Did you know the United Methodist Church helps support 5 ecumenical organizations?
We’re partnering with the larger church to share the good news of Christ together and joining our voices with Christians around the world to advocate for peace and justice. The Interdenominational Cooperation Fund supports an array of important ministries operating through various ecumenical bodies such as National Council of Church of Christ in the USA, Pan-Methodist Commission, World Council of Churches, Churches Uniting in Christ and World Methodist Council.
ABOUT THE INTERDENOMINATIONAL COOPERATON FUND (ICF)
Being a global church’s means you have to be concerned about the wellbeing of other Christians around the world. The Interdenominational Cooperation Fund (ICF) enables United Methodists to share a presence and a voice in the activities of several national and worldwide ecumenical organizations. It provides the United Methodist share of the basic budgets of these organizations. Together we stand as an ecumenical front to globally make a difference. Even though our customs may differ, promoting basic human rights in every corner of the world is the basic mission of the ICF. Giving towards the ICF help Christians around the world stand together for those who are marginalized and persecuted for speaking about their faith. In 1952, the General Conference agreed to share in the basic budget with other organizations to help provide for the budget of the National Council of Churches and World Council of Churches.