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Mission News and Features

The General Board of Global Ministries is the global mission agency of The United Methodist Church. See also:

The items below are posted in reverse chronological order.

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Women wait on the street after evacuating a building following an earthquake in Tokyo March 11Japan – A Year of Recovery

For much of the world, Japan’s triple disasters lie in the past. After all, an entire year has elapsed since the March 11, 2011, earthquake triggered a massive tsunami and a horrifying nuclear crisis.


Pat Watkins is committed to the environment.Q&A: UM Missionary Called to Serve God's Creation

The Rev. Pat Watkins was a missionary with Global Ministries who, serving in Africa, found a further calling as an environmentalist. His current Global Ministries appointment has him as executive director of Caretakers of God’s Creation.


Tornado image courtesy NOAA.UMCOR Stands with Conferences Affected by Tornadoes

3/5/12: The Rev. Tom Hazelwood, US Disaster Response executive for the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is on his way today to areas affected by last week’s tornadoes.


United Methodist Church in Hungary Regains State RecognitionUnited Methodist Church in Hungary Regains State Recognition

The United Methodist Church in Hungary has regained official state recognition, after having been removed from the list of "privileged" religious groups by Parliament in the summer of 2011.


Mission MusingsGrand Service of Inauguration

by Connie DiLeo

"Our La Hoya church was officially inaugurated by the Evangelical Church of the Dominican Republic."


Zachary Ferguson Wage Theft

by Zachary Ferguson

Wage theft occurs when workers are paid less than what the law requires.  (From ministryWith.org)


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