World Church News April 2018

The Methodist Church
April 2018

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The Methodist Church

In this edition of World Church News, we read of fresh hope for North and South Korea, a new era of unity in Benin, and meet our newest Mission Partner.

Ending the cold winter of division


The love of sport has long had a unifying effect on people. In fact, in ancient times, a ‘sacred truce’ would be announced before the Olympic Games began, calling off all wars so that people could travel to the Games in peace. It is unsurprising, therefore, that the Games continue to have a unifying effect, and that peace and unity are both symbols of the Olympics. Read more

Methodists and Baptists hold talks


During March, representatives from the World Methodist Council and the Baptist World Alliance spent a week together at Sarum College, Salisbury. The meeting was the last of the rounds of conversations of the international dialogue between Methodists and Baptists. Read more

EPMB holds its first synod since reunification

In February, the Eglise Protestante Méthodiste du Benin (EPMB) held its first synod since the Church was reconciled and reunified in 2016. Read more


Meet our newest (and oldest!) mission partner


At 76 years of age, our newest mission partner Anne Baldwin is also our oldest mission partner. Anne is from Lancashire.

A few years ago, she felt that God was calling her to undertake overseas mission, and in the spring of 2016 she became the first ever participant on our Encounter Worldwide programme. Read more

Donate to the World Mission Fund

All the Partner Churches, partner organisations, NMA postholders, scholarship students and mission partners that you regularly read about in World Church News are supported by the Methodist Church World Mission Fund, through the sharing of both resources and personnel. Donate now


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