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Participants of the Global Young People's Convocation wait out Typhoon Rammasun in the Philippines. The event is hosted by the United Methodist Board of Discipleship. Photo by Jen Tyler, Global Ministries.

Church youth take shelter, pray for others, as typhoon hits Philippines

Participants at global youth convocation sing songs together and share concern for those less secure amid powerful storm. More

An Inveneo-installed wireless networking dish provides connectivity to a NetHope member non-governmental organization in Tacloban.  Photo courtesy of Inveneo.

Reconnecting the Philippines: Tracking the progress

Since Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines Nov. 8, 2013, United Methodist Communications and its partners have been working to help restore communications in the disaster area. Read More

North Georgia Annual (regional) Conference work with Pangatian community members in Cabanatuan City, mixing concrete for the multipurpose hall foundation, as part of the conference’s Bridges Philippines project. Photo courtesy of Wesleyan University-Philippines.

‘Bridges’ program connects North Georgia, Philippines

Teams work together to address poverty, provide community outreach in the Philippines. Read More

Video update from the United Methodist Young People's Convocation 2014 in Philippines. Courtesy GBOD.

Video Diary 4: Global Young People’s Convocation 2014

Young adults from around the world learn, grow and help pack food for families during conference in Philippines. View

The Men's Association of the United Methodist Church, Harare West District, sings during the 2013 Palm Sunday service in the Kwang Lim Chapel at Africa University. A UMNS photo by Kathleen Barry.; Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

Cultural traditions enhance Easter

United Methodists around the world celebrate Christ’s Resurrection in diverse ways. Read More

Men remove a motorcycle from storm debris piled up by Typhoon Haiyan in Tacloban, Philippines. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.; A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose

Rebuilding houses in the Philippines

After devastating typhoon, many people had “nowhere to go.” The Committee on Relief is helping residents return to permanent homes rather than relocate. Read More

The Rev. David Cosmiano is a United Methodist district superintendent for Eastern Visayas in the Phi

UMCOR’s return to Leyte

On December 5-6, 2013, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) returned to Leyte Province in the Philippines to distribute relief goods among survivors of Typhoon Yolanda, or Haiyan. Read More

Philippines Typhoon: The Church Responds

After the devastation of Haiyan, the church is responding with relief and support. Read the latest news, find resources, donate. Read More

Bringing comfort to typhoon survivors in Philippines

When the United Methodist Committee on Relief delivered food packages Nov. 20 to six storm-ravaged communities in Dagami, the Philippines, it was the first substantial emergency relief aid there since Typhoon Haiyan struck nearly two weeks earlier. Read More

Church helps rebuild communications in Philippines

A United Methodist-led team has been providing communications relief in the Philippines this week, assessing needs and identifying ways to reconnect churches and communities after the recent typhoon. Read More

Video: UMCOR’s Response After Typhoon

"UMCOR really is the local church." Leaders talk about ways United Methodists are bringing real relief to those hit by Typhoon Haiyan. View

Video: Filipino Bishops’ Message After Typhoon

"When one part of the world suffers, other members will help." Bishops Torio, Francisco, and Juan were far from home when disaster struck. Read More

2012: A year’s worth of disasters

As pain stretched across continents and touched some places already damaged, United Methodists throughout the connection responded. Read More

Typhoon lessons learned in Philippines

Focus on disaster risk reduction by UMCOR and others paid off when Typhoon Bopha struck Dec. 4. Read More

Missionary’s Global Calling: Rev. Romeo del Rosario

Romeo del Rosario has served for decades, speaks 9 languages, and credits call to missionaries in Philippines. "God leads me all the way." View

HIV/AIDS threatening Philippines

United Methodists work with other faith groups to "respond&ellipsis;with new attitudes and actions focused on education, prevention and compassion." Read More

UMTV: Growing Hope in the Philippines

The Dumagat live in an isolated place, threatened by outsiders. The tribe is learning new skills to survive thanks to UMCOR. View

Volunteers change world in 1,500 places

Fun runs, block parties, picnics, malaria fundraisers-and more-connected United Methodists to their communities. Read More

United Methodists ready to Change the World

More than 1,500 congregations, charges, districts and conferences around the globe take the church into the community. Read More

Bishop has ‘sole authority,’ top court says

United Methodist Judicial Council considers 3 cases at its spring meeting. Read More

Bishops seek justice in Philippines

Bishops condemn killings, urge prayer, activism for people of Philippines. Read More

United Methodist bishops elected in Philippines

Two new bishops and one current one will oversee the church's work in the Philippines following episcopal elections in Manila. Read More

A man searches through bags of garbage for recyclables to resell in the Payatas landfill in Manila, Philippines. The island nation's capital city is one of the most densely populated places on earth.

Commentary: Finding a kingdom in heaven in Manila

United Methodists are bringing Christ and hope to the "sad, dark" places in the Philippines. Read More

One-year-old Joshua Flores receives free treatment for tuberculosis at United Methodist Mary Johnston Hospital in Manila, Philippines. As one of the country's few missionary hospitals, Mary Johnston accepts all patients regardless of race, creed or ability to pay.

Struggling hospital continues to offer free health care

Begun in 1906 as a missionary clinic in the Philippines, United Methodist Mary Johnston Hospital is a model for service to the poor. Read More

Bishop Solito K. Toquero (far right) visits with some of the young girls living at the Gilead Center, a residential shelter for street children supported by The United Methodist Church.

Filipino church ministers to destitute families

In Manila, where the poorest people live among cemetery tombs, The United Methodist Church provides hope to escape the cycle of poverty. Read More

A young girl is surrounded by trash at the dump nicknamed Smokey Mountain in Manila, Philippines. The city's poorest people live in the dump and make their living looking for goods to recycle.

Church offers hope to Filipinos living amid garbage

In Manila, the Smokey Mountain garbage dump is home to not only rotting garbage but hundreds of families trapped by poverty. Read More

Street children find haven at United Methodist center

The United Methodist Church in the Philippines brings mercy and mission to the poor. This is the first of a five-part series. Read More

United Methodist Delegation Calls for Killing to End in the Philippines

A United Methodist delegation on human rights today called upon Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to take a more aggressive role to halt the killing of clergy, laity, journalists, and human rights workers who work with the poor in the Philippines.
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United Methodist Delegation Visiting Philippines Jan. 3-7; Group to Gather Information on Killing, H

A high level delegation of United Methodists leaders will be in the Philippines Jan. 3-7 to learn more about the killing and harassment of church workers, peace and human rights activists, and journalists.

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