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Democratic Republic of Congo

The history of conflict and peacemaking in the Democratic Republic of Congo have set the context for United Methodist membership growth in the region, writes Dr. David W. Scott. Read more

Global Nature

DR Congo Peacemaking

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Civil conflicts and natural disasters are but two of the challenges facing United Methodists in the Democratic Republic of Congo, writes Dr. David W. Scottt of UM & Global. Read more

Global Nature

Communicators' text messages are helping to alert people in the Democratic Republic of Congo to an outbreak of Ebola hemorrhagic fever and how to avoid it. Read more

Global Health

A team from the Eastern Pennsylvania and Peninsula-Delaware Conferences finds accomplishments and continuing needs in a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo. Read more

Global Nature

Looting by Mai-Mai rebels left two United Methodist health centers completely empty of supplies and equipment. Read more

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Eastern Pennsylvania will join colleagues from the neighboring Peninsula-Delaware conference to visit the Democratic Republic of Congo, while a second team will head to Puerto Rico. Read more

Global Health

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The Rev. Bob Walters, who pioneered a new kind of mutual mission outreach in Africa, died unexpectedly July 31 from a massive heart attack while riding his bicycle in Indiana. Read more

Ordained Ministry

DR Congo Peacemaking

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Newly installed Bishop Mande Muyombo, formerly on staff with Global Ministries, wants to bring United Methodist resources even more to making peace between warring ethnic factions in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Read more

Global Health

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Growing instability in Burundi and the Democratic Republic of Congo, where United Methodists are working for peace, has drawn attention from the World Council of Churches and the United Nations. Read more

Advocating Justice

A new round of armed violence has broken out in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, where the stress of the conflict has reportedly hastened the death of an ailing district superintendent in the disputed region. Read more

In the World

Congolese displaced

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United Methodists in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo are working intensely to halt armed violence between two warring ethnic groups and facilitate peace in the troubled region. Read more

In the World

Standing Rock Winter

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The struggle to hold on to hope in these chaotic times requires our witness to God's love and justice as Jesus taught, writes Cynthia B. Astle Read more

Views from a Ridge

DRC Children

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In a video recommended by the blog UM & Global, United Methodist missionaries Donna and Jonathan Baker tell their experiences with the differences in how Americans and Congolese interact with their children Read more

In the World

Bodies are still being recovered from an Aug. 13 massacred in Beni, DR Congo, and residents are afraid to harvest their crops, writes Judith Yanga for United Methodist News Service. Read more

Global Nature

Bishop & Farmers

Photo courtesy of Gladys P. Mangiduyos, UMNS

For a global denomination such as The United Methodist Church, Christian responses to diverse political situations requires giving church leaders the flexibility to do what is most right for their contexts, writes Dr. David W. Scott. Read more

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Vincent Machozi

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The Rev. Vincent Machozi, an alumnus of UMC-related Boston University School of Theology, was gunned down March 20 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, apparently for his work in documenting human rights abuses in the war-torn country. Read more

Advocating Justice

United Methodism has a surprising history in Francophone Africa, and David W. Scott suggests we brush up on it with the latest resources. Read more

Global Nature

Congo Group

UMNS photo by the Rev. Clayton Childers

United Methodist officials meet with leaders of the Democratic Republic of Congo regarding the violence that continues to plague the central African nation. Read more

In the Church

Rebuild Parsonage

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In a special report for UM Insight, the Rev. Bob Walters examines the enormous disparities between the United States and other parts of its global connection when it comes to the practice of ministry. Read more

In the Church

Bishop Joaquina Nhanala

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The Rev. Bob Walters, connectional ministries director for the North Katanga Conference, finds his neighbors in South Congo Conference stress church unity and women's leadership in their colorful, vibrant opening worship. Read more

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