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Love Beyond Borders: The Interfaith Movement to End the Pandemic

Love Beyond Borders: The Interfaith Movement to End the Pandemic

Love Beyond Borders: The Interfaith Movement to End the Pandemic

Country: Global
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Project Information

The Love Beyond Borders campaign aims to raise funds for the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines around the world. The initiative has emerged from First United Methodist Church, Boise, ID and seeks to engage The United Methodist Church in supporting COVAX alongside UNICEF, the key vaccine delivery partner.

All funds raised will be sent to UNICEF for this project.

Describe the need affecting community

The coronavirus pandemic continues to have severe consequences, especially on the poorest and most vulnerable populations. Accelerating the rate at which all people are vaccinated is the key to ending the pandemic and reducing harm.

According to research from Northeastern University, 61% of deaths globally could be averted if an effective vaccine were distributed to all countries proportional to their populations. While many wealthy countries have made significant inroads into vaccinating their citizens, this is not the case in less-developed countries.

The Love Beyond Borders campaign will support COVAX’s initiative to equitably distribute vaccines around the world.

How will this Advance project help to address the need?

This grassroots campaign aims to engage The United Methodist Church in working to stop the spread of COVID-19 through immunizations.

Describe the primary goal of the project

The goal of this project is to assist COVAX and UNICEF in equitably distributing the COVID-19 vaccine around the world to end the pandemic.

Describe the change you would like to see in the community as a result of this Advance project

With the COVID-19 vaccine distributed around the world, lives will be saved, the pandemic will end and communities can enter into post-pandemic life.

Contact Information

Contact Information

Kathleen Griffith, Global Health Team Lead
kgriffith@umcmission.org
1-770-625-7796

Dr. David Boan, Chair, Missions Committee, First UMC, Boise, ID
dboan@outlook.com