Thursday, July 18, 2019 to Sunday, July 21, 2019
elmira Nazombe
elmira Nazombe is an African American educator who  has worked in the areas of social and economic justice and human rights for over five decades. She was an Executive Secretary for Racial Justice for United Methodist Women for seven years, from 2004-2011. She is the author of the Leaders and Participants guides for the 2017 Living as a Covenant Community mission study, and the 2006 mission study Globalization and Its Impact on People’s Lives; co-author of the leader’s guide for the mission study God’s People in an Urban Culture.  She has taught a number of UMW mission studies over the years including:  Sudan, Economics, Covenant Community, African Children, Globalization,  and God’s People in an Urban Culture.  She was part of the team of writers for A Mission Journey: A Handbook for Volunteers, published by the General Board of Global Ministries.

For the last five years, elmira has taught the introductory courses for the Social Justice minor for the Women’s and Gender Studies Department at Rutgers University in New Jersey, hoping to nurture a new generation of social justice activists.

She has worked for a variety of ecumenical organizations including Church World Service, All Africa Conference of Churches, and National Christian Council of Kenya. She has been active for the last 20 years as a social justice educator. Trained as both an educator and an urban planner. She holds bachelor and  doctorate degrees in education, focused on using education to work for social and economic transformation. She holds a masters degree in urban planning.