Theology and Education

Mission and Ministry
The Christian year includes the central seasons of Christmas and Easter followed by Ordinary Time. The colors associated with the different seasons express visually what is happening in the life of the church. Each color symbolizes the nature of the festival being celebrated. Graphic by Laurens Glass, United Methodist Communications.

Ask The UMC: What is Ordinary Time?

The Christian year includes the central seasons of Christmas and Easter followed by Ordinary Time.
Mission and Ministry
Science students and their teacher, Nyashirai Cletus Maruni, celebrate the installation of a new science laboratory at the United Methodist Hanwa Secondary School in Macheke, Zimbabwe. Funds for the laboratory were provided by Zimbabwe Volunteers in Mission. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

New science lab grows options for students

United Methodist Hanwa Secondary School gets state-of-the-art science laboratory, new library with help from Zimbabwe Volunteers in Mission.
Theology and Education
James Salley speaks about his vision for Africa University, the United Methodist-related institution in Zimbabwe. Salley was recently named president and chief executive officer of Africa University (Tennessee) Inc. He continues in his role as associate vice chancellor for institutional advancement. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

James Salley on growing tomorrow’s African leaders

On the occasion of being named president and chief executive officer of Africa University (Tennessee) Inc., James Salley looks back on the 30-year history of the United Methodist university in Zimbabwe and shares his hopes for the future.
Theology and Education
The Claremont School of Theology in Claremont, Calif., faces a court order to sell its Claremont campus to The Claremont Colleges, a neighboring consortium. Given the relatively low price the seminary would get under a 1957 legal agreement that the court found is still valid, the United Methodist seminary is considering appealing or seeking arbitration. Photo courtesy of the Claremont School of Theology.

Claremont School of Theology ordered to sell campus

United Methodist seminary’s challenges mount as court enforces a 1957 repurchase agreement with neighboring consortium.

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