By United Methodist News Service
OLD MUTARE, Zimbabwe — A staff member of Africa University has resigned following an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment and sexual misconduct toward female students and women related to the university.
Benon Kigozi, the school’s music lecturer and choir director, resigned April 23 after being suspended April 14 by the executive committee of the university’s board of directors. Findings of an independent investigation had been presented to the committee during the board’s annual meeting April 12-14. Allegations and complaints had been lodged against Kigozi over a two-year period, prompting the committee in November to authorize the investigation.
Vice Chancellor Rukudzo Murapa called it “a disturbing report.”
Speaking with United Methodist News Service, Kigozi denied the allegations and said he resigned because “for the last few years I have been victimized and defamed by my supervisor,” who is a woman.
In an unrelated matter, Bishop Ntambo Nkulu Ntanda will step down as chancellor of
He hopes a new chancellor is chosen by the end of 2007 or the beginning of 2008. Since 1996, he has been United Methodist bishop in the Democratic Republic of Congo and led the denomination’s North Katanga Area. In January, he was elected to a five-year term in that country’s Senate. Ntambo told the board he has struggled to be effective in his duties to the episcopacy, Senate and
“My commitment to
The United Methodist Board of Church and Society and the United Methodist Commission on Religion and Race will host “Strengthening The Black Church for the 21st Century Familiarization” June 24-27 at the
The event will give African-American church leaders an opportunity to tour the
Faith-based TV, radio spots address campus shootings
BLACKSBURG, Va. — The region surrounding Virginia Tech is receiving a faith-based message of comfort and hope from the people of The United Methodist Church through television and radio spots and newspaper ads addressing the college campus massacre.
During the week of April 23, more than 300 television spots and radio tags were reminding listeners and viewers in southwestern
All the media spots invite people to visit the Roanoke District Web site (www.roanokeumc.org) for a listing of practical suggestions about how to talk with children about the shooting to help them feel safe in a sometimes violent world. The site also helps visitors search for a local United Methodist church.
The $32,000 effort was expected to reach about 378,000 households, or 83 percent of the