STRONG ROOTS AND A
Education is an integral part of the Methodist Movement led by John Wesley and Charles Wesley in 18th century England. Kingswood School was the first Methodist school, founded by John Wesley on June 24, 1748, and is still in existence today. Methodist education has developed significantly, represented today by more than 1,000 institutions in 80 countries.
The Wesleyan and Methodist tradition of education unites knowledge and vital piety. In this tradition, teaching and learning have a social and spiritual emphasis. Education is the key to eradicate slavery, poverty, hunger, illiteracy, unemployment and many other forms of oppression worldwide. Education is the key to promote peace, development and well-being.
Africa Association of Methodist Institutions of Higher Education
Asia Pacific Association of Methodist Educational Institutinos
Methodist Theological Schools in Europe
Latin American Association of Methodist Educational Institutions
National Association of Schools and Colleges of The United Methodist Church
There are more than 1,000 schools, colleges, theological seminaries and universities in 80 countries related to IAMSCU.
Among them are Duke University (USA), Africa University (Zimbabwe), Emory University (USA), Aoyama Gakuin University (Japan), Methodist University of São Paulo (Brazil), Reutlingen School of Theology (Germany), Kenya Methodist University (Kenya), Westminster School (Australia) and Yonsei University (South Korea).