Tag: Mozambique

Zunguze, Escrivâo Anglaze (1914-1980)
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Zunguze, Escrivâo Anglaze (1914-1980)

First African Bishop in The Methodist Church Born in Mozambique in 1914, Zunguze became a Christian through his wife, Thelma, who was a graduate of the Hartzell’s Girl School in Chicuque. He was educated at a Methodist Episcopal Church school in Inhambane province, at the Cambine mission, and Old Umtali in then-Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe),...

Dodge, Ralph Edward
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Dodge, Ralph Edward

Mission Bishop Promoted Indigenous Leaders Ralph E. Dodge was an outspoken advocate for racial justice in Africa and the last white bishop of the United Methodist Church in Zimbabwe (Rhodesia) during that country’s colonial era. Dodge’s 1956 election as a Methodist bishop for central and southern Africa marked the only time that an American Methodist...

Taylor, William (1821-1902)
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Taylor, William (1821-1902)

Methodist Episcopal missionary bishop, mission theorist, and holiness advocate Born to Stuart and Martha (Hickman) Taylor in Rockbridge County, Virginia, Taylor was converted in 1841 at a Methodist Episcopal camp meeting. Appointed a Methodist missionary to California (1849), he ministered without salary to Native Americans and Chinese immigrants, and to the sick and the poor....