United Methodist students help lead a Lenten "gig" of public arts performances denouncing the ongoing violence and social injustice in the Philippines. more

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As radical Islamic State forces tried to take over the Southern Philippines city of Marawi, Filipino United Methodists provided care in many forms to people in the region. more

Practicing Faith

Philippines martial law protest

Photo courtesy of Ofelia A. Cantor

Advocating Justice

SL Mudslide Ethel Sandy Volunteers

Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS

United Methodists have woven a "chain of caring" through the many tumultuous events of August, providing rescue and relief, standing up for justice, and bringing hope to wounded souls, writes Cynthia B. Astle. more

Views from a Ridge

Teen's Death Protested

Photo by Miguel de Guzman, courtesy of The Philippine Star

Filipino United Methodists continue to speak out against the extrajudicial killings occurring because of President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs, this time on behalf a teen-ager killed in a raid. more

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GCORR Philippines


Directors and staff of the General Commission on Religion and Race traveled to the Philippines in late August to experience United Methodist ministries there and expand the agency's intercultural competence. more

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Bishops Philippines


The work of the United Methodist General Commission on Religion and Race expanded beyond its historic American focus with a consultation in the Philippines regarding that country's racial and indigenous diversity. more

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Phebe Crismo Martial Law

Photo by Liza Cortez

United Methodists in the Philippines are demonstrating in their opposition to the extension of martial law on the island Mindanao, where government forces are battling Islamist groups. more

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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

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

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

Global Health, Disasters & Climate Change

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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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