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Community Development

Global Ministries is engaged in a variety of programs to nurture and sustain community organizations. Through financial assistance, volunteer skills, economic development, advocacy and material resources, Global Ministries creates new initiatives to support the lives of women, children, youth, families and older adults. 

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The Impact of Community Development

Welcome the stranger: act boldly on World Refugee Day

General secretary Thomas Kemper urges United Methodists to not only remember, but respond, to the needs of the record 70.8 million displaced people in the world today.

Methodist Church of Brazil welcomes migrants: Shade and Fresh Water

From the Brazilian Methodist Church, a story of welcome and service with Venezuelan refugees arriving in Boa Vista, Brazil.

New growth from common ground: mission roundtables

Crossing boundaries of identity, theology and worldview, this global program creates a sacred space to discover new ways of being the church in the world. Together.

Ensuring universal rights and welcome for global migrants

This overview of UMCOR’s global migration work includes places of welcome, food for body and spirit, education, legal help and many more ways that United Methodists serve and support migrants around the world.

In Focus: Migration

For the month of June, follow along as we highlight the ways in which UMCOR is working to support the rights of migrants all over the world.

A caring ministry for survivors of terrorist attacks

For World Communion scholar, Insar Gohar, studies in the U.S. prepared him to return to Pakistan to answer a call to ministry, counseling survivors of the kind of trauma and terror his immediate and extended family experienced.