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Racial and Ethnic Ministries

In recognition and celebration of the increasing diversity of the world, Global Ministries administers four of The United Methodist Church's six ethnic/language ministry plans, also known as the U.S. "national plans." These four ministries serve Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, Korean and Pacific Islander communities in the United States. The national plans strive for unity within diversity. They aim to expand the ministry of The United Methodist Church in a way that does not compromise the ethnic and cultural context of each of the communities they serve.

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The Impact of Racial and Ethnic Ministries

Remembering the Rev. Pablo Sosa: Author and advocate of Global Song

S T Kimbrough Jr., former director of Global Ministries’ Global Praise program, reflects on Sosa’s many contributions to United Methodism.

ReNew UMC in South Pasadena, California, celebrates one-year anniversary with support from the Korean Ministry Plan

Is it the historic location, the great preaching or the flexibility in programming that has attracted people of different races and cultures to this church in its first year? Pastor Sam Park says, “Some in the wider culture just resonate with Korean-American spirituality, and they come.”

Healthy Youth USA

Charles Sharper and Kayla Toliver share about the Healthy Youth USA Foundation, promoting youth development through after school programming, sports, recreation and other activities. Through the provision of a $99,616.00 grant, the Global Health Unit was able to provide scholarships for 38-50 childr ...

No longer a generation of anguish but a generation of hope

The United Methodist Health Board in Zambia joined local partners in Kitwe to organize and commemorate World AIDS Day 2019, “Communities making a difference, pressing toward ending AIDS.” The public celebration encouraged the public to get tested, know their status, and fight the stigma associated w ...

Mission Board CEO will not stand for reelection

Thomas Kemper announces intention to not seek reelection to the executive post he assumed in 2010.

Mission Board CEO will not stand for reelection

Thomas Kemper announces intention to not seek reelection to the executive post he assumed in 2010.