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In a companion to his analysis of African laws and views on homosexuality, Dr. David W. Scott explores the same topics for the Philippines. Read more

A Way Forward

Filipino United Methodists are divided over human sexuality and the Way Forward proposals, as UM & Global's David W. Scott notes in some recommended readings. Read more

A Way Forward

Coming to terms with the massive devastation brought by Super Typhoon Mangkhut, United Methodists in the Philippines are organizing and mobilizing to assist disaster-stricken communities. Read more

Global Health

As damage assessment begins, some United Methodist-related structures suffered severe damage from Super Typhoon Mangkhut, but recent disaster preparedness training may have helped reduce losses. Read more

Global Health

Like all of the United Methodist Church, Filipinos have a variety of views on how the UMC show related to LGBTQ people, writes Dr. David W. Scott. Read more

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

In the continuing wave of extrajudicial killings in the Philippines, a United Methodist mayor was shot and killed as bishops, church members and students protest and pray for justice. Read more

Missionary Tawanda Chandiwana arrives home in Zimbabwe expressing gratitude for all the church members who signed a petition and prayed for his release from detention in the Philippines. Read more

Global Nature

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

Advocating Justice

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

Advocating Justice

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. Read 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. Read 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. Read more

Advocating Justice

GCORR Philippines

GCORR Photo

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. Read more

Global Nature

Bishops Philippines

GCORR Photo

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. Read more

Global Nature

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. Read more

Advocating Justice

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. Read more

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. Read more

In the World

Stop the killings

(c) WCC Photo. Used by Permission.

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. Read more

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