Methodists

Photoessay: A Methodist sanctuary for Zimbabwe’s refugees

August 8, 2013
About 1 million Zimbabweans now reside in South Africa, accounting for about 7% of the population. The Central Methodist Mission in downtown Johannesburg has offered shelter and job advice to thousands of Zimbabweans fleeing political violence. All photographs by Charlie Shoemaker for The Wall Street Journal. See related stories Welcoming the ...

American novel explores the role of the Central Methodist Church in Johannesburg in aiding Zimbabwean immigrants

May 1, 2013
After a career shift from the development sector to journalism and other writing, Lexington [Massachusetts, USA] native Christa Kuljian decided to focus an investigation on one of the main centers of South Africa’s immigrant population. Her novel, Sanctuary, explores the role of the Central Methodist Church in Johannesburg, South Africa, in ...

Methodist gospel outfit challenged by poor marketing and music production practices

March 21, 2013
Up-and-coming gospel outfits in Kwekwe are facing a challenge to make it in the mainstream musical industry. Part of the issue is their marketing strategy, with piracy being another factor. This challenge has not only affected Kwekwe gospel groups but it has spread across the country with notable big players in ...

Rev. Tsitsi Nakoma Moyo, educated female preacher serving American Methodists and Zimbabwean prisoners

February 8, 2013
The Rev. Tsitsi Nakoma Moyo sat at a table in her office, looking down at her Dunkin’ Donuts coffee while she slid the cup between her hands. She talked about her family, her faith, feminism and sweet potatoes, but mostly about her journey to two small Maine churches in the ...

ZINATHA’s Prof Gordon Chavunduka dies at 82

January 14, 2013
Former University of Zimbabwe Vice-Chancellor and MDC-T senior official Professor Gordon Lloyd Chavunduka has died. He was 82. Prof Chavunduka was president of the Zimbabwe National Traditional Healers’ Association (ZINATHA) and published numerous books on traditional medicine. The MDC-T confirmed Chavunduka’s death, saying he had been unwell for the past couple of years ...

Mapisarema Voices to launch third album in Kwekwe

December 14, 2012
A local gospel group, Mapisarema Voices, will serenade Kwekwe, Midlands Province, music lovers with blessed harmonies as they are set to launch their third album entitled Tarirai Jesu Pamuchinjikwa. The album launch at Methodist church in Mbizo Central this coming Sunday coincides with the group’s third anniversary. Mbizo is a high density suburb in Kwekwe. ...

Methodist Church-run Hartzell school needs your help to raise USD 2 million

November 21, 2012
Just months after spearheading an ambitious project to raise USD 20 million for the University of Zimbabwe, Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara has outlined a rescue plan for his old school – Hartzell High School in Mutare – which he says has “fallen on hard times.” Mutambara was guest of honour ...

Probes of child abuse at Methodist school in Marondera

November 14, 2012
Zimbabwean authorities are investigating allegations of child abuses at the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe-run Waddilove Primary School in Marondera (72 km east of Harare). A pupil was sexually assaulted on July 18 this year. A 13-year-old boy was convicted of sodomy by a Marondera magistrate earlier this month. The case follows reports ...

UMC missionaries visit Zimbabwe, Malawi

November 12, 2012
A group of seven people visited  the village of Mutambara in Manicaland  for a week last September, where they checked in on the Hope Center that Acworth United Methodist Church helped build. Along with Rev. James Gwin, senior pastor of the US state of Georgia-based church, the group included Shirley Rose, who has represented ...

Video: The Upper Room daily devotional guide for Zimbabwe

November 9, 2012
Pastor Phillip Musharu, Deputy Administrative Assistant to United Methodist Church Bishop Eben Nhiwatiwa
 and Conference Connectional Ministries Director has a vision. Phillip hopes to see a self-sustaining ministry through which 10,000 copies of each issue of The Upper Room daily devotional guide consistently reach the people of Zimbabwe.  [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTnae8rqXA0] ...
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