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General Board of Global Ministries

Top agency executives and bishops are urging United Methodists to assist immigrants with supplies, advocacy and spiritual support, while the World Methodist Council has pledged to work internationally to help migrants. Read more

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African women deserve more opportunities to serve in ministry and mission because make up more than 70 percent of United Methodists in Africa, writes the Rev. Jacqueline Ngoy Mwayuma Read more

Global Nature

Dr. David W. Scott shares links to stories about the lives and works of the people who have fulfilled United Methodist missions for the past 200 years. Read more

Global Nature

Representatives of United Methodist boards and agencies show their support for disability ministries, which was defunded after being mistakenly removed from the Book of Discipline by the 2016 General Conference. Read more

Global Health

Two hundred years of Methodist mission work around the world will be celebrated in April by the General Board of Global Ministries. Read more

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A new coalition of Asian Methodists and the United Methodist Church is opening exciting opportunities for mission in southeast Asia, writes Thomas Kemper, top missions executive. Read more

Global Nature

Miracle Osman, 24, of Blantyre, Malawi, has reunited with her family there, after being detained by the Republic of the Philippines for alleged "anti-government activities" for working with a peacemaking group. Read more

Global Nature

Two detained missionaries head home while a third works on paperwork that will release her. All three were accused of "anti-government" activities. Read more

Global Nature

United Methodist leaders are seeking the release of missionaries jailed and detained in the Philippines Read more

Advocating Justice

Juarez Mission

Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS

Have a story about mission from your church, conference or individual effort? Share it with the General Board of Global Ministries to celebrate the coming anniversary of United Methodist mission work. Read more

Global Nature

Supported by the Book of Discipline, the disability committee seeks a new way to relate to U.S. jurisdictions and find new funding and leadership. Read more

Finance and Administration

United Methodism's 200 years of mission will be celebrated at a bicentennial conference in 2019. Read more

Global Nature

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United Methodist Volunteers in Mission are getting a special Sunday to thank them for their service to others. Read more

Local Church

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The Rev. Bob Walters, who pioneered a new kind of mutual mission outreach in Africa, died unexpectedly July 31 from a massive heart attack while riding his bicycle in Indiana. Read more

Ordained Ministry

Immigration Airport Demonstrations

Photo by Erik Alsgaard, Baltimore-Washington Conference

The United Methodist Church is expanding its efforts at all levels worldwide to assist many of the 65.3 million people who have been involuntarily displaced from their homes, especially the 21 million classified as refugees by the United Nations. Read more

Global Nature

Norway Kemper

Photo by Heather Hahn, UMNS

United Methodist ministries with migrant people will receive two forms of funding, says the denomination's program and budget coordination agency. Read more

Global Nature 1 Comments

United Methodist missions staff and World Council of Churches representatives met recently in the agency's new Atlanta headquarters to beginning planning for a 2018 global conference on mission in the 21st century. Read more

Global Nature

Congolese displaced

Photo Courtesy of Rev. Joseph Mulongo

United Methodists in southeastern Democratic Republic of Congo are working intensely to halt armed violence between two warring ethnic groups and facilitate peace in the troubled region. Read more

In the World

Earthkeepers

Global Ministries Photo by Mary Andreolli

Dr. David W. Scott explains the significance of the recently commissioned class of Earthkeepers related to United Methodist Global Ministries. Read more

Global Nature

Alpine Lily

Photo by Vyacheslav Stepanyuchenko, Wikimedia Commons

A missionary with experience in rural Africa, the Rev. Pat Watkins finds that her life as a follower of Jesus deepened as she began to connect with the seasons and life of Planet Earth. Read more

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United Methodist Volunteers in Mission are getting a special Sunday to thank them for their service to others. Read more

Local Church