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27 Jan 2017 The Church Responds to Its Neighbors After South Georgia Tornadoes
The community was once full of life, but today people are displaced throughout South Georgia.
25 Jan 2017 Saba Banik: Finding Hope
Saba Banik, 31, lives in the village of Moheshkangla. Recent flooding washed away her home. Banik and her husband are farmers with two young daughters and a son.
24 Jan 2017 Fariha Khalil: Achieving Self-Sufficiency
Fariha Khalil, 89, is from the small village of Batpiary, and like many other senior citizens, she lives alone. Although she receives a monthly stipend from the government, most of that is spent on me ...
23 Jan 2017 Sami Azim: Inspired to Move Forward
During the recent flooding, Azim’s home was devastated by the Jamuna River, not once but twice. Not to be deterred by the loss of his land, he and his family moved to rented land nearby.
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18 Jan 2017 Catherine Earl to Lead UMCOR’s Disaster Response and US Operations Partner Relations
Catherine G. Earl, who has been associated with UMCOR since 2002, was named to the position by Thomas Kemper, chief executive of the General Board of Global Ministries...
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4 Jan 2017 Global Ministries to Host World Council of Churches Public Event on ‘Mission from the Margins’ in January
This public event will feature reflection and discussion on “mission from the margins” in anticipation of the World Council of Churches’...
21 Dec 2016 The Challenging Message of Christmas
Jesus’ model as Prince of Peace is the one for Christians to follow today, even in a world built on violence, might and the right of the stronger.
15 Dec 2016 A Christmas Message from the President of the General Board of Global Ministries
As we engage with more people in more places, and in more ways, we become the church God calls us to be-- understanding “church” not as a place we attend once a week, but the place we worship God, gro ...
8 Dec 2016 Haywood Street Community Residency Program
Haywood Street Congregation in Asheville, NC is inviting applications for a year-long residency program designed to equip mission-minded individuals for effective and transformative ministry WITH the ...
1 Dec 2016 Southeastern Wildfire
The wildfires in the southeastern United States have been threatening people, property, pets, and livestock for weeks. Cathy Earl, UMCOR U.S. disaster response manager, has been in communication with ...
1 Dec 2016 Global Ministries Celebrates Giving Tuesday Outcome
More than 2,550 persons in 19 countries contributed a total of $853,909.78 to United Methodist mission projects and missionary support through the 2016 UMC #GivingTuesday campaign.
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1 Dec 2016 World AIDS Day: Working Towards An AIDS-Free World
An opportunity to unite people worldwide in the fight against HIV.
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28 Nov 2016 Linking Communities with Life-Saving Obstetric Care Through Maternity Waiting Homes
Expectant mothers at the Anoldine Clinic in Zimbabwe.
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22 Nov 2016 Global Ministries Holds Mission Initiatives Training at New Atlanta Headquarters
Global Ministries Holds Mission Initiatives Training at New Atlanta Headquarters
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21 Nov 2016 Keeping Our Promise to Children in Liberia
In the face of life-threatening illness, entire communities of subsistence farmers are cut off from health care because there are no connecting roads to the cities where the hospitals are located.
21 Nov 2016 Giving Tuesday Celebrating Advent Through Mission Commitment
Giving Tuesday is not only about collecting money. It is about awareness of the opportunity and need for individuals, families, congregations, and communities to unite in mission in the season of Adve ...
20 Nov 2016 World Children's Day-Advocating for Children
Generation Transformation is an initiative of Global Ministries to increase opportunities for young adults to engage in mission throughout the connection.
19 Nov 2016 World Toilet Day: November 19
World Toilet Day is about taking action to reach the 2.4 billion people in the world living without a toilet. The theme of World Toilet Day 2016 is "toilets and jobs," focusing on how sanitation, or t ...
The Methodist Church of Haiti has provided the desks, chairs, and other educational equipment for the new secondary school building at historic New College Bird.
3 Nov 2016 Methodist Church of Haiti and UMCOR Rebuild Historic School
UMCOR and the Methodist Church of Haiti celebrate the dedication of a new secondary school building, one of three New College Bird school buildings that were destroyed by the devastating earthquake of ...
2 Nov 2016 Sarah’s Story in Jordan
UMCOR relief-supply kits supplement health workshops for Syrian refugees in Jordan.
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1 Nov 2016 Recovery in Louisiana: Hope and Promise
Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey, Louisiana Annual Conference, recognizes the process of disaster recovery from devastating floods in Louisiana, and faces that process with hope as survivors live into the ...
1 Nov 2016 Going the Extra Mile with UMCOR
UMCOR's recent trip to Haiti following devastation of Hurricane Matthew.
26 Oct 2016 Water and Laughter in Iraq
UMCOR and partner GlobalMedic respond to needs in northern Iraq where access to clean drinking water and basic hygiene supplies is severely limited due to ongoing violence.
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26 Oct 2016 UMCOR Grants Target U.S. Flooding
Nearly $2 million for disaster response funding for flooding in four U.S. states was approved during the UMCOR board meeting in Atlanta, Ga.
13 Oct 2016 Reducing the Risk of Disaster
Today, October 13, is the International Day for Disaster Reduction. Read how disaster risk reduction is an approach that seeks to alleviate suffering in proactive and long-lasting ways.

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