New Resources

August 13, 2008

• A new study guide is available to help the Christian community mobilize against atrocities in Sudan. Not on Our Watch Christian Companion: Biblical Reflections on the Mission to End Genocide in Darfur and Beyond is an eight-week study written by Bill Mefford, director of civil and human rights for the United Methodist Board of Church and Society (GBCS), and Greg Leffel, president of One Horizon Foundation. The resource was published by The ENOUGH Project in association with GBCS and One Horizon Foundation, and can be ordered at — UMNS

• Online classes for local pastors in the United States, theology classes in Europe, and a master’s in business program in Mozambique are underway or will be by September. Partnerships the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry (GBHEM) has formed with other agencies, annual conferences, seminaries, and Methodist educational institutions around the world are now bearing fruit, said the Rev. Mary Ann Moman, Associate General Secretary in GBHEM’s Division of Ordained Ministry. Students registered July 12 for the first distance-learning classes offered by Africa University’s first satellite campus in Maputo, Mozambique. Classes for candidates to become licensed local pastors in the United States went on line August 1, and 15 students are enrolled for the first semester of the Methodist e-Academy in Europe, which starts in September. — Vicki Brown (GBHEM)