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News January 23, 2012 posted by

20 years of Africa University

By Jessica Connor and the Rev. Kathy James. It began as a dream some said would never come to fruition. Now, on the eve of its 20th birthday, Africa University serves as the foundation of United Methodist higher education on the continent of Africa. And it is thanks in part to the significant role South Carolina United Methodists have played in the university’s development.

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Editor's Views December 16, 2011 posted by

Season of change

By Jessica Connor. It’s been a busy year, one filled with wave upon wave of uplifting, inspirational tales of Christians being God’s hands in the world. We’ve seen our share of sad times, too—friends and loved ones lost, a longtime ministry closing its doors, daily challenges in our families, communities, our nation and our world.

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News November 21, 2011 posted by

Peace in Sudan, peace everywhere

By Jessica Connor. The horrors still haunt him: the gunfire that ripped his tiny village apart, the terrified screams of neighbors and friends as their homes were set ablaze, the 2,000-mile walk he and other young boys were forced to take to a refugee camp in Kenya, all the while fearing soldiers would slice him limb from limb.

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