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Building water resources in Ecuador and Bolivia

Building water resources in Ecuador and Bolivia

Global Health partners with Engineers in Action to bring clean water and sanitation facilities to schools, churches and whole communities.
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Shelter for unaccompanied youth in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Shelter for unaccompanied youth in Bosnia-Herzegovina

UMCOR partners with Church World Service in Una Sana Canton, Bosnia-Herzegovina, to offer a caring presence, dignified shelter and protection to migrating teens.
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Global Ministries awards grants to help United Methodist churches aid local refugees and migrants in their communities

Global Ministries awards grants to help United Methodist churches aid local refugees and migrants in their communities

Mustard Seed Migration Grants continue UMCOR's 80-Year tradition of welcoming the stranger.
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UMCOR aids displaced people in Congo

UMCOR aids displaced people in Congo

Tensions remain high as rebels target civilians, threatening lives and livelihoods and killing scores of people.
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Displaced families in Yemen receive hope in UMCOR packages

Displaced families in Yemen receive hope in UMCOR packages

After six years of civil war with no end in sight, thousands of Yemeni families are caught in what the United Nations describes as the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today.
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Global Ministries and UMCOR’s ongoing response to COVID-19

Global Ministries and UMCOR’s ongoing response to COVID-19

As cases surge in places like India and Brazil, Global Ministries and UMCOR continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic through health and humanitarian efforts.
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Global Ministries commits to net-zero emissions by 2050

Global Ministries commits to net-zero emissions by 2050

Global Ministries joins a coalition of 11 United Methodist agencies pledging to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across the organizations’ ministries, facilities, operations and investments.
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Resource: Reflective poems on migration

Resource: Reflective poems on migration

To more deeply reflect on the topic of migration, listen to this set of poems written and narrated by the Rev. Jack Amick, director of Global Migration, UMCOR. https://vimeo.com/showcase/6680671/ Text versions are available here. The Crowning of the Year Stateless Silence After El Paso Refuge Psalm of a Sanctuary Sleeper...
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UMCOR’s Work on the U.S.-Mexico border

UMCOR’s Work on the U.S.-Mexico border

We believe that both humanitarian assistance and policy change are required in this current moment of transition and confusion on the U.S.- Mexico border.
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Discerning direction in a new mission age

Discerning direction in a new mission age

An overview of the major decisions on funding and new directions in mission programming from Global Ministries’ Board of Directors Meeting, held virtually, March 24-26
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Building water resources in Ecuador and Bolivia

Building water resources in Ecuador and Bolivia

Global Health partners with Engineers in Action to bring clean water and sanitation facilities to schools, churches and whole communities.
Read More
Shelter for unaccompanied youth in Bosnia-Herzegovina

Shelter for unaccompanied youth in Bosnia-Herzegovina

UMCOR partners with Church World Service in Una Sana Canton, Bosnia-Herzegovina, to offer a caring presence, dignified shelter and protection to migrating teens.
Read More
Global Ministries awards grants to help United Methodist churches aid local refugees and migrants in their communities

Global Ministries awards grants to help United Methodist churches aid local refugees and migrants in their communities

Mustard Seed Migration Grants continue UMCOR's 80-Year tradition of welcoming the stranger.
Read More
UMCOR aids displaced people in Congo

UMCOR aids displaced people in Congo

Tensions remain high as rebels target civilians, threatening lives and livelihoods and killing scores of people.
Read More
Displaced families in Yemen receive hope in UMCOR packages

Displaced families in Yemen receive hope in UMCOR packages

After six years of civil war with no end in sight, thousands of Yemeni families are caught in what the United Nations describes as the worst humanitarian crisis in the world today.
Read More
Global Ministries and UMCOR’s ongoing response to COVID-19

Global Ministries and UMCOR’s ongoing response to COVID-19

As cases surge in places like India and Brazil, Global Ministries and UMCOR continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic through health and humanitarian efforts.
Read More
Global Ministries commits to net-zero emissions by 2050

Global Ministries commits to net-zero emissions by 2050

Global Ministries joins a coalition of 11 United Methodist agencies pledging to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions across the organizations’ ministries, facilities, operations and investments.
Read More
Resource: Reflective poems on migration

Resource: Reflective poems on migration

To more deeply reflect on the topic of migration, listen to this set of poems written and narrated by the Rev. Jack Amick, director of Global Migration, UMCOR. https://vimeo.com/showcase/6680671/ Text versions are available here. The Crowning of the Year Stateless Silence After El Paso Refuge Psalm of a Sanctuary Sleeper...
Read More
UMCOR’s Work on the U.S.-Mexico border

UMCOR’s Work on the U.S.-Mexico border

We believe that both humanitarian assistance and policy change are required in this current moment of transition and confusion on the U.S.- Mexico border.
Read More
Discerning direction in a new mission age

Discerning direction in a new mission age

An overview of the major decisions on funding and new directions in mission programming from Global Ministries’ Board of Directors Meeting, held virtually, March 24-26
Read More

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