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Zimbabwe Area Bishop Eben K. Nhiwatiwa, episcopal leader for the Zimbabwe East and Zimbabwe West conferences, joins hands with other Christians and political leaders at a national prayer breakfast and dialogue Feb. 7 in Harare, Zimbabwe. Photo by Tarui Emmanuel Maforo, UMNS.

Amid political unrest, Zimbabwe churches lead dialogue

United Methodist Bishop Eben K. Nhiwatiwa calls for consensus building in the highly polarized nation.
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The Rev. Alan Masimba Gurupira, Zimbabwe Episcopal Area, talks about The United Methodist Church’s plans for existing land in Africa during an agricultural summit held Jan. 13-16 in Johannesburg. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah.

African agriculture summit sparks new ideas, plans

Gathering draws together people of different perspectives and backgrounds to discuss how The United Methodist Church could make better use of the land.
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Nordic and Baltic Area Bishop Christian Alsted says European and Eurasian delegates to the upcoming special General Conference are concerned about “political maneuvering” by caucus groups within The United Methodist Church. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

European, Eurasian delegates unhappy with lobbying​

Delegates meet in Germany ahead of special session of General Conference
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Liturgical dancers participate in the Dec. 18 dedication of the Manila Agency Center in the Philippines, along with area bishops (left) and other guests. Photo by Tim Tanton, UMNS.

Agencies open ministry center in Philippines

The United Methodist Board of Global Ministries and United Methodist Communications are strengthening their presence in Southeast Asia with new office in Manila.

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