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Hispanic/Latino People of The UMC

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month photo by Unsplash

The Hispanic/Latino community is a vital part of the tapestry of The United Methodist Church, with an enduring and continuing legacy to the church and their communities.

We support the history, culture, traditions and contributions of those people whose ancestry is rooted in all Latin American countries.

Find stories by and about Hispanic/Latino United Methodists, along with resources, information about upcoming events, links to ministries and more.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with children's books written by Latine and Hispanic authors in this list curated by The UMC's General Board of Church and Society.
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Ways We Grow

Kids books to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with children's books written by Latine and Hispanic authors in this list curated by The UMC's General Board of Church and Society.

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The United States Mint has included Jovita Idár, an early 20th century Mexican American journalist and activist — and a Methodist — in the American Women Quarters series. In 2023, she’ll have her image on a special-issue coin, joining Eleanor Roosevelt, Maya Angelou, Sally Ride and others. Image courtesy of the United States Mint; graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.
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Our History

Spotlight shines on Jovita Idar, Methodist reformer

Jovita Idár, a Mexican American journalist, activist and Methodist working in South Texas in the early 20th century, continues to gain recognition from historians and others. The United States Mint is including her in its American Women Quarters series.

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