Ebola Crisis

West Africa sees renewed hope with dip in Ebola cases

United Methodists in Sierra Leone joined other citizens in celebrating a new year with fresh hope of ending the Ebola epidemic there. Daily reports of new cases are sometimes in… Read more

News Service poll: Ebola voted top story of 2014

The worst Ebola outbreak in history — along with The United Methodist Church’s mobilization to ease suffering and fight the spread of the deadly virus — was the biggest story… Read more

Food arrives in time for Christmas in Ebola-ravaged village

MONROVIA, Liberia (UMNS)—A $15,000 Ebola response grant from the United Methodist Committee on Relief has made Christmas a lot brighter for 350 families in the Topoe Village, outside of Monrovia,… Read more

Ebola distressing Africans at home and in U.S.

The Ebola crisis continues to take a toll on lives in West Africa but also among many Africans living in America, including some who belong to EPA Conference churches. Bishop… Read more

Bishops’ letter urges compassion, not stigmatization in Ebola crisis

UMNS–Oklahoma City, Okla.: Representatives of the Council of Bishops and the General Board of Global Ministries issued a letter to the people of The United Methodist Church on behalf of… Read more

Church members in Liberia afflicted with the Ebola virus

A Liberian district superintendent said two United Methodist pastors and nearly 20 church members have died of what is believed to be Ebola, and others are have been quarantined because… Read more

United Methodist Church Responds to Ebola

United Methodist Bishop John K. Yambasu, Chairman of the Religious Leaders Task Force, demonstrates a new way of greeting instead of the traditional handshake. New traditions are being created to… Read more