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A look at why disasters are not natural.
17 Nov 2015 Taking “Natural” Out of Disasters
A look at why disasters are not natural.
17 Nov 2015 Denomination Reaches 90 Percent of Goal to Combat Malaria
The United Methodist Church raises $68 million in cash and pledges for Imagine No Malaria, nearing its goal of $75 million.
13 Nov 2015 In Austria: First Bank of Refugees Erste Bank
Erste Bank, or First Bank, offers a branch as a temporary home to 85 asylum-seekers in Vienna.
Bringing attention to the global sanitation challenge in observance of World Toilet Day, Nov. 19.
12 Nov 2015 World Toilet Day: “Now We Are Safer”
Bringing attention to the global sanitation challenge in observance of World Toilet Day, Nov. 19.
Yuliya Dmytrenko of the Union of Young Christians, a Ukrainian organization, puts finishing touches on a group project during the UMCOR International Disaster Response and Risk Reduction workshop in Germany.
10 Nov 2015 UMCOR holds training in Germany
UMCOR holds its fourth Regional Partners Training in disaster response and disaster risk reduction in Germany.
“An educated mother is very important for the good education of her kids,” said Saadia (center), who returned to school 15 years after leaving to get married, in Adilla, East Darfur State, Sudan.
5 Nov 2015 Back to School in Sudan
In Sudan, where women and girls often do not continue their education, a mother of five returns to school and completes the eighth grade.
The church’s presence in South Carolina has been felt in cleanup work and prayers for thousands of people affected by devastating floods in early October.  Photo: South Carolina Annual Conference.
3 Nov 2015 80,000 People Affected by South Carolina Flooding
South Carolina needs your volunteer team to assist in flood recovery.
2 Nov 2015 Methodists Take Lead to Help Storm-Damaged Pasco
Disaster recovery assistance in the wake of severe summer rains and flooding in Pasco County, Florida will follow a case management model established by UMCOR.
28 Oct 2015 Gov. Nikki Haley Passes Out UMCOR Health Kits
The Governor and her team have been distributing UMCOR health kits made and collected by United Methodists around the state.
La Trinidad United Methodist Church helps immigrant children and their parents continue on their journey.
27 Oct 2015 A Church in Texas Helps Immigrants on Their Journey
Bus station response meets the needs of immigrants on the spot.
Haitian earthquake survivor Marie Josette Joseph outside her new house, which was provided by UMCOR through partners Church World Service, and which she helped to build herself.
22 Oct 2015 Haiti: Self-built Homes for Earthquake Survivors
Haitian families get new homes thanks to their own labors and assistance from UMCOR and partners.
A woman plants new seedlings as part of an UMCOR integrated project with Asociación BPD that focuses on nutrition, sustainable agriculture, proper sanitation and hygiene practices, and community empowerment in the Mayan village of Xepanil in Guatemala.
20 Oct 2015 Weaving Integrated Development
A look at an UMCOR integrated development project in Guatemala.
19 Oct 2015 Mission Grants Foster More Mission Around the World
Global Ministries’ board of directors approved 261 grants to assist mission-related personnel of denominational units and colleague churches outside of the U.S.
Trick-or-Treat with UMCOR
16 Oct 2015 This Halloween, Trick-or-Treat with UMCOR
This year, make Halloween night more than just costumes and candy. Join our “Trick-or-Treat with UMCOR” campaign, which encourages youth to raise funds for UMCOR to assist people around the world in t ...
Yosina Seu, with her daughter, Maria, is proud of the simple A-frame structure that is having a big impact on her family’s health, nutrition, and economic security. PHOTO CREDIT: Courtesy of CWS
15 Oct 2015 Improving Nutrition and Food Security in Indonesia
More than 100 families eagerly adopt farming techniques that improve their nutrition and food security.
Giving Tuesday 2015
15 Oct 2015 This UMC #GivingTuesday United Methodists Will Activate Love, Transform Lives, and Change the World
On Dec. 1, United Methodists will come together for the third year to support the work of Advance projects and missionaries on UMC #GivingTuesday. Get resources and learn more.
Villagers in Indonesia are becoming more disaster-prepared, which will lead to higher levels of food security.
13 Oct 2015 Communities in Indonesia Plan Ahead to Reduce Disaster Risk
What is disaster risk reduction?
9 Oct 2015 A Child Shall Lead Them
The journeys of refugees and migrants around the world were on the hearts of the directors of Global Ministries.
9 Oct 2015 Jesus was a Refugee
Mike Slaughter, lead pastor of Ginghamsburg UMC, Ohio, shares key points that Global Ministries has identified along the global migration path that require our attention.
In Kos, Greece, tents are set up by the shoreline to accommodate refugees fleeing Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. As of October 2015, some 400,000 refugees traveling by sea had reached its shores, according to the United Nations’ refugee agency.
8 Oct 2015 UMCOR and GlobalMedic Provide Food Packages for Arriving Refugees
UMCOR is working with partner GlobalMedic to help alleviate refugees’ suffering on the Greek islands of Kos and Lesbos.
Hundreds of homes in Oklahoma still need to be mucked out after flooding. Photo: Richard Norman
7 Oct 2015 UMCOR Board Approves $1.4 Million for U.S. Recovery
UMCOR’s board of directors approve $1.4 million to assist communities in Oklahoma, Texas, and Maryland, and whose recovery is far from over.
7 Oct 2015 An Inspiring Response in Holly Hill, South Carolina
Billy Robinson, SC UMVIM Disaster/ERT Coordinator, reflects on South Carolina ERT Teams responding to flooding in Holly Hill to repair two damaged roofs and a flooded family restaurant.
(Center) The Rev. J. Denise Honeycutt, deputy general secretary of UMCOR, and Bishop Warner H. Brown, Jr., (to her right), episcopal leader of the California-Nevada Annual Conference, were part of a delegation in August that visited with pastors and volunteers of the fire disaster response efforts in Lake County, California. Photo: Courtesy of California-Nevada Annual Conference.
6 Oct 2015 Fire Survivors Ask: When Will This Stop?
UMCOR brings hope into the ashes after never-ending wildfires.
5 Oct 2015 South Carolina Trusting in God, Helping Neighbors After ‘1,000-Year-Flood’ Catastrophe
Billy Robinson, South Carolina UMVIM Disaster/Early Response Team coordinator, said he hopes to send out disaster-relief teams within a day or two.
5 Oct 2015 Bishop Holston of South Carolina Conference Urges Prayer, More After Historic Flooding
UMCOR and The United Methodist Volunteers in Mission (UMVIM) stand ready to provide assistance as recovery efforts unfold.


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