Categories: News

Conferences near goal for Congo rape survivors’ center

By Kathy L. Gilbert
Jan. 17, 2018 | UMNS

United Methodist conferences are nearing their goal to build a center that will give Congolese rape survivors a chance to heal and overcome the crippling stigma that makes them outcasts.

Three U.S. United Methodist conferences partnering with the East Congo Conference are just $33,000 away from a $350,000 fundraising target.

East Congo has been called the “rape capital of the world” — a place where rape is used a weapon of war. The California-Pacific, Memphis and Tennessee conferences are working to build the Mama Lynn Center in Kindu. The center is named for Lynn McAlilly, the spouse of Nashville Area Bishop William T. (Bill) McAlilly.

The Rev. Neelley Hicks, founder of Harper Hill Global, is co-coordinator of the campaign, Congo Women Arise, serving alongside the Rev. Bill Lovell.

READ FULL STORY
Communications

Recent Posts

the current (8/16/18)

By Rev. Darin Arntson, Associate Director of Leadership of the California-Pacific Conference of The United Methodist Church I am excited…

3 days ago

Camp Lazy W Ranch Evacuated from Holy Fire

Camp Lazy W Ranch is in a mandatory evacuation situation due to the Holy fire which is currently about 3…

1 week ago

Official Summary of the 34th Annual Session of the California-Pacific Conference

Songs of praise and celebration ushered in the Spirit of God and enlivened the hearts of some 1,200 United Methodists…

1 month ago

AC2018 – UM Daily (Saturday, 6/16/18)

The UM Daily, which is the official minutes of the Conference once in the Conference Journal*, for Saturday, June 16,…

1 month ago

Bishop Hagiya’s Appointments Announcement 2018 (July 1, 2018)

We are pleased to announce that as of July 1, 2018, Bishop Grant J. Hagiya appoints the following pastors to…

2 months ago

Declaración Pastoral en Apoyo a las Familias Detenidas y Separadas

La misión del Comité de Trabajo de Inmigración es ayudar a equipar a nuestras Conferencias Anuales que estén en ministerio…

2 months ago