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The Rev. Anna Kpaan, director of the United Methodist Church Liberia Ministry to the Aging, leads a service during World Health Day in Liberia. The service was held at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Sinkor, Monrovia, Liberia.  Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS

Church leads World Health Day Celebration in Liberia

The United Methodist Church in Liberia leads a coalition that celebrated World Health Day by arranging free diabetic screenings for the elderly. Read More

Bishop John Innis signs the construction contract for a commercial building that The United Methodist Church Liberia hopes will generate income to support the ministry of the church. Next to him is John Togba, co-chairman for the Liberia United Methodist Empowerment Foundation. Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS

Bishop signs construction contract for commercial building

Liberian United Methodist bishop signs construction contract for building meant to generate income to fund church ministries. Read More

A group of scholars from Operation Classroom shown during a recent fact-finding trip to Sierra Leone. Photo courtesy of Bob Coolman

Commentary: New directions for Operation Classroom

Operation Classroom, long committed to improving education in Sierra Leone and Liberia, is taking a new direction. 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

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a United Methodist, says efforts to declare Liberia a Christian state would create “division among the citizens based on religious belief.” Sirleaf is shown addressing the 2008 United Methodist General Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. 2008 file photo by Mike DuBose

Liberian president opposes Christian state plans

Liberian president, a United Methodist, opposes plan to amend constitution to declare Liberia a Christian state. Read More

Frances Kromah, a nursing student in Liberia, has been solely responsible for her education since the 9th grade. She is involved with a mentorship program called Young Ladies in Waiting. Photo by Nyamah Dunbar, UMNS

Commentary: Growth of girls’ education lags in Liberia

New mentoring group founded to encourage Liberian girls to stick with education. 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

These women were among the Liberians celebrating and giving thanks in Monrovia on May 11 to the announcement by the World Health Organization that Liberia is free of the Ebola virus. Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS

Liberia gives thanks for freedom from Ebola

United Methodist leaders, remembering toll of the disease, counsel continued vigilance in public health. Read More

Picketers who wanted to lift a bar that prevents divorced clergy from being nominated for bishop in the Liberia Conference disrupted the April 16 session of the conference. Photo by Julu Swen

Divorced clergy barred from nomination as bishop in Liberia

Picketing over a provision to bar divorced clergy from nomination for United Methodist bishop in Liberia halted one session of the Liberia Conference. Read More

Liberian newspapers carried big headlines about the proposal to amend the constitution to declare Liberia a Christian nation. Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS

United Methodist leaders oppose legislation to make Liberia Christian nation

United Methodist Bishop John G. Innis opposes a proposal approved by a recent constitutional review committee to make Liberia a Christian country. “Liberians, especially Christians, do not need any legislation to practice or expand their faith in Liberia,” Innis said in an interview after delivering his annual Easter sermon at... Read More

Bishop John G. Innis visits Siaffa-keh United Methodist School. The school was built by the First United Methodist Church in Monrovia and serves 310 students.  Photo by Julu Swen

Liberian bishop visits schools reopened after Ebola

“God through Jesus Christ has something good in store for you," the bishop told students. Read More

Bishop John G. Innis distributes Holy Communion at First United Methodist Church in Monrovia during a special service that marked his return from the United States, where he stayed for months for health reasons and restrictions due to the Ebola crisis.  Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS

Liberian church welcomes bishop home

After back surgery and travel difficulties related to Ebola, Bishop John G. Innis is back home in Liberia. Read More

Dr. Francis Kateh, right, and Dr. Stephen B. Kennedy, left, took the experimental Ebola vaccine and testified before Liberia’s legislature that the vaccine trials are safe. Photo by Julu Swen.

United Methodist doctor gets trial Ebola vaccine

One of 12 initial volunteers, former hospital administrator in Liberia says taking trial Ebola vaccine was his duty as a Christian. Read More

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