News and Stories

The United Methodist Church response to Ebola in East Congo

Global Ministries responds to Ebola crisis in the East Congo, provides training and prevention methods during a time of great need.

United Methodists react to Ebola death in Goma

United Methodist leaders added their voices to the World Health Organization’s warning that with the spread of Ebola to Goma, the outbreak is a public health emergency of international concern.

Love and human dignity make an UMCOR WASH project in Mozambique

UMCOR helps a school in Mozambique receive new sanitation and water facilities, while its students gain life lessons in community organizing, project coordination and human dignity for all.

UMCOR supports the “Heal It” Project for Native American youth

An UMCOR partnership with Dream Warriors, a collective of Indigenous North American artists, reaches Native American youth with hope and compassion in the face of rising suicide rates across the country.

Where have all the salmon gone?

When the salmon run fails in the northern Pacific, Alaska’s Chignik Native Americans lose more than just a season of work. An UMCOR partnership provides hope and food security for five coastal communities.

A Call to Action for United Methodists in Response to the Plight of Migrants

The United Methodist Immigration Task Force calls upon Methodists across the connection to take action in support of migrants, immigrants and asylum seekers by praying, giving and writing our political representatives.

EarthKeepers community garden grows with support from UMCOR’s Food Security Program

In Burien, Washington, a food security grant from UMCOR helped Highline UMC fulfill their dream of a community garden.

UMCOR supports an Alaskan Yu’pik community move with WASH projects

It takes a village, and a whole lot of partners, to move a village. An UMCOR grant provides WASH resources to help Newtok’s Yu’pik residents move to higher ground in Alaska.

In Focus: Sustainable Development

During the month of July, follow along as we share the importance and impact of UMCOR’s sustainable development work around the world.

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.

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