Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

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Middle East

The Middle East is not a precisely defined geographic area. It includes parts of southwest Asia (Iran, Iraq, Israel, Saudi Arabia) and North Africa (Egypt, Libya) as well as Turkey. Arabic is the language of the majority, and Islam is the dominant religion, although Judaism and Christianity also originated there. Constant conflict, some of it ethnically based, undercuts political and economic stability and often affects global prospects for peace. Most projects are located in Israel/Palestine and include schools, human rights projects, and services for the disabled and children. All United Methodist missionaries are in Israel/Palestine.

Advance Projects in the Middle East


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The Rev. Alex Awad, missionary with Global Ministries, shares the work of United Methodists serving the needs of Syrian refugees.
United Methodists Serving Syrian Refugees in Jordan
The Rev. Alex Awad, missionary with Global Ministries, shares the work of United Methodists serving the needs of Syrian refugees.
Fleeing Syria: Finding Child-Friendly Help
UMCOR and partner support the needs of Syrian refugee children through Child-Friendly Spaces.
Restoring Dignity, Peace, Hope
Project works to restore dignity and promote socio-economic development for communities in the Middle East.
Hope-Filled Development in Egypt
CEOSS, an UMCOR and Global Ministries’ partner, works to address the many critical issues and needs of the most vulnerable people in Egypt.
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Individual Volunteer Opportunities in the Middle East

Countries in the Middle East