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22 Sep 2017 Building a Vibrant National Immigrant Justice Ministry
Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON) presents six stories from its offices across the United States.
20 Sep 2017 UMCOR Responds to Hurricane Maria
UMCOR is in communications with its partners in the Caribbean region and is ready to provide relief to survivors of hurricane Maria.
12 Sep 2017 UMCOR Responds to Disasters Around the World in 2017
In the wake of recent disasters in the United States and internationally, UMCOR is working with its partners to meet the needs of those in impacted areas.
8 Sep 2017 UMCOR Responds to Hurricane Irma
UMCOR is working with disaster coordinators and early response teams to provide relief to those impacted by hurricane Irma.
28 Aug 2017 UMCOR Responds to Harvey
UMCOR is working with disaster coordinators and early response teams to provide relief to the many survivors of hurricane Harvey.
24 Aug 2017 Syrian Refugees Receive Relief in Lebanon
Half of Syrian refugees are between the ages of 10 and 24, and most are forced to drop out of school due to the crisis. To reach these children, UMCOR provided 45,000 Syrian children with relief suppl ...
21 Aug 2017 Responding to Mudslides in Sierra Leone
On Monday, August 14, 2017, Sierra Leone experienced torrential rain, triggering a series of heavy floods and mudslides in Freetown, the capital of Sierra Leone.
16 Aug 2017 New Class of EarthKeepers Prepares to Launch Creation Care Projects
Are you called to a vocation of creation care? United Methodists attend EarthKeepers, a training established as a response to the growing awareness of creation care and environmental justice.
15 Aug 2017 Foundational To Mission
Accompaniment and welcome are foundational to mission in the Christian faith—from New World Outlook’s editor, Christie R. House.
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1 Aug 2017 Migrants and the Gospel
Thomas Kemper considers the ways in which migrants, past and present, spread the message of the gospel.
27 Jul 2017 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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19 Jul 2017 UMCOR Sager Brown Campus Celebrates 150 Years
For 150 years, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Sager Brown campus has distributed life-sustaining relief kits to those in need, domestically and abroad.
18 Jul 2017 A Diverse People, Sharing Christ’s Love and Serving the Community: Blanchardstown Methodist Church
Global Mission Fellow Albert Wakili, from Nigeria, answered the call from Irish Methodists to work with youth from many cultures, all members of the Blanchardstown Methodist Church in Dublin.
11 Jul 2017 Keynote Speaker Announced for Sager Brown’s 150th Anniversary
Sager Brown, now home to the UMCOR Relief-Supply Depot, will celebrate 150 years of service to Baldwin, Louisiana, and the world on September 17, 2017.
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6 Jul 2017 Engagement With Migrants, Refugees, and Asylum Seekers in Europe
Global Mission Fellow Nicodemus Doe, from Liberia, describes his experience working in Belgium on behalf of refugees across Europe.
29 Jun 2017 Going God's Way
After two years of trying to schedule a US volunteer medical team to conduct a cataract surgery clinic in the DR Congo, missionaries Jonathan and Donna Lee Baker discover that God had a different plan ...
28 Jun 2017 When Love Overcomes Terror
Amidst the violence and chaos perpetuated by Boko Haram, UMCOR is partnering with Mission 21 to provide more than 600 men, women, and children with lifesaving nutrition and essential non-food assistan ...
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21 Jun 2017 Bible Seminars for Young Adults in Tanzania
The Bible is studied in the far reaches of the Kasulu District and the Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania through Next Generation Ministries, with missionary Young Seon Kim.
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20 Jun 2017 World Refugee Day: Standing with Refugees
The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees defines a refugee as a person who is forced to flee their home because of violence, war, or persecution. Today, there are 65 million refugees in the w ...
13 Jun 2017 UMCOR—An Integral Member of the United Methodist Family
The UMC family puts its faith in UMCOR, and likewise, UMCOR clearly puts its faith in the UMC family.
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9 Jun 2017 Disaster Risk Reduction: Saving Lives through Empowerment
Communities in the Philippines are some of those vulnerable populations. Due to its position along fault lines and tectonic plates in the Pacific, the Philippines is susceptible to earthquakes, typhoo ...
7 Jun 2017 Global Ministries Names New Creation Care Ministry Executive
The Reverend Jenny Phillips, an experienced minister in environmental stewardship and advocacy, is the new manager of creation care ministries for the United Methodist Church General Board of Global M ...
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6 Jun 2017 Supporting Education for All Children
Around the world, 59 million children and 63 million adolescents have no opportunity to attend school. UMCOR country offices find ways to help their regional education systems enroll more students and ...
30 May 2017 The Essentials of Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH)
Around the world, 783 million people lack reliable access to clean drinking water. UMCOR partners with many organizations in a variety of ways to provide communities with clean water and safe sanitati ...
28 May 2017 Menstrual Hygiene Day: Empowering Girls through Education
Across the developing world, the number one reason girls drop out of school is the lack of water and sanitation infrastructure to support their periods. Due cultural stigmas...

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