may lose a whole generation of students because of the Ebola outbreak that shuttered classrooms for a year. Read More

Children play at at orphanage in Kenema, Sierra Leone that was opened during the Ebola epidemic in 2014. There are an estimated 12,000 children orphaned by the virus in West Africa. Photo by Jill Costello, United Methodist Communications.

Ebola survivors and orphans can be pariahs

The United Methodist Church is considering launching an orphanage in the Kailahun district to help care for children orphaned by Ebola. Read More

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