Human Rights

Social Concerns
A view of the U.S. Supreme Court. United Methodists have varied reactions after the Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, holding that there is no longer a federal constitutional right to an abortion. Photo courtesy of the Architect of the Capitol.

United Methodists react to end of Roe v. Wade

United Methodists alternately expressed fear and contentment with the U.S. Supreme Court decision released June 24 that holds there is no longer a federal constitutional right to an abortion.
Immigration
Maj. Gerardo Ortiz (left), leader of the Salvation Army in Tijuana, Mexico, and Bishop Felipe Ruiz, episcopal leader of the Northwest Annual Conference of the Methodist Church of Mexico A.R., have been working collaboratively to serve immigrant communities on the border, and they are now serving refugees from Ukraine. Photo courtesy of Bishop Felipe Ruiz, Methodist Church of Mexico A.R.

Methodists help Ukrainian refugees in Tijuana

The Methodist Church of Mexico A.R., together with other churches, civil organizations and the support of the United Methodist Committee on Relief, is providing food and other aid to refugee applicants from Ukraine.
Social Concerns
Students learn how to draw and mark measurements on sewing material during a lesson at the United Methodist Church Women Training Center in Bugembe, Uganda. The center works with women, youth, rape survivors, displaced people and others in the community. The goal is to improve livelihoods through vocational training and education. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

Grants enrich United Methodist outreach in East Africa

Partners UMC Ministries and Harper Hill Global raised more than $13,000 to assist projects in the Uganda-South Sudan Conference.
Faith Stories
Kit Evans-Ford (left), one of the Wesleyan Investive Tom Locke Award winners for 2022, started an organization to employ female survivors of sexual violence. Pictured with Evans-Ford are her husband, the Rev. Dwight L. Ford, pastor of Grace City Church in Rock Island, Ill., and their children, Imani and Justice. Photo courtesy of Kit Evans-Ford.

Ministry helping sexual violence survivors honored with award

Kit Evans-Ford, one of the Wesleyan Investive Tom Locke Award winners for 2022, started an organization to employ female survivors of sexual violence.

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