Norma Dollaga

Photo courtesy of Norma Dollaga via UMNS

United Methodist deaconess Norma Dollaga serves the poor and the oppressed in the Philippines with her advocacy for human rights and resistance to waves of extrajudicial killings. more

Jul 14, 2017 1:40 PM Ministry with the Poor

Aid in Philippines

Photo by the Rev. Israel M Painit via UMNS

Filipino United Methodists are assisting their fellow citizens from Marawi City, who have fled fighting between government forces and Islamic State militants on the island of Mindanao. more

Jul 14, 2017 1:33 PM In the World

Water well

Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

The effects of global climate change are no political ploy or hoax to the people of Liberia, where United Methodist Jefferson B. Knight is forming a group to care for creation. more

Jul 6, 2017 4:55 PM Global Health

Hope Lights

Photos by Gladys P. Mangiduyos

The true nature of Christ's Church is to be the body that champions and comforts the human rights of the poor and needy, as Jesus commanded his disciples, writes the Rev. Norma Dollaga of the Philippines. more

Apr 17, 2017 12:28 PM Global Nature 1 Comments

Sanctuary Light

Photos by Gladys P. Mangiduyos

United Methodist students, professors and clergy in the Philippines stage a "Lenten Gig" to protest ongoing government killings. more

Apr 17, 2017 12:27 PM Global Nature

Philippines Peace Talks

Photo Courtesy of. the Rev Israel Painit

United Methodists and their ecumenical partners in the Philippines are pleading for an end to violence between government forces and a populist movement known as the New Peoples' Army. more

Mar 2, 2017 4:20 PM Advocating Justice

Standing Rock Winter

Photo by Allen Buck

The struggle to hold on to hope in these chaotic times requires our witness to God's love and justice as Jesus taught, writes Cynthia B. Astle more

Jan 3, 2017 12:52 PM Views from a Ridge

Filipino RMN

Reconciling Ministries Network Photo

The first United Methodist community in the Philippines to join the Reconciling Ministries Network has been formed in Kabahaghari. more

Apr 21, 2016 6:04 PM Advocating Justice

Bishop Rodolfo Juan

Photo courtesy of the Rev. Israel Alvaran

As it prepares for debating human sexuality at the 2016 General Conference, The United Methodist Church's support for LGBTQ civil rights conflicts with same-sex discrimination bills in Georgia and other states. more

Mar 31, 2016 3:52 PM 2016 General Conference 1 Comments

Bishop Rodolfo Juan

Photo courtesy of the Rev. Israel Alvaran

Filipino United Methodists call for acceptance and compassion for LGBT people during human sexuality dialogue in Manila. more

Feb 16, 2016 4:28 PM Advocating Justice

The fall Judicial Council rulings show some concerns for United Methodist governance, especially in terms of bishops' accountability and the vulnerability of local pastors, writes the Rev. Jerry Eckert of Associates in Advocacy. more

Dec 4, 2015 12:11 PM Finance and Administration

Zimbabwe Litter

Photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UMNS

Coming just days before Pope Francis' encyclical on climate change, reports from Zimbabwe and the Philippines prompt David W. Scott to ask if United Methodist Central Conferences will lead the denomination in caring for God's creation. more

Jun 18, 2015 7:04 PM Global Nature

A request from the church's global missions board for General Conference to create a provisional regional body in Asia points out how mission destabilizes institutional structure, writes David W. Scott. more

May 21, 2015 6:07 PM Global Nature

Haiyan Destruction

UMNS photo by Ray Buchanan

A recent UMCOR consultation on how to reduce the Philippines' risk from climate change prompts David W. Scott to ponder Westerners' responsibility to fix global threats they help cause. more

Apr 9, 2015 4:37 PM Global Nature

Tacloban Damage

2013 file photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

United Methodist clergy in the Philippines hope the denomination can help their country, one of the nations most endangered by climate change, reduce its future risk. more

Apr 9, 2015 4:03 PM Global Nature

Haiyan Destruction

UMNS photo by Ray Buchanan

Using already established relationships from its new office in Manila has made it easier for Stop Hunger Now to respond more quickly to the food needs of survivors of Typhoon Haiyan. more

Dec 11, 2013 12:11 PM In the Church

Philippines Bopha

ACT Alliance Photo by Paul Jeffrey

Fewer Filipinos died in recent Typhoon Bopha, thanks to lessons learned from last year's storms through church-related agencies such as the United Methodist Committee on Relief. more

Dec 11, 2012 2:37 PM In the Church

Stop the killings

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Several civil society organizations in the Philippines, including some backed by the United Methodist Church there, have brought extrajudicial killings and other government abuses to a special United Nations committee. more

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