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The Rev. Bob Zilhaver of the Western Pennsylvania Conference speaks May 13 at General Conference 2016 in Portland, Oregon. Zilhaver voiced concern that the use of iPads, as opposed to placards, was putting some delegates at a disadvantage in getting the attention of the presiding bishop. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS.

Bumpy start for GC2016

Rules conflict extends to Day Three as some see low level of trust among delegates. Read More

Delegates will use tablet computers to ask to speak during the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

ʽDigital divide’ concern arises with African delegates

Some say use of tablet computers for gaining floor recognition puts them at a disadvantage. Read More

Attending General Conference 2016: What you need to know

The Commission on the General Conference wants delegates, staff and guests to be aware of what’s new and what to expect at 2016 General Conference. Read More

There are a variety of ways to stay connected to General Conference. Some involve technology, but that is not the only way. Photo by Greg Nelson, Oregon-Idaho Conference.

Every United Methodist can be part of General Conference 2016

Don’t sit out General Conference just because you are not a delegate. There are several ways to get (and stay) connected to all that will happen. Read More

Sharon Kasiperi shows off her new computer skills at the Murewa Central Primary School.  This rural school northeast of Harare, Zimbabwe, has an enrollment of 1,585.  Photo by Taurai Emmanuel Maforo, UMNS

Computer lab keeps rural students current

Staff want to ensure children at the United Methodist mission in Zimbabwe are as knowledgeable as their peers in urban schools. 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

The Rev. Lloyd Nyarota chats with masons who are building walls for the new classrooms at Saungweme Primary School in Zimbabwe. Photo by Vicki Brown, UMNS

Africa University graduates are changing the continent

As 694 Africa University graduates prepare for their June 13 commencement, some of the more than 5,500 alumni of the United Methodist university are already fulfilling the church’s vision. Read More

Imagine No Malaria Receives Care2 Innovator Award

Imagine No Malaria’s 2014 World Malaria Day campaign has been selected to receive the Care2 Innovator Award, an honor given to nonprofit causes that make a difference. The award was presented today at the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC15) in Austin, Texas. Read More

Matt Crum with United Methodist Communications and Pierre Qmadjela in Kindu, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Photo by Neelley Hicks, United Methodist Communications.

No greater gift: Communication in time of crisis

United Methodist Communications is working to strengthen communications in Cote d'Ivoire and the DRC so church leaders can better reach each other. Read More

The Rev. Damião Elias, a member of the Commission on General Conference, and interpreter Isaura Arez practice using a Bible app on a tablet. Elias, who is from Mozambique, is among nine commission members who received training from United Methodist Communications and will participate in a pilot project using the tablets. The hope is that the tools will help delegates, especially from Africa and the Philippines, in preparing for General Conference. Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS

How technology could help General Conference delegates

The United Methodist Commission on General Conference has launched a pilot project using tablet computers in hopes of easing preparation in central conferences. Read More

Apple has failed us

Bishop Grant J. Hagiya says we should remind the successful computer company of its obligation to better the world through compassion and charity, not just technology and design. Read More

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