United Methodist Committee on Relief


UMCOR News Stories 2012

24 Dec 2012 A Child Will Lead Them – A Christmas Message from Thomas Kemper
The head of Global Ministries offers reflections from a recent visit to Bethlehem.
21 Dec 2012 2012 Disaster Response
A UMNS report on disaster-response efforts by United Methodists during 2012.
21 Dec 2012 UMNS Video
Border Separates Families at Christmas United Methodist missionaries are part of an effort to unite families divided by deportations and immigration.
21 Dec 2012 Partners Make Change Sustainable
In Zimbabwe, UMCOR involves local leaders in the fight against malaria.
20 Dec 2012 Living Chabadza in Zimbabwe
Imagine No Malaria Field Coordinator Ashley Gish blogs about her recent experience in Zimbabwe at a net distribution.
20 Dec 2012 Mission Challenges, an Advent Reflection
Mission challenges our lives and our faith.
20 Dec 2012 Becoming an Immigrant Welcoming Congregation
United Methodists affirm the worth, dignity, inherent value, and rights of all people.
19 Dec 2012 Lighting the Way
The Immigrant Welcoming Congregations in the UMC West Ohio Conference offer a thoughtful Advent resource.
19 Dec 2012 This IS the Day to Stop Gun Violence
The General Board of Church and Society has issued an action alert related to the Newtown shooting.
18 Dec 2012 A Gift of Hope with Wings
Following an outpouring of pennies, dollars, and Congolese Francs, the people of North Katanga are about to receive a gift of hope with wings.
18 Dec 2012 “Green Rebuilding” More Possible Than Ever
Looming climate change demands church response in disaster recovery.
17 Dec 2012 Malaria-fighting partnership all about nets
UMC launches phase 2 of Imagine No Malaria campaign, in Zimbabwe.
17 Dec 2012 From Japan: Call for Recovery and Future Safety
Faith leaders speak as one after conference on nuclear issues.
14 Dec 2012 Theology of Stigma
For those living with HIV and AIDS, stigma is sin.
13 Dec 2012 2012: Hunger spiked when disaster struck
Disasters like Super-storm Sandy compound need.
13 Dec 2012 Hard Work and Hope in Advent
In Advent, we recall that out of “travail” hope and new life may be born.
12 Dec 2012 Energy Poison: The Invisible Enemy
Inter-religious conference in Japan raises concerns stemming from 2011 triple disaster.
11 Dec 2012 Typhoon lessons learned in Philippines
United Methodist missionary reports that disaster risk reduction training minimized the impact of Typhoon Bopha.
11 Dec 2012 Faith Communities Ask: What If?
At a California gathering, faith communities ask if they’re prepared for disasters.
10 Dec 2012 Philippines: Relief after Typhoon
UMCOR responds to category-5 storm in the Philippines.
7 Dec 2012 Radical Hospitality and HIV/AIDS
Maryland church welcomes people living with HIV and AIDS.
6 Dec 2012 Advent is an Action Word
UMCOR Philippines Director Ciony Eduarte offers an Advent reflection.
4 Dec 2012 Is Your Disaster Theology Inclusive?
Getting to know your community is part of disaster preparedness.
3 Dec 2012 Afghanistan: Decade of Struggle – And More To Do
UMCOR marks 10 years in Afghanistan
28 Nov 2012 They Were Beyond Human
New Jersey storm survivor praises the work of UMCOR-trained responders.