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A recent roundtable meeting about the new United Methodist University of Sierra Leone brought together the Rev. Kim Cape (far left), top executive of the United Methodist Board of Higher Education and Ministry, Bishop John Yambasu (second from left) and other church leaders. The university is to open in October. Photo by Jan Snider, UMNS

Coming soon: United Methodist University of Sierra Leone

Organizers promise school will be like no other in West Africa, combining academics with service through sustainable agriculture, public health Read 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

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

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

A consulting team tours the Taiama Secondary School campus to look at some of the unused property which could be renovated for the proposed academy. Photo by Phileas Julu, UMNS

Sierra Leone project aims to educate, create entrepreneurs

Operation Classroom and United Methodists in Sierra Leone collaborate on school that will provide hands-on career training. 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

Volunteers unloading relief items at Braima Attouga Stadium in eastern Freetown. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS

Council of Churches helps Sierra Leone flood survivors

United Methodist Church among those providing relief to flood victims. 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

Women lay wreaths at the spot where Hannah Bockaire’s body was found on Lumley Beach in western Freetown, Sierra Leone.  United Methodists are among those protesting her brutal death and alleged gang rape. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS

Death of young woman in Sierra Leone sparks protests

United Methodist women add their voices to those of women’s rights, religious and civil society leaders angered by brutal crime. 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

Market workers under Ebola quarantine stand behind orange plastic fencing in Freetown. Video image by Jan Snider, United Methodist Communications.

The Church in Sierra Leone: Navigating the Ebola Crisis

A year later, Ebola is gone from the headlines but church leaders in Sierra Leone remain vigilant. View

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