UMCOR

United Methodist Committee on Relief

Refugees

UMCOR is responding to the needs of refugees through our close partner Church World Service and its network of over 35 refugee resettlement sites across the country.

UMCOR seeks to meet the needs of refugees and build more welcoming communities by facilitating partnerships between newcomers and local United Methodist congregations.

In addition, UMCOR offers a small number of Refugee Ministry Grants to strengthen projects connected to the church that serve immigrants and refugees. Projects must be community based and have a relationship with a local United Methodist church.

Read how UMCOR is responding to global migration around the world. 

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Justice For Our Neighbors (NJFON) is a network of legal clinics based in United Methodist churches around the country. NJFON's goal is to provide hospitality and compassion to low-income immigrants through immigration legal services, advocacy, and education. JFON was founded in 1999 as a ministry within UMCOR.

If you or your congregation feels called to refugee ministry, please contact Joya Colon-Berezin, Ecumenical Relations Coordinator for the Church World Service Immigration and Refugee Program at 212-870-3304 or jcberezin@cwsglobal.org

Refugee News

A Statement on the Reduction of Refugees Admitted to the United States
General Secretary Thomas Kemper responds to the reduction of refugees admitted to the United States and calls for United Methodists to speak for chang ...
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Accompanying Migrants in Germany
Global Mission Fellows Peter Karanja and Taurai Jokonya describe their work with International and Migrant Ministries in Frankfurt, Germany.
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Across the U.S., United Methodists welcome immigrants
Jesus did not ask for anyone’s credentials before healing, feeding and sharing God’s love,” says Judith Siaba of the Northern Illinois Annual Conferen ...
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Advocacy for Our Neighbors
United Methodists respond to Trump administration decision to end DACA.
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Coming Home: Tragedy and Hope in Iraq
When innocent civilians in northern Iraq came home after being displaced by ISIS, thousands were injured or killed by bombs hidden around their homes. ...
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