United Methodist Committee on Relief

  • A Clarion Call to Fight HIV/AIDS - The first ever African-American Women and HIV/AIDS conference sponsored by the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund opened Thursday night March 3 at Wesley United Methodist Church in Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Letter from UMCOR Director, The Rev. Cynthia Fierro Harvey about Japan - Read an update from UMCOR top executive, Cynthia Fierro Harvey, about the United Methodist Response to the crisis in Japan.
  • Myanmar: Emergency Response Training Program Builds Future Leaders - It is potentially one of the least interesting aspects of humanitarian work: disaster response training. But according to director, Ngwe Thein, ongoing training and cooperative learning efforts for young people are critical to the future of Myanmar.
  • Shepherd or Sheep - At the recent African-American Women and HIV/AIDS conference held in Columbia, South Carolina March 3-5, guest speaker Dr. Bambi Gaddist, executive director of the South Carolina HIV/AIDS Council, engaged participants with a question: “Are you the shepherd or the sheep?”
  • UMCOR Assesses Response to Pacific Emergency - The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is connecting with partners to assess damages and needs resulting from the powerful 8.9-magnitude earthquake and 33-foot-high tsunami that rocked Japan today.
  • UMCOR Responds to Japan Emergency - The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) has partnered with the United Church of Christ in Japan (UCCJ) and first-responder GlobalMedic to bring immediate relief to communities in Japan affected by last week’s 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami.