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A pilot student exchange program approved by the International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges, and Universities will give students at member institutions a much wider variety of opportunities to study in a different country. – See more at: http://www.gbhem.org/article/iamscu-approves-student-exchange-pilot-program#sthash.oih95KwQ.dpuf
Professors and students at the Gbarnga School of Theology in Liberia spend time and money copying passages the students need for study because they don’t have enough books. But that could change once a pilot project using e-readers gets underway.
A check for $6,000 from the Western North Carolina Annual Conference Board of Ordained Ministry was presented to the e-reader project for theological schools in Africa, bringing the total collected for the project to $47,725.
A pilot project to provide e-readers loaded with theological texts for a seminary in Liberia has proved so successful that additional funding is being sought to expand the project to other seminaries in Africa, including Africa University, Kamina Methodist University, Kabongo Methodist University, and several others.
The Methodist E-Academy, a program using technology to provide Methodist studies to clergy and seminary students in Europe, expects a full class of 30 students to be enrolled for the first regular classes in October 2011.
A partnership agreement between Brazilian educational institutions and the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry will further the Board’s ability to “engage effectively in its global work of developing principled Christian leaders for the church and the world through the Methodist international connection and network,” said the Rev. Jerome King Del Pino, GBHEM general […]
Students are eagerly getting on board with the tools provided by the new Distance Learning Center at the Methodist University of Côte d’Ivoíre.
About 75 representatives of Methodist-related colleges and universities from 16 different countries in Asia passed a resolution to create an educational association for the purpose of collaborative and cooperative networking to foster dynamic and holistic Christian leadership in Asia and the Pacific.
Against a backdrop of gleaming, 21st century buildings and bustling commerce, Methodist scholars are recalling the horror of the world’s first atomic bomb that decimated Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, and sharing ways to prevent such tragedies in the future.
“I really like the topic of peace and reconciliation. It’s definitely something I’m interested in outside of school,” said Landon Dixon, a student at Martin Methodist College and a member of First United Methodist Church of Gatlinburg, Tenn. “An opportunity to talk with people and to come do that within The United Methodist Church was […]
The May 24-28 event was the triennial conference of the International Association of Methodist Schools, Colleges and Universities. Exploring “Peace, Reconciliation and Human Rights,” participants learned about the drastic effects of the world’s first atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, and explored ideas for creating a gospel of peace.
Alfred Degny knows information can make the difference between life and death.
Distance learning center launched in Mozambique
United Methodists showed how to throw a party with the daylong celebration of a new radio station—a celebration so joyful and energetic that it could not be dampened by downpours outside.
HIV/AIDS and frequent droughts and crop failures have made life there very difficult in Mozambique, but new technology is offering options to those who struggle to survive.
People in this West African country are receiving messages of hope along with information to enhance their lives through a new radio station launched by The United Methodist Church.
When United Methodists begin broadcasting by radio in December, they will be employing a powerful new channel for informing and educating people in this West African country.