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

When Love Overcomes Terror
28 Jun 2017
Amidst the violence and chaos perpetuated by Boko Haram, UMCOR is partnering with Mission 21 to provide more than 600 men, women, and children with li ...
Global Ministries Welcomes Dr. Amy Valdez Barker as the Director of Global Mission Connections
27 Jun 2017
Dr. Amy Valdez Barker was named the new executive director of Global Mission Connections.
Going God’s Way
22 Jun 2017
After two years of trying to schedule a US volunteer medical team to conduct a cataract surgery clinic in the DR Congo, missionaries Jonathan and Donn ...
Remembering the Rev. Oscar Bolioli, Methodist and Human Rights Leader from Uruguay
20 Jun 2017
The Rev. Oscar Bolioli, three-times president of the Evangelical Church of Uruguay, a long- time ecumenical leader, and a champion for social justice ...
For the Love of my Five Daughters
18 Jun 2017
JFON New York helps reunite sisters after a 22-year separation.
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International Day of the African Child: Hope for Children with Disabilities
16 Jun 2017
The International Day of the African Child has been commemorated since 1991. It honors those who participated in the 1976 Soweto Uprising when about 1 ...
Bible Seminars for Young Adults in Tanzania
15 Jun 2017
The Bible is studied in the far reaches of the Kasulu District and the Nyarugusu refugee camp in Tanzania through Next Generation Ministries, with mis ...
U.S. Funding of Family Planning Is Critical for Global Health and Development
13 Jun 2017
The proposed termination of U.S. funding for family planning services has stunned the global health and development community. Motherhood should be a ...
UMCOR—An Integral Member of the United Methodist Family
9 Jun 2017
The UMC family puts its faith in UMCOR, and likewise, UMCOR clearly puts its faith in the UMC family.
Global Ministries Names New Creation Care Ministry Executive
7 Jun 2017
The Reverend Jenny Phillips, an experienced minister in environmental stewardship and advocacy, is the new manager of creation care ministries for the ...
Supporting Education for All Children
1 Jun 2017
Around the world, 59 million children and 63 million adolescents have no opportunity to attend school. UMCOR country offices find ways to help their r ...
The Essentials of WASH
30 May 2017
Around the world, 783 million people lack reliable access to clean drinking water. UMCOR partners with many organizations in a variety of ways to prov ...

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