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Crossing language barriers for sanctuary in Charlottesville, Virgina

Wesley Memorial UMC in Charlottesville, Virginia, discovers that offering sanctuary is more than providing safe space – it’s about finding ways to cross barriers and create community.

A Sunday of Solidarity for Suffering Children

Join in A Sunday of Solidarity for Suffering Children on June 30. On behalf of children suffering along the border and around the world, there are three things we can do to make an impact now.

LIVE YOUR BEST LIFE: SUPPORT UMCOR

Global Ministries and Wespath partner to make Virgin Pulse Cash available for humanitarian aid efforts.

Care for children of God!

Rev. Jack Amick, director of Global Migration, responds to news coming from the U.S.-Mexico border and offers ways in which you can help alleviate the suffering of migrant children and families.

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.

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 support migrants around the world.

Fire season advances as California rebuilds

As wildfire season approaches, United Methodists continue to rebuild from previous wildfires, like the Camp Fire in Paradise, California last year, and share ways to prepare for what might come next.

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.

United Methodists offer lifeline to reservation

In South Dakota, UMCOR is coming alongside the people of the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in both community development and disaster relief.

Wisconsin recovery project “swings for the fences”

Winding Rivers UMC remains committed to bringing hope to survivors of devastating flooding from August 2018.  

Global Ministries’ Directors Call for Unity in God’s Mission

Growing out of table talks from their April 11-12 spring meeting, Global Ministries’ 32 board of directors unanimously issue an unprecedented statement, “United in God's Mission.”

Deadly earthquake damages Filipino churches

United Methodists in Porac are picking up the pieces after a powerful earthquake struck the main Philippines island of Luzon on Monday, killing at least 16 people.

UMCOR assists with 2018 hurricane recovery

United Methodists in North Carolina and Alabama-West Florida are undertaking large-scale recovery programs for those affected by U.S. hurricanes in 2018, with assistance from the United Methodist Committee on Relief.

Flood victims savor 'God moments'

In the midst of recovery efforts from devastating flooding, communities throughout the Midwestern United States are seeing God in one another through small acts of service.

Church embraces cyclone survivors in Zimbabwe

The United Methodist Church has rallied to provide relief to those affected by Cyclone Idai, which ravaged Chimanimani and Chipinge more than two weeks ago.

Hope on the border

Witnessing events along the U.S. – Mexico border, the Rev. Jack Amick, director of Global Migration for Global Ministries, saw sadness and heartache, but he also saw signs of hope in the response of United Methodists with support from UMCOR.

Envisioning new scenes: trauma rehabilitation offers hope in Iraq

With the help of a grant from the United Methodist Committee on Relief, hundreds of women and men receive psychosocial support to recover from their experiences of violent conflict and displacement from home.

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