Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission

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Read about the work of Global Ministries, including missionaries, UMCOR, volunteers, partnerships, young adult programs, The Advance, human rights, and peace and justice issues throughout the world.


Recent News and Stories

A Statement on the Reduction of Refugees Admitted to the United States
20 Sep 2018
General Secretary Thomas Kemper responds to the reduction of refugees admitted to the United States and calls for United Methodists to speak for chang ...
Meeting a Knead in Atlanta’s Refugee Community
19 Sep 2018
Just Bakery of Atlanta employs resettled refugees and with the help of UMCOR, is planning to expand their presence in the community even further.
In Focus: Migration
5 Sep 2018
UMCOR’s Director of Sustainable Development and Global Migration, Jack Amick, discusses our long history working on behalf of refugees, migrants and d ...
When the Voiceless Are Finally Heard; Migrant Domestic Workers in Hong Kong Speak
7 Jul 2017
When the Voiceless Are Finally Heard; Migrant Domestic Workers in Hong Kong Speak.
Religious Freedom and Persecuted Christians
6 Jan 2017
The United Methodist Church has a long-standing commitment to religious freedom as a civic and theological right and to advocacy and action on behalf ...
Ceasefire Grants Reprieve, But Refugee Needs Still Great
15 Apr 2016
United Methodists and religious partners respond as the crisis continues for Syrians and others seeking refuge in Middle East and Europe.
Last fall, three Syrian refugee students received UMCOR school kits and hygiene kits through a partnership with International Orthodox Christian Charities. Winterization kits that included food parcels, blankets, and rugs also benefitted Syrian refugees in Jordan.
Global Ministries Head Signs Second Syrian Humanitarian Appeal
18 Mar 2016
General Secretary Thomas Kemper signs a new humanitarian appeal on behalf of the people of Syria to allow aid workers and supplies to reach those in u ...

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