Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

  • Connecting Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security - International development ministries of the United Methodist Committee on Relief include sustainable agricultural methods and food security. Stories from Haiti, the DR Congo, and Zimbabwe.
  • Reducing the Risk of Disaster - Vulnerable communities can take proactive steps to reduce the damage from storms and other hazards by assessing their risks and developing strategic plans before disasters happen--Yovanna Troansky, UMCOR’s director for Disaster Risk Reduction.
  • 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 keep more students in school, especially focusing on girls and children from low-income families.
  • The Essentials of 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 sanitation facilities.
  • UMCOR International Development - Javed Sheikh, UMCOR’s interim director for International Programs, summarizes some of the most recent activities of UMCOR’s five country offices.