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Forty years after the Soweto uprising, leaders of churches in conflict-torn countries gathered in South Africa to study the ways of peace and reconciliation. The ecumenical gathering in Johannesburg was organized by the World Council of Churches and the South African Council of Churches. Photo courtesy of the World Council of Churches

Finding peace from conflict, post-Soweto

South African, ecumenical church leaders use 40th anniversary of Soweto uprising as backdrop for consultation on peace building, reconciliation. Read More

Worshippers at Harare’s Trinity Methodist Church unite hands in prayer at prayer meeting about xenophobia in South Africa. Photo by Taurai Emmanuel Maforo, UMNS

Zimbabwe churches call for immediate end to xenophobia

With 3 million Zimbabweans in South Africa, xenophobia is cause for concern for United Methodists in Zimbabwe. Read More

Nelson Mandela. Photo taken in 2000. Courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Robben Island reflections: Mandela showed us how to forgive

Tafadzwa W. Mudambanuki reflects on the contribution of Nelson Mandela, an inspiration to people of all colors and all nations. Read More

2013: Notable passings in Methodism

In 2013, church members marked the passing of a number of United Methodist and Methodist leaders who made significant contributions in their Christian walk. Read More

Remembering Nelson Mandela: 1918-2013

The World Methodist Council called him a "symbol of freedom, justice and peace." Learn about the late leader's church ties. Read More

Methodists salute Mandela

July 18 is Nelson Mandela's birthday. Deep spiritual roots, lifelong Methodist ties helped make South African icon a symbol for justice. Read More

Audio: Nelson Mandela 1990 U.S. Speech

"When we were in prison, you did not forget us." In rare footage, Nelson Mandela speaks to interfaith leaders shortly after release from prison. Read More

Rare video of 1990 U.S. speech by Mandela

"When we were in prison, you did not forget us." Anti-apartheid activist speaks to interfaith leaders shortly after release from prison. View

Mandela’s Methodist ties

Throughout his life, Nelson Mandela has had many connections to Methodism. A graduate of a Methodist boarding school where many future African leaders were educated, the anti-apartheid champion was mentored by Methodist preachers and educators and formed a bond with a Methodist chaplain while in prison. As president of South... Read More

CBS highlights interfaith AIDS action

"HIV & AIDS: Awareness & Compassion" will be broadcast June 17 and features The United Methodist Church's work on AIDS prevention. Read More

Faith communities can overcome AIDS epidemic

The people of God need to decide it is time to destroy HIV/AIDS, speakers said during "Lighten the Burden IV," sponsored by the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund. Read More

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