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The Men's Association of the United Methodist Church, Harare West District, sings during the 2013 Palm Sunday service in the Kwang Lim Chapel at Africa University. A UMNS photo by Kathleen Barry.; Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

Cultural traditions enhance Easter

United Methodists around the world celebrate Christ’s Resurrection in diverse ways. Read More

Munashe Furusa, Africa University

New top exec named for Africa University

Munashe Furusa, a Zimbabwean and dean from California State University, Dominguez Hills, was elected as the new vice chancellor of United Methodist-related Africa University. Read More

Zimbabwe church moves against domestic violence

Zimbabwe Area Bishop Eben Nhiwatiwa calls the church to take an active role in helping end abuse. “There is an opportunity for preventive ministry.” Read More

Gloria Holt, then lay leader of the North Alabama Annual (regional) Conference, delivers the laity address at the 2004 United Methodist General Conference in Pittsburgh. Holt, who served as former president of the United Methodist Association of Annual Conference Lay Leaders, died Aug. 28, 2013. A UMNS file photo by Mike DuBose.

Gloria Holt, prominent lay leader, dies

She served at every level of the denomination, but her greatest passion was disciple-making at the local church. Read More

Academy makes young African entrepreneurs

In an annual conference where one-sixth of the members are youth, United Methodists are reaching out in new ways. Read More

Africa U. to offer palliative care degree

Palliative care treats the whole person - body, mind and spirit. Read More

Chabadza! Zimbabwe-Norway project pays off

Tradition of lending a helping hand results in new medical facility for mothers and babies and other projects on the boards. Read More

Zimbabwe preschool struggles but succeeds

'Ministering church' serves through preschool begun in 2009 with three teachers and operating from makeshift facilities in church hall. Read More

Athanasius Mphuru, is recognized as a

Africa U. celebrates its first 20 years

“A dream dreamed in the 1800s is still coming true in 2013 at Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe.” Read More

An educator from the Alliance Biblique de Côte d'Ivoire conducts a public health lesson on AIDS in the sanctuary at Jerusalem Parish United Methodist Church in Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire in November 2008. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

The untold story of African AIDS relief

Zimbabwean United Methodists lead way in caring for HIV/AIDS patients and talking about what has been taboo to discuss. Read More

Africa U. to celebrate 20 years of progress

More than 4,000 from 23 African nations have graduated since United Methodists built world-class university, fulfilling a dream from 1800s. Read More

Africa University host to continental summit

The World Methodist Evangelism Institute taps school as site for its global gathering on the African continent. Read More

Communications key to future, Africans told

Africa University vice chancellor encourages United Methodist communicators to use all available channels to reach communities. Read More

Africa U. students become mission interns

United Methodist generosity provides education and improves future of many young people. Read More

African students urged to be entrepreneurs

Africa University's 20th graduating class is told, 'Let this not be the end of learning. Make this the beginning.' Read More

‘Mrs. Africa U.’ Nancy Mikell Carruth dies

Africa University pioneer Carruth submitted legislation to establish The United Methodist Church's first university on the African continent. Read More

Africa becomes theology professor’s passion

Through Africa University connections, Otterbein professor forges connection with Muslim women in Malawi. Read More

Hope for Inmates

Chaplain champions the HOPE program, a support group in which prisoners write letters to children in Africa and send money for school fees. View

Africa University Requests Financial Support

Zimbabwe's economic crisis shows few signs of easing, and United Methodist-related Africa University has issued another urgent call for financial support from the denomination. Read More

Zimbabwe’s Economic Woes Create Urgent Funding Need

Operating in a nation beset by economic and political crises, Africa University has issued an urgent plea for United Methodist congregations to fulfill their 2008 financial obligations to the Zimbabwe-based school. Read More

Nothing But Nets Nets Over $18 Million To Date

In its first year, the Nothing But Nets campaign raised over $18 million from more than 60,000 donors. A new report issued by the United Nations Foundation, creator of the grassroots campaign, indicates that... Read More