Global Ministries EarthKeepers’ projects in 2022 include plans to increase environmentally sustainable energy projects, decrease waste and plastics, repopulate trees in urban areas, improve access to environmental resources, preserve island habitats, grow gardens in many settings and offer spiritual growth opportunities that integrate the need for human rest and restoration with the environment’s need for care and thoughtful preservation.
A new class of EarthKeepers from 24 United Methodist regional conferences will go forth to lead their communities in environmental stewardship projects and initiatives.
United Methodist congregations in Ukraine respond to the immediate needs of people in their local areas and help displaced people trying to reach safety. United Methodists of the Central and Southern European Central Conference welcome and provide for refugees entering Poland, Slovakia, Romania and Hungary.
Originally from Minneapolis but now serving in Tampa as a Global Mission Fellow, Abigail Reeth envisioned a way for her community - especially the kids - to process and respond to racial injustice: painting a mural together.
Farmers in India have battled severe drought conditions for decades, leading some to lose hope. UMCOR partners with the Church Auxiliary for Social Action, a service agency of the National Council of Churches in India, to reach marginalized families in ways that help them survive the drought season and develop a different plan for the future.
Ardell Graner, a missionary serving in the Dominican Republic, offers a practical exercise that helped a group of pastors focus on families and individuals affected by domestic violence in their communities.
Abundant health for all means that vulnerable populations struggling with substance abuse, mental stress, and psychological disorders receive the help they need to live full and healthy lives.
A year-long Imagine No Malaria program provided bed nets, prophylaxis and treatment in rural communities, reaching 21,075 people in its first six months and saving 2,038 lives.