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Bishop William Hutchinson of Louisiana thanks United Methodists for their response following Hurricane Katrina.
Bishop William Hutchinson of Louisiana thanks United Methodists for their response following Hurricane Katrina during the 2008 United Methodist General Conference
in Fort Worth, Texas. Hutchinson is standing in front of a cross made from
debris left by the hurricane. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.
The Initiative on Children and Poverty

Children and Poverty:  The Bishops InitiativeThe Initiative on Children and Poverty has been the commitment of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church since 1996. This commitment represents the bishops' sense of the call and nature of God; the depth of the bishops' concern for children and the impoverished; the new directions resulting from deppening global relationships; and the bishops' belief that the church is to be where God is. The church, therefore, must be in community with children and the poor -- as Jesus said, "the least of these."
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The Hope for the Children of Africa

Hope for the Children of AfricaThe Hope for the Children of Africaappeal provides relief and reconciliation to thousands of children and families who have suffered and lost so much from war across the continent; and rebuilds United Methodist churches and restore ministries, with special attention to the physical, social and spiritual well-being of the children.
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