Area of Focus:
We are the Church of the Poor and those in Ministry with the Poor. Following Jesus’ example of servant leadership, those who enjoy greater privileges are called to walk humbly alongside those at society’s margins, listening to, learning from, and working in solidarity with them for the transformation of this world.
Global Ministries is working to understand and combat the causes of poverty through socio-political and economic research, advocacy, and action. This work begins by listening to and learning from those affected by poverty, those with firsthand knowledge of the circumstances and potential solutions.
Global Ministries is addressing some of the root causes of poverty in places such as Nome, Alaska, and Gorongosa, Mozambique. Global Ministries also partners with and provides financial support to the Move the Mountain/Circles Out of Poverty Program, a successful training, networking, and advocacy program that empowers and assists families in breaking out of the cycle of poverty. Additionally, United Methodist Women (UMW) funds and engages in countless programs devoted to empowering and nurturing women and children around the world.
What you can do today:
- Learn about how wealth is distributed globally and within your community.
- Stand in solidarity with your sisters and brothers through the “B-1: One Being, Being One” program, which includes a food fast, giving opportunities, and study sessions. (new.gbgm-umc.org/advance/b1)
- Enter into a Covenant Relationship with a missionary through which you can support Ministry with the Poor in hundreds of places around the world. (advancinghope.org)
United Methodist missionaries, mission programs and our mission partner battle hunger and poverty in sustainable ways. Read the most recent news about this global issue.
Beyond feeding and housing; Global Ministries strives for Economic Justice.PDF, 7 pp, 1158K
Poverty and hunger are being addressed in empowering ways around the world.
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