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Social Concerns
Sithembiso Nyoni, Zimbabwe’s Women and Youth Affairs minister, visits a booth at a recent economic expo hosted by The United Methodist Church in Marange, Zimbabwe. Nyoni was the guest of honor at the event, which aimed to offer business opportunities to people living in rural communities. Photo by Priscilla Muzerengwa, UMNS.

Church aims to empower Zimbabwe’s poorest

Business expo, local markets provide opportunities to people living in poverty in rural communities.
The Revs. Shannon E. Sullivan, Emily Peck-McClain, and Lauren Chafin Lobenhofer.

Commentary: Gender and effective church leadership

Three United Methodist clergy write that separating out leadership roles by gender harms all of us.
Social Concerns
United Methodist Women in Liberia display signs to protest against the rising wave of violence against women and girls in Liberia. The peaceful demonstration took place during the group’s 72nd annual session, held Jan. 21-27 in Marshall, Liberia. Photo by E Julu Swen, UMNS.

UMW in Liberia focuses on ending violence against women

As part of its five-year strategic plan, United Methodist Women aims to help women and girls by providing safe homes, counseling, legal and medical services, education and other aid.
Social Concerns
Christina Schmidt, a volunteer with the Malawi Conference women’s organization, teaches young women how to make meatballs during training in Blantyre, Malawi. Photo by Francis Nkhoma, UMNS.

Young underprivileged women gain hope in Malawi

Malawi Conference training focuses on education, gender-based violence, dating and courtship, and spirituality.

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