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arrow icon. Churches Respond to the Call to Action 
Workshop attendees at the School of Congregational Development 2011 in Dallas, Texas

Dallas, Texas, July 28, 2011: The conference room at the Vital Congregation Intensive at the 2011 School of Congregational Development was filled with some 30 people eager to discuss the denomination's new "Call to Action," and the implications for their congregations.
Source: GBGM Mission News
More about: Christian love | Communities | Evangelism | Evangelization | Jesus Christ | John Wesley | Resolutions of the UMC | United Methodist Church | Wesley | Methodism | Statements | Focus on Congregational Development |
Date posted: Aug 01, 2011

arrow icon. United Methodist Mission Agency Moves Toward Major Governance and Structure Changes 
Semi-annual meeting of the board of directors, General Board of Global Ministries, April 11, 2011

Stamford, CT, April 12, 2011—The United Methodist Church's worldwide mission agency took historical steps on April 12 toward becoming more flexible, effective, and cost efficient in response to contemporary mission opportunities.
Source: GBGM Mission News
More about: GBGM events | GBGM news | General Conference | Global connections | Jesus Christ | John Wesley | Resolutions of the UMC | United Methodist Church | Methodism | Statements | Focus on Congregational Development |
Date posted: Apr 13, 2011

arrow icon. United Methodist Leader Calls for Confident and Bold Mission 
Thomas Kemper, Global Ministries general secretary, at Spring 2011 Board of Directors meeting. In the background: Bishop John Innis of Liberia, vice-president of Global Ministries; and Women’s Division president Inelda González.

Stamford, Connecticut, April 12, 2011--A call for United Methodist confidence and boldness in mission was issued on April 12 in the semi-annual report of the denominations' chief mission executive.
Source: GBGM Mission News
More about: Christian love | Evangelism | GBGM events | GBGM news | GBGM programs | General Conference | Global connections | International affairs | Jesus Christ | John Wesley | Mission opportunities | Missionaries | Natural disasters | Peace | Resolutions of the UMC | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Advance | Partners/partnerships | Methodism | Statements | Focus on Congregational Development | Focus on Ministry with the Poor |
Date posted: Apr 12, 2011

arrow icon. Women's Division and Global Ministries Move Toward a New Relationship 
Women’s Division President Inelda González and Thomas Kemper, general secretary (chief executive) of the General Board of Global Ministries. 2011 Spring Board Meeting

Stamford, CT, April 11, 2011--The chief executive of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries has no doubts that his agency and United Methodist Women will remain "missionally connected" if a proposal for a structural separation is finalized.
Source: GBGM Mission News
More about: GBGM events | GBGM news | Mission opportunities | Resolutions of the UMC | United Methodist Church | Women | Partners/partnerships | Mission updates | Statements | Focus on Ministry with the Poor |
Date posted: Apr 11, 2011

arrow icon. The Divine Presence in a Holy Place: A US-2 in Wisconsin
Joe Hopkins works with the Interfaith Worker Justice network in Chicago, Illinois. He is a US-2, a two-year young adult missionary who educates and advocates for fair wages.

March 1, 2011--What makes a space holy? I guess it has something to do with the undeniable presence of the divine in a space where something happens that transcends everyday reality. A space where miracles happen.
Source: GBGM Mission News
More about: Civil rights | Ethics | Human rights | Justice | Martin Luther King Day | Resolutions of the UMC | United Methodist Church | Focus on Leadership Development | United States |
Date posted: Mar 01, 2011

arrow icon. For Immediate Release: Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters Meeting

On behalf of Bishop Patrick Streiff and the Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters members, please see the press release on the Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters meeting held in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, February 4-7, 2011.
Source: GBGM Mission News
More about: GBGM events | General Conference | Global connections | Resolutions of the UMC | United Methodist Church | Statements | Focus on Congregational Development | Congo DR |
Date posted: Feb 17, 2011

arrow icon. Love and Justice Are Primary in Guidelines for Ministry with the Poor 
Thomas Kemper, general secretary (chief executive) of the General Board of Global Ministries

New York, NY, February 8, 2011--Love and justice stand at the top of a set of guiding principles for United Methodist ministry with poor, one of four current focus areas, or priorities, of the denomination.
Source: GBGM Mission News
More about: Poverty | Resolutions of the UMC | United Methodist Church | Statements | Focus on Ministry with the Poor |
Date posted: Feb 09, 2011

arrow icon. Centennial of Ecumenical Conference Puts Spotlight on Christian Mission 
Dr. Glory Dhamaraj is one of four official United Methodist delegates to Edinburgh 2010. She recently visited Scotland where she met Dr. Daryl Balia, right. Dr Balia is an ordained clergyman, a professor of missiology at the University of Edinburgh, and director of Edinburgh 2010.

New York, NY, March 23, 2010--A hundred years ago this coming June, a Protestant ecumenical conference in Scotland provided major incentive for Christian mission in the 20th century. The centennial of that event is putting a spotlight on mission today and into the future. The theme is "Witnessing to Christ Today."
Source: GBGM Mission News
More about: Evangelism | Evangelization | GBGM events | Mission opportunities | Missionaries | Resolutions of the UMC | United Methodist Church | Focus on Congregational Development | United Kingdom | United States |
Date posted: Mar 23, 2010

arrow icon. Advent: Preparation and Witness 
Murray Archibald, co-lay leader of Epworth United Methodist Church in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, designed this banner of the five Christian commitments.

Advent, the period incorporating the four Sundays before Christmas, is a time for prayer, fasting, anticipation, and wonder--spiritual disciplines that prepare Christians to once again celebrate the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, the awaited one, the Messiah, Christ.
Source: GBGM Mission News
More about: Advent | John Wesley | Resolutions of the UMC | United Methodist Church | Wesley | Statements | Focus on Congregational Development |
Date posted: Nov 25, 2009

arrow icon. United Methodist Church Goes Global in the USA 
Rev. Cynthia Wilson planned and led worship with hymns and songs ranging from traditional Methodist favorites to more recently introduced music from Hispanic, Asian, African, and Native American contexts.

New York, NY, August 10, 2009--The United Methodist Church in the United States has an increasingly global look and sound--a reality clearly evident at the 2009 School of Congregational Development.
Source: GBGM Mission News
More about: Economy | Evangelization | GBGM events | Global connections | Globalization | Resolutions of the UMC | United Methodist Church | Methodism | Statements | Focus on Congregational Development | United States |
Date posted: Aug 10, 2009

arrow icon. United Methodist Task Force Promotes Award-Winning Film on Immigration 
Promotional Poster available at madeinla.com. New York, NY, June 22, 2009--Made in LA is an Emmy award-winning film on the three-year experience of three immigrant women who stood up to exploitation in a Los Angeles sweatshop run by a trendy clothing retailer.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: Advocacy | GBGM news | Human rights | Immigration | Justice | Resolutions of the UMC | Women | Mission studies | United States | World |
Date posted: Jun 22, 2009
arrow icon. United Methodists Reject Divestment from Israel 
A number of petitions, including five from U.S. annual (regional) conferences, were folded into one petition on "divestment" that called on the denomination's pension board and finance agency "to review and identify companies that profit from sales of products or services that cause harm to Palestinians and Israelis and begin phased selective divestment from these companies."
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Conflict | International affairs | Resolutions of the UMC | United Methodist Church | Israel | Palestine | World |
Date posted: May 04, 2008
arrow icon. United Methodists Will Now Promise To "Witness" When Becoming Members 
The witness phrase, which highlights the mission and evangelistic responsibility of church membership, was added to the part of the liturgy used when individuals make their professions of membership. The addition was made by the United Methodist General Conference, which meets every four years to conduct the business of the denomination.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: Evangelism | Evangelization | Resolutions of the UMC | United Methodist Church | World |
Date posted: May 01, 2008
arrow icon. General Conference Counters Hate, Torture, Violence, and Genocide 
Laurie Hays Coffman examines boots and shoes that symbolize people killed in the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq. The "Resisting Hate, Fear, and Scapegoating, and Transforming the Context of Hate in the United States" resolution reaffirms the denomination's historical opposition to acts of hate, hate speech, and violence in both church and society and urges the church to redouble efforts to speak out against hate crimes.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: Conflict | Hate | Race | Resolutions of the UMC | Violence | War | World |
Date posted: Apr 30, 2008
arrow icon. Methodists From Around World Gather Amid Global Tensions 
Drawing representatives from churches in 132 countries, the World Methodist Council met July 18-19, followed by the July 20-24 World Methodist Conference. "God in Christ Reconciling" (II Corinthians 5:18) is the theme for the 19th conference, which is meeting at Seoul's Kum Nan Church for worship, dialogue and study. Conference participants come during a time of high tension following North Korea's recent missile tests.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Conflict | International affairs | Peace | Resolutions of the UMC | United Methodist Church | Violence | War | Methodism | Israel | Korea | Lebanon | Middle East | North Korea | South Korea |
Date posted: Jul 21, 2006
arrow icon. United Methodist Mission Agency Supports
 Restructure of the Human Rights Commission

On March 16, an overwhelming majority of the countries of the world voted to restructure the frequently-criticized United Nations Human Rights Commission into a more equitable and powerful Human Rights Council. One hundred and seventy countries approved the measure; four including the US, voted “no,” and three abstained.
Source: GBGM Mission News
More about: Communities | GBGM news | Human rights | International affairs | Justice | Peace | Resolutions of the UMC | United Methodist Church | World |
Date posted: Mar 17, 2006
arrow icon. Native Americans Raise Awareness of Sacred Sites 
Around the United States this spring, Native Americans and others are holding marathons and other events to focus public attention on the ongoing threats to the sacred places of indigenous people.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Communities | Environment | Resolutions of the UMC | United Methodist Church | United States |
Date posted: Mar 13, 2006
arrow icon. Thousands Rally on Capitol Hill to Protest Immigration Bill  
United Methodists and others rallying against an immigration reform bill said they wouldn't let the threat of jail stop them from doing ministry with undocumented immigrants. "Yo no soy un criminal (I am not a criminal)," said the Rev. David Rocha, coordinator of Hispanic ministries at the Baltimore-Washington Conference and pastor of Camina Da Vida United Methodist Church in Gaithersburg, Md.
Source: United Methodist News Service
More about: Christian love | Civil rights | Communities | Immigration | Refugees | Resolutions of the UMC | United Methodist Church | North Eastern U.S. | United States |
Date posted: Mar 09, 2006
arrow icon. Thoughts on the Occasion of the Hispanic/Latino Heritage Month 
Rev. Germán Acevedo-Delgado. The General Board of Global Ministries joins the Hispanic Heritage Month celebration, but turns it into the Hispanic/Latino month. We do this to follow suit with the 2004 General Conference action that changed the National Plan on Hispanic Ministry into the National Plan for Hispanic/Latino Ministry.
Source: Mission Contexts and Relationships
More about: Communities | GBGM programs | Resolutions of the UMC | United Methodist Church | Partners/partnerships | Methodism | United States |
Date posted: Oct 06, 2005
arrow icon. New Korean-American Ministry Director: Open Arms and Christian Love
 Rev. Paul Hak-Soon Chang, executive director of the Korean-American Ministry, also known as the Korean-American National Plan. "The Korean-American Ministry is where we start but not where we end," says Rev. Paul Hak-Soon Chang, the new executive director of that ministry, which has roots going back more than one hundred years. Rev. Chang invites everyone - from all backgrounds and ages - to accompany the Korean- American United Methodist community - more than 100,000 people in more than 420 congregations -- on this multi-dimensional Christian journey.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: Advocacy | Christian love | Communities | Evangelization | GBGM news | GBGM programs | Immigration | International affairs | Race | Resolutions of the UMC | United Methodist Church | Statements | Korea | United States |
Date posted: May 22, 2005
arrow icon. Disability Awareness Sunday 2005 
Disability Awareness is celebrated annually in United Methdodist Churches. Disability Awareness Sunday is both a celebration and a challenge. We celebrate the lives and witness of those with disabilities who contribute so much to our faith community. We also open ourselves, our churches, and the Church to the call to full inclusion and full accessibility for those with any disability – physical or mental. This is an opportunity to raise awareness and to find solutions to the physical, architectural, communication and attitude barriers to those with disabilities.
Source: Religious news services
More about: Advocacy | Christian love | Disabilities | GBGM programs | Resolutions of the UMC | Social Principles | United Methodist Church | Statements | World |
Date posted: Apr 27, 2005
arrow icon. R. Randy Day Challenges United Methodist Church to Do More  In Equipping Mission Leaders and in Health Care Ministries
The chief mission executive of The United Methodist Church called on April 13 for greater emphases in the denomination on leadership development for Christian mission and on health care ministries for the poor around the world.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: AIDS/HIV | Children | Christian love | Communities | Education | Environment | GBGM news | Grants | Health | Human rights | International affairs | Missionaries | Natural disasters | Resolutions of the UMC | Special Sundays | UMCOR | United Methodist Church | Volunteers | Women | Youth | Men | Partners/partnerships | Methodism | World |
Date posted: Apr 13, 2005
arrow icon. An Open Letter to the RENEW Network 
Dr. Janice Love, deputy general secretary for the Women's Division of the General Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church Jan Love, Deputy General Secretary, Women's Division writes an open letter to the recent RENEW newsletter February 2005 that publicly raised concerns about the Women's Division and her leadership.
Source: Women's Division
More about: Evangelization | Ethics | Jesus Christ | Resolutions of the UMC | Social Principles | United Methodist Church | Women | Statements | United States |
Date posted: Mar 31, 2005
arrow icon. Proposed asylum bill could threaten persecuted refugees, critics say 
A bill limiting the access refugees have to asylum has faith-based groups and others voicing concern and opposition. The REAL ID Act, introduced by Rep. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr. (R-Wis.), would more stringently require proof of persecution from potential asylum-seekers.
Source: UMC Annual Conferences/Jurisdictions
More about: Human rights | Resolutions of the UMC | South Eastern U.S. | United States |
Date posted: Mar 30, 2005
arrow icon. Mission Leader Appeals Strongly for Gun Control in Wake of Minnesota Shootings 
The Rev. R. Randy Day, chief executive of the mission agency of The United Methodist Church, made a strong appeal for gun control in the United States in the wake of the shooting of 10 people in rural Minnesota on March 21.
Source: GBGM Press Releases
More about: Children | Communities | General Conference | Resolutions of the UMC | United Methodist Church | Violence | Youth | North Central U.S. | United States |
Date posted: Mar 22, 2005
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