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23 articles found for August, 2010.

The UMCOR Hotline for August 31, 2010 
In Today's Hotline: AFGHANISTAN: UMCOR Responds to Flash Floods PAKISTAN: Flood-affected Areas Still Growing US: Katrina, Five Years Later GLOBAL: 10-Fold Movement Participant’s Guide
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:Aug 31, 2010


Kim Bobo is the executive director of Interfaith Worker Justice and the author of

Maybe you're like me and you consider Labor Day weekend simply the last blast of summer-- back-to-school thoughts, picnics, and family fun. But I've come to realize the holiday has a deeper meaning. Labor Day is a legacy of 19th century American workers who fought for and won legal guarantees to fairness and justice in our workplaces.

Date posted:Aug 27, 2010


Ms. Valentine Amonkou, director of operations for Cote d'Ivoire's United Methodist schools, discusses the need for excellence in education.

This summer a team from the United Methodist Church in Côte d'Ivoire, L'Eglise Méthodiste Unie en Côte d' Ivoire, visited Global Ministries as they stopped in New York on their way back from Texas, where they were ambassadors to the annual conference meeting.

Date posted:Aug 26, 2010


The UMCOR Hotline for August 24, 2010 
In Today's Hotline: *PAKISTAN: Millions in Urgent Need *US: UMCOR Responds to Iowa Flood *HAITI: UMCOR Seeks Head of Mission *LIBERIA/SIERRA LEONE: Strengthening Rural Communities *GLOBAL: World Humanitarian Day
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:Aug 24, 2010


Bishop Patrick Streiff and Hungarian District Superintendent Istvan Csernak celebrate communion.

Budapest, Hungary, August 23, 2010--Methodism on the European continent in the 20 years following World War II was the theme of a mid- August conference of the European Historical Commision of The United Methodist Church.

Date posted:Aug 23, 2010



There have been two major concepts of land ownership in the world: private and communal. The Christian concept of communal ownership in the Book of Acts--the communion of saints--is voluntary, not compulsory, as in Communism. But the most widely accepted concept is private ownership, in which individuals own the means of production. Its roots are in dominium, a concept of ownership deriving from Roman law, in which individuals have absolute, unrestricted control over property.

Date posted:Aug 20, 2010


A small group of CIEMAL Youth in Mission form a prayer circle as part of an encounter event in Bolivia.

The Rev. Joyce Torres currently serves as general secretary of the Council of Evangelical Methodist Churches in Latin America and the Caribbean (CIEMAL). She began her work with CIEMAL in 1998 as the first director of its Youth in Mission program. In this interview with Victoria Furio, she firmly commits to the belief that young people are the lifeblood of the church and that, working together, they really can--and do--transform the world.

Date posted:Aug 19, 2010



From late July through early August 2010, heavier than usual monsoon rains drenched Pakistan. These heavy rains provoked flash floods that have taken the lives of at least 1,200 Pakistanis. The rains have chased millions from their homes and left thousands stranded and awaiting rescue. As we respond to the disaster through our gifts to UMCOR, we also pray for the communities impacted by these floods.

Date posted:Aug 17, 2010


The China News Summary is compiled monthly by the United Methodist China Program, Room 319, General Board of Global Ministries, The United Methodist Church, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10115.

Date posted:Aug 17, 2010


The UMCOR Hotline for August 17, 2010 
In Today's Hotline: *PAKISTAN: Emergency Continues to Unfold *HAITI: UMCOR Seeks a New Head of Mission *EVENT: Be Informed, at Lighten the Burden III *SYRIA: Vocational Training for Iraqi Refugees *ARMENIA: Microfinance Program Grows
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:Aug 17, 2010


National Federation of Asian American United Methodists: clergy from Cambodian, Chinese, Filipino, Formosan, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, South Asian, and Vietnamese groups.

San Jose, California, August 11, 2010--More than 200 persons from 10 sub-ethnic groups gathered in San Jose, California, at the end of July for the first convocation of Asian American United Methodists in 11 years. Among the highlights were frank assessments by several United Methodist Asian American bishops on the relation of Asian American ministries to the rest of the church.

Date posted:Aug 12, 2010


(From left to right) Global Ministries executive Ms. Rebecca Asedillo met with the principal of the Dar-Ul-Mussarat School, Ms. Resha Qadir Bakhsh, and the moderator of the Pakistan Church, Rev. Samuel Robert Azariah, and New World Outlook editor Ms. Christie House during the staff devotions of Global Ministries this summer.

Two Pakistan leaders, moderator Rev. Samuel Robert Azariah of the Pakistan Church and principal Resha Qadir Bakhsh of the Dar-Ul- Mussarat School, shared the challenges and achievements of the Pakistan Church with Global Ministries staff, including Mr. Thomas Kemper, the new head of the General Board of Global Ministries, the United Methodist mission agency.

Date posted:Aug 11, 2010


Dan Terry was remembered as a peacemaker in a service of prayer and thanksgiving for his life at the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries.

New York, NY, August 10, 2010--Dan Terry, killed along with nine other medical and relief workers in Afghanistan on August 6, was remembered as a peacemaker in a service of prayer and thanksgiving for his life at the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries.

Date posted:Aug 10, 2010


The UMCOR Hotline for August 10, 2010 
In Today's Hotline: *PAKISTAN: Monsoons, Flood Relief Update *HAITI: Head of Mission and Other Job Postings *REFUGEE MINISTRY: Haitian Evacuees Receive UMCOR Support *JFON: Immigration Clinic Opens in North Carolina *CHILE: Material and Emotional Aid for Earthquake Survivors
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:Aug 10, 2010


A United Methodist layman who devoted his life to the people of Afghanistan was among the 10 persons killed on August 6 as the group returned to the city of Kabul from an eyecare camp in a remote northeast part of the country.
Date posted:Aug 09, 2010


The first group of nine pastors ordained in Cameroon includes one woman, further adding to the historic atmosphere at this event.

Yaounde, Cameroon, August 9, 2010--The United Methodist Church in Cameroon has ordained its first nine pastors (elders), including one woman. This historic occasion took place on July 31 at the civic auditorium in Yaounde, the capital of the West African country.

Date posted:Aug 09, 2010


McKendree United Methodist Church in downtown Nashville, one of the oldest Methodist congregations in the South, is no longer a

Nashville, Tennessee, August 5, 2010--Five years ago the odds were not good that McKendree United Methodist Church in downtown Nashville, Tennessee, would see its 225th birthday in 2012. Today, McKendree is a bright spot in the constellation of United Methodist churches struggling to make a comeback.

Date posted:Aug 05, 2010


Nashville, Tennessee, August 5, 2010-- Ministry partnerships can contribute to congregational growth and vitality--so long as the focus on shared mission is not diverted by institutional self-interest.

Date posted:Aug 05, 2010


Christian Love knows no racial or ethnic boundaries.

Nashville, Tennessee, August 3, 2010--Racial and ethnic communities, along with immigrants, will play important roles in the future of The United Methodist Church in the United States. More cross-cultural ministries are also emerging. These facts were clearly in evidence at the 2010 School of Congregational Development meeting in Nashville July 29 to August 2.

Date posted:Aug 03, 2010


The UMCOR Hotline for August 3, 2010 
In Today's Hotline: PAKISTAN: Worst Flooding on Record; 2 Million Affected US: Care Teams for Gulf Coast ZAMBIA: Securing a Future SIERRA LEONE: Church Farm Supports Rural Communities HAITI: Job Postings HAITI: Physical Therapists to be Trained US: First Hurricane of 2010 Season
Source: UMCOR
Date posted:Aug 03, 2010



On July 29, participants at the 2010 School of Congregational Development watched the award- winning film, Lost in Woonsocket, which provided a rare glimpse into the hopes and struggles of two homeless alcoholics from Rhode Island, and sparked discussion on the church's role in responding to homelessness and addiction.

Date posted:Aug 02, 2010



As active members of New Milford United Methodist Church in New Milford, Connecticut, Kay and Jerry Jones have had many occasions to hear that verse. Across the Atlantic, in Mozambique, a boy named Anuario was merely walking along when he stepped on a land mine. The explosion robbed him of one of his legs and part of his left hand. Little did any of them know that their paths would cross.

Date posted:Aug 02, 2010


The traditional way of collecting water in Nicaragua requires women and children to walk for miles to a stream or river to fill containers to carry home.

For untold years, women and children in Las Mesas, Nicaragua, walked two miles each way to get water. Grandmothers, mothers, and children made this trip several times a day, every day-- walking in flimsy flip-flops across sharp rocks and hard-baked soil. They were going to fetch 5- gallon buckets of water, each filled bucket weighing 40 pounds.

Date posted:Aug 02, 2010


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