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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

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

Un drone exposé sur le podium du sommet sur l'impact des  nouvelles technologies pour le développement social , Game Changers,  de l'United Methodist Communications à Nashville, Tennessee. Photo Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Des technologies pour changer la donne

Découvrons « Game Changers », le sommet qui démontre l’impact des nouvelles technologies pour le développement social. 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

The Rev. Neelley Hicks welcomes attendees to the United Methodist Communications Game Changers Summit in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Ground-breaking technologies mean empowerment

2015 Game Changers Summit features leaders in using modern technologies to empower the poor. Read More

Revi Sterling (second from left) works with NetHope, which specializes in improving IT connectivity in developing countries. Photo courtesy of Revi Sterling.

Revi Sterling: Changing women’s lives one cell phone at a time

Revi Sterling works with NetHope, focusing on IT connectivity for females in developing countries. 'Women have a lot of things to say and often, only men have the technology.' 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

Game Changers Summit 2015 Offers ICT4D Workshops to ‘Harness Power of Technology for Global Good’

Registration is open for the Game Changers Summit 2015, an international Information & Technology for Development (ICT4D) conference hosted by United Methodist Communications. Read More

A health care worker wearing rubber gloves and other protective gear prepares to administer fluids to an Ebola patient.  Screen save, United Methodist Communications

Church agency uses animation to battle Ebola

United Methodist Communications has collaborated with an award-winning animator to produce a video to inform on Ebola prevention. Read More

United Methodist Communications a Leader at Global Education and Technology Summit

The Ebola crisis shows why communications technologies are desperately needed in low-resource parts of the world. Read 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

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