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Transporting e-readers from Nashville to the Wembo Nyama Faculty of Theology in the Congo Central Conference involved removing fallen trees blocking the road. The e-readers will provide resources for theological education for pastors-in-training in the heart of the Congo.

E-readers transform theological education in Congo

A first-person account of the 600-mile inland trek to deliver e-readers and training to students and faculty at Patrice Emery Lumumba University in Congo. Read More

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Technology can transform lives for the better. United Methodist Communications can work with you to develop a strategy for your ministry beyond the U.S. Email us at ICT4D@umcom.org or call us at 877-281-6535.

Transporting e-readers from Nashville to the Wembo Nyama Faculty of Theology in the Congo Central Conference involved removing fallen trees blocking the road. The e-readers will provide resources for theological education for pastors-in-training in the heart of the Congo.  Photo by Pierre Omadjela, UMNS.

E-readers transform theological education in Congo

A first-person account of the 600-mile inland trek to deliver e-readers and training to students and faculty at Patrice Emery Lumumba University in Congo. Read More

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Second Ebola prevention video produced in hopes of averting next outbreak

"Information is one of the great weapons in the fight against Ebola." United Methodist Communications teams with Chocolate Moose Media and UNICEF to create animated video, “Ebola: In Praise of... Read More

April Mercado: Without communication, there will be no food

When disaster strikes, she’s on the frontlines. Shareable video profile of special project manager shows how communications “relief” impacts disaster relief. Read More

Charlie Moore (left) and staff at the Methodist Mission School in Murewa, Zimbabwe, pose with the school's first e-reader. The Volunteer-in-Mission team from the Baltimore/Washington Conference is bringing 75 more e-readers to the school in March 2016.  Photo courtesy of Charlie Moore.

Church partners with Worldreader to help Zimbabwean students

A chance conversation at the Game Changers Summit technology conference led to a partnership to provide e-readers to an African school. Read More

A training class in the Philippines hosted by United Methodist Communications in 2015. Photo courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Training equips United Methodist leaders worldwide

In 2015, more than 530 church leaders outside of the U.S. experienced in-person training hosted by United Methodist Communications in a wide range of diverse communities. Read More

Installing Solar Suitcase lighting at Shungu Clinic in Kamina, Democratic Republic of Congo. Photo by Neelley Hicks, United Methodist Communications.

Surgery by candlelight: Solar lights save lives

Imagine that you are a doctor performing surgery and suddenly the room is plunged into darkness. Find out how a simple “suitcase” is transforming lives through technology. Read More

Video image of 3D printer from 2015 Game Changers Summit. Image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Shareable Video: Global experts describe impact of communcations technology

Check out video clips of Game Changers Summit speakers and find out how new technology is making a difference in the lives of people around the world. Read More

Global gadgets, small-town churches: Using the latest technology at home

At the 2015 Game Changers Summit, global experts showed how new technology is making a difference in developing countries. Can a local church use high tech at home? Yes! Read More

The Rev. David Valera gives the sermon during morning worship at the United Methodist Communications Game Changers Summit in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Conference attendees encouraged to ‘change the world’

Communications technology can overcome cultural barriers and help those in need, attendees at the 2015 Game Changers Summit are told. Read More

Revi Sterling speaks about the empowerment of women through the use of communications technology during the United Methodist Communications Game Changers Summit in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

The church can help close the technology gap for women

“Women bear the brunt of poverty, and if you don’t have access to information, you stay under-empowered.” Revi Sterling's work centers on gender inequity in technology. Read More

The Rev. Neelley Hicks welcomes attendees to the United Methodist Communications Game Changers Summit in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Ground-breaking technologies mean empowerment

2015 Game Changers Summit features leaders in using modern technologies to empower the poor. Read More

The Rev. Betty Kazadi Musau of the Democratic Republic of Congo gives the sermon during opening worship at the Game Changers Summit at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

The Rev. Betty Kazadi Musau: Technology saves lives

From text messages on disease prevention to monitoring maternity patients, pastor has seen first-hand the impact of mobile communication. Musau will speak at 2015 Game Changers Summit. Read More

Warren McGuffin shows the raised-bed garden where okra has been planted at the Thomas Food Project in Thomas, Haiti. McGuffin is director of sustainability for the project. 2013 file photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Project helps 6 Haiti schools go solar

United Methodist volunteer teams supported by California-Nevada Conference have equipped six schools in Thomas, Haiti, with crucial technology. Read More

Thane Richard (left) is publisher and chief operating officer of Outernet. Outernet uses capacity on a global satellite network to beam data from the open Internet to users with a receiver, similar to the way radio works. Photo courtesy of Thane Richard.

Thane Richard: Librarian for the World

A new global satellite network can beam information to those without Internet service. The publisher of “Humanity’s Public Library” will speak at upcoming technology conference. Read More

Revi Sterling: Technology gives women a voice

Revi Sterling is changing the game for women in developing countries, one cell phone at a time. “Women have a lot of things to say and often, only men have... Read More

April Gonzaga-Mercado (right) and Isaac Broune lead a panel discussion on using communications as aid as part of the Game Changers Summit at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

2015 Game Changers Summit

3D printers, drones and the ‘Outernet.’ The future of communications technology is here and it’s shaping the way the church is helping others around the world. Join the conversation. Read More

John Kaumba Makulu, left, and the Rev. Chris Tshitenga work together on a video about community health workers and a United Methodist Communications training in Kamina. Tshitenga plans to develop a radio story from the video. Photo by Vicki Brown, UMNS

Church media form new Africa radio network

United Methodist radio stations in Africa hope partnership will provide more stories and generate income. Read More

Julio Malikane, right, program director of Medic Mobile, demonstrates the text messaging system used by community health workers. Phillippe Kituka Lolonga, the East Congo Conference communicator, looks on. Photo by Neelley Hicks, UMNS

Church best way to reach rural Africa

Community health workers armed with mobile phones can lead African communities in saving the lives of mothers and babies. Read More

Using Technology for Social Good

An Exploration of Best Practice in the Use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) for Development. Read More

Ebola: A Poem for the Living

United Methodist Communications, Chocolate Moose Media and iheed have produced an animated video for use in West Africa that helps dispel myths about how Ebola is spread and promotes prevention. View

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