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General Board of Global Ministries

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. 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. more

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

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

Advocating Justice

United Methodism's top mission executive was "surprised and disturbed" by the Customs detention of a Muslim Filipino peace advocate his agency had invited to the United States. more

Advocating Justice

Dr. King’s legacy of desegregation, racial justice, and reconciliation along with solidarity with the victims of racism are playing a role in reshaping the mission of The United Methodist Church, writes Dr. Jerome Sahabandhu. more

Global Nature

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. 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. more

Finance and Administration

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

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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. more

Ordained Ministry

Global Ministries staff finds the document could explore more theological territory regarding the laity's role, mission relationships, church community and the church as an institution. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

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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. more

In the World

Earthkeepers

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

Malaysia Beach

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Dr. David W. Scott examines how the Methodist movement expanded in places such as Southeast Asia through cooperation among different Wesleyan churches. more

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GBGM Construction

Photo by Jess Cusick, Global Ministries

The General Board of Global Ministries marks its departure from New York City with a worship service focused on "bittersweet" memories of a long history of mission work. more

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

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