News & Features
Browse UMCOR’s breaking news, releases and announcements, and recent stories from the field.
UMCOR Plans Food Project for Sudan
The food shortage in South Sudan is so severe that more than half of the residents in two counties say they regularly skip meals.
Earthquake and Tsunami Response Continues in Chile
More than eight months have passed since an earthquake and resulting tsunami killed more than 500 people and wiped out hundreds of thousands of homes in Chile.
United Methodists Aim to Lift HIV/AIDS Stigma
The Rev. Shane Stanford leads what he says is “considered one of the most innovative churches in Florida.”
Church Awakens to AIDS Call
Lighten the Burden III, the third international AIDS conference held October 14-16 in Dallas, Texas, kicked off with an alarm that called the church to awaken from its silence in confronting the HIV/AIDS issue in the pews.
Chilean Methodists, UMCOR Sign Agreement
When a massive earthquake struck Chile on Feb. 27, Juan Salazar and his fellow Methodists were ready to respond.
United Methodist Church Pledges Support to Global Fund
In a spirit of hope and partnership, Thomas Kemper announced today that The United Methodist Church will contribute up to $28 million to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, based on a successful $75 million Imagine No Malaria campaign.
UMCOR Facilitates Chili Harvest
With support from the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), farmers in the village of Lambeugak, Aceh Besar District, in Indonesia, have begun to harvest a second round of chili crops for sale in local markets, part of a successful income generation project.
United Methodist Church Recognized as a Champion of Health
As the chair of the executive committee of the United Methodist Global Health Initiative, of which Imagine No Malaria is a part, Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton spoke at the Champions of Health event, hosted by The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.
Floods Threaten Core of Pakistan
The floodwaters covering Pakistan are sweeping away homes and crops and destroying the country’s schools, health-care centers and roads – the essence of its social system.
Donors Respond Slowly to Pakistan Floods
The outpouring of donations following the Jan. 12 earthquake that rocked Haiti is not being repeated for the people of Pakistan fighting for survival in the wake of massive floods.
Rain of Compassion
With new floods compounding the effects of weeks of inundation across Pakistan, the people of this nation in crisis are in desperate need of a different kind of deluge: the rain of compassion.
Pakistan Floods Threaten Millions of Children
For some 3.5 million children, Pakistan's worst floods in 80 years could have deadly consequences.
Global AIDS Fund Provides Help, Comfort
Purity became involved in a United Methodist-supported project that linked her with a group of 12 families in her community. The Champion Working Group, as it is known, helped her plant grass — feed for the family cow — and cultivate greens to sell for profit, sharing the income.
Alert About Email for Funds for the UMC of Pakistan
We have been made aware that there is an email and letter circulating amongst United Methodist entities requesting funds for the people of Pakistan through the United Methodist Church of Pakistan.
Church AIDS Work Makes a Difference
In rural Zimbabwe, there is not much relief — physically or emotionally — for those dying from the complications of HIV/AIDS.