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Munashe Furusa smiles after his installment as Africa University's fourth vice chancellor in March 2015.  File photo by Vicki Brown, UMNS

Africa University leader reflects on first year on the job

Vice Chancellor Munashe Furusa recently spoke with United Methodist News Service about his first 14 months at the helm of Africa University. Read More

Johnson N. Gwaikolo works his office at United Methodist University in Liberia.  Gwaikolo is the new university president as appointed by Bishop John G. Innis. Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS

United Methodist University president removed

Bishop removes president of United Methodist University in Liberia. Read More

Angeline Mafemba confers with her students at Watershed College near Harare, Zimbabwe. Photo by Vicki Brown, UMNS

Africa University graduates feeding, educating their homelands

As the United Methodist university’s class of 2015 graduates on June 13, alumni of Africa University are already making their mark in agriculture, education and business. Read More

Ashley Bruce consults with her fellow students Rachel Kanaziz, left, and Kennedy Ervin, right, before presenting her argument in “The Fredrick Douglass Game” at Adrian College. Photo by Mike Neal

Class draws on Adrian’s abolitionist history

The Rev. Chris Momany writes about using United Methodist-related Adrian’s history to teach students about modern-day slavery. Read More

The United Methodist scholar Albert C. Outler taught at Perkins School of Theology, and this 1970s image shows him meeting with Perkins’ students.Photo courtesy of Bridwell Special Collections, Southern Methodist University

Outler was great Wesley scholar — and a pack rat

The great United Methodist scholar’s papers have been reorganized by Bridwell Library, with highlights put online. Read More

Former U.S. President and Emory University Distinguished Professor Jimmy Carter spoke to an audience Feb. 12 of Candler students, faculty and staff as part of the James T. & Berta R. Laney Legacy in Moral Leadership. Photo courtesy Candler School of Theology, Emory University.

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter speaks at Emory

Candler School of Theology welcomed Jimmy Carter to campus where he shared formative experiences like segregation, and his ongoing work to end sexual slavery. Read More

Priscilla Viuya, left, and Florita Villanueva Miranda at the meeting of the Asia-Pacific Association of Methodist-related Educational Institutions in Incheon, Korea. Photo by Kimberly Lord, GBHEM

Filipino laywoman elected APAMEI director

Priscilla Viuya elected director of Asia-Pacific education association. Read More

UMC featured in USA Today’s Black History Month edition

Ads for the Black College Fund and Rethink Church highlight the role the church has played in shaping U.S. history. Read More

A 10th anniversary celebration of the Hispanic Youth Leadership Academy was held at Boston University School of Theology. The program has trained 980 youth and young adults in its first decade.

Academy marks 10 years of shaping young Hispanic/Latino leaders

Nearly 10 years ago, a group of United Methodist Hispanic pastors started helping students in pursuit of higher education opportunities. Read More

Women’s colleges cultivate leadership

Women from United Methodist-related schools describe the long-term value of being ‘surrounded by so many successful female students and leaders.’ Read More

The largest global student delegation ever to participate in a triennial International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges and Universities meeting make new connections during the meeting in Hiroshima, Japan, May 24-28. Photo by Kimberly Lord, General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.

Hiroshima event challenges peacemakers

‘Sometimes we lose the gift of peace as we seek to find ourselves,’ said Bishop James E. Dorff at the International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges and Universities. Read More

Opening convocation. Photo by Diane Degnan, United Methodist Communications

Methodists urge peacemaking through education

More than 250 scholars explore ‘Peace, Reconciliation and Human Rights’ at conference in Hiroshima. Read More

First Lady urges Dillard graduates to ‘think big’

May 12, 2014

First Lady Michelle Obama addressed the 2014 graduating class of Dillard University, one of the denomination’s historically black colleges. Read More

United Methodist Bishop Thomas Bickerton (left) shares a laugh with the Rev. Kimba Kyakutala of the United Methodist Church in Democratic Republic of Congo during the kickoff of a multi-faith observance of World Malaria Day in Lubumbashi, DRC. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS. Accompanies UMNS story #216. 4/16/2010

Scholars to focus on peace in Hiroshima

The Rev. Kimba Kyakutala Evariste of the Democratic Republic of the Congo will be among those scholars. He understands firsthand the importance of peace and reconciliation. Read More

Phil Wingeier-Rayo, professor of religion at Pfeiffer University, reads the Bible to children in a vacation Bible school class during a Pfeiffer University mission trip to Brazil in June 2013. Photo by Diana Wingeier-Rayo.

Mission is in Pfeiffer’s DNA

“Engaged learning” prepares university students to serve worldwide. Now seven grads are young adult United Methodist missionaries. Read More

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