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Students with Engineers Without Borders USA observe solar lights during a night tour at Nyadire Mission in Zimbabwe. Photo courtesy of Chenayi Kumuterera.

Solar lights increase security at Nyadire Mission

Pittsburgh students assist Zimbabweans through The Nyadire Connection and Engineers Without Borders.
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Cesar Lodiha Akoka, a theology student from Congo, helps a woman plant a seedling at Frickis Growth Point in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Akoka is one of several Africa University students working with local United Methodist congregations while studying abroad. Photo by Chenayi Kumuterera, UMNS.

Churches, AU students benefit from cultural exchange

As they host Africa University students from other countries, Zimbabwe church members teach and learn new languages, enriching partnerships.
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Claremont School of Theology students join in a campus worship service. The financially embattled United Methodist seminary continues to point toward a relocation from Claremont, Calif., to Willamette University in Salem, Oregon. Photo courtesy Claremont School of Theology.

Update: Ruling on seminary appealed

Ruling that would have eased Claremont School of Theology move to Oregon appealed.
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A Bible coated in mud lays outside Fenwick (W. Va.) United Methodist Church following heavy flooding. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Ask The UMC: How should we dispose of Bibles?

When so worn or damaged as to be no longer useable, Bibles should be disposed of with reverence and with appropriate ritual action.

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