Education

Theology and Education
Girls outnumber boys at The United Methodist Church’s Arnoldine Mission in Zimbabwe, but that’s not the case at the mission’s primary and secondary schools. School officials say the numbers of girls enrolled in school is worrisome. By Kudzai Chingwe.

Mission’s schools see drop in girls’ enrollment

Despite a higher birth rate at United Methodist Arnoldine Mission, fewer girls attend the primary and secondary schools.
Theology and Education
Claudine Migisha (right) receives congratulations from Wehnam Dabale, upon her graduation from Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe. Migisha, from Goma, Congo, was part of the United Methodist-related school's 25th graduating class. Dabale is the university's international student advisor. Photo courtesy of Africa University.

526 Africa University graduates in 2019 class

New graduates of the United Methodist university come from 22 African countries, but share a passion for change.
Local Church
The Rev. Schubert Ogden, a longtime professor at Perkins School of Theology, died June 6 in Louisville, Colorado, near Boulder and Denver. He was 91. Photo from Wikimedia Commons, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license.

Theologian Ogden pushed himself and his students

Longtime Perkins professor offered challenging ideas about Christian faith and was a taskmaster for students, leaning on them to think deeply and clearly.
Evangelism
Students practice traditional dance and music at Ngundu Primary School in Buhera, Zimbabwe. The once-ailing school now has new classrooms and teacher quarters built through the Chabadza Community Development Program, a partnership between The United Methodist Church in Norway and Zimbabwe. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UMNS.

Chabadza partnership revives ailing school

The Chabadza Community Development Program, a partnership between The United Methodist Church in Norway and Zimbabwe, saves village school from closing.

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