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Report from TAGAYTAY, Philippines 7:45 AM

Participants gather as they shelter in place to wait out Typhoon Rammasun, locally known as Glenda.
Photo by Jen Tyler

Youth and Young Adults from across the connection are safely sheltering in place in Tagaytay, Philippines during Typhoon Rammasun, locally known as Glenda.

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Missionary Tshala Mwengo Died in Bus Accident

…neither death, nor life…will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)  With deep sadness, the General Board of Global Ministries reports that Tshala Mwengo, a United Methodist missionary, died today from injuries sustained in a bus accident. General Secretary Thomas Kemper gave thanks for the …

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An Invitation to Repentance

By Rev. Glen Chebon Kernell Jr. Those of the Christian faith have entered into one of the most sacred times of the Christian year, the Lenten season.  Many of our communities began a process of fasting, prayer and repenting.  Many even placed ashes upon their foreheads as signs of contrition and new beginnings. As people …

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Prayers Requested in Ukraine

Read an update and prayer request from John Calhoun, a United Methodist missionary serving in Ukraine. Dearest friends of the UMC in Ukraine, Peace to you all from Kyiv.  It is midday on Wednesday, and for the past 24 hours the center of Kyiv has been the scene of violent clashes between anti-government protesters and …

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The Present Political Crisis in Ukraine

By John Calhoun Missionary John Calhoun offers insight into how United Methodists are responding to the political crisis in Ukraine. As we begin a new year, the people of Ukraine are living through an extraordinary holiday season.  Normally, this period is a time of great joy and celebration. In accordance with Orthodox tradition, each …

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UMCOR Responds to Midwest Tornadoes

The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is working with affected conferences to assist with immediate relief needs after tornadoes left widespread damage on Sunday, November 17.

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Messages of Peace and Solidarity with Kenya and Pakistan

Responding to news about the violence in Pakistan and Kenya this weekend, the head of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, Thomas Kemper, said “as parts of the one body of Christ, we share in the sorrow of those who are affected by these heinous attacks.” An attack on September 21 at a …

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Global Mission Leader Prays for Peace in Syria

“As followers of Christ, we are anointed as peacemakers – we know that adding violence to violence is not the answer.” Thomas Kemper

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Prayers for the People of Egypt

Please join me in prayer for our brothers in sisters in Egypt and throughout the region as violence and unrest has killed hundreds of people and injured countless others.

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East Belfast mission has lessons to share

Signing a peace accord is just the first step in reuniting a country where conflict has divided the population. The Methodists of the East Belfast Mission in Northern Ireland have been living into that reality ever since the 1998 Good Friday agreement declared peace between Catholics and Protestants there.

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