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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Related News

Wadi Foquin in Annexation Area
The community development project is an Advance project located in an area being affected by Israeli government confiscation.
Global Ministries advocates for those besieged by extremist forces and, with UMCOR, assists displaced minorities.
Mission Concerns for Refugees and Human Rights in Iraq
Global Ministries advocates for those besieged by extremist forces and, with UMCOR, assists displaced minorities.
General Secretary Thomas Kemper shares some key points in his address at the Walking with Palestinian Christians Conference.
A Walk Together in Holy Justice and Peace
General Secretary Thomas Kemper shares some key points in his address at the Walking with Palestinian Christians Conference.
United Methodists and Palestinian Christians Gather for Conversation and Prayer
Palestinian Christians spent two days sharing their experiences with United Methodists gathered to “Walk with Palestinian Christians . . . for Holy Justice and Peace.”
United Methodist Mission Leaders Express Solidarity with those Suffering in Iraq
Bishop Hope Morgan Ward and General Secretary Thomas Kemper make statement and encourage prayer for those under oppression in Iraq.
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Individual Volunteer Opportunities in the Middle East

Countries in the Middle East

Resource: Advocacy Packet for Use in Local Congregations (pdf)

  Middle East Advocacy Packet for Pace and Justice 2014
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