Violence

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.
Violence
Women look at a memorial for victims near the scene of a shooting at a Tops supermarket in Buffalo, New York. After what officials quickly identified as a racist attack, United Methodists are responding with prayers, counseling and condemnations of hate. Photo by Brendan McDermid, Reuters.

Churches condemn hate, urge action after shootings

After what officials quickly identified as a white supremacist attack in Buffalo, New York, United Methodists are responding with prayers and calls to do the hard work of addressing racism. United Methodists also are responding to a mass shooting at a California church.
Social Concerns
United Methodists in the Central Conference of Central and Southern Europe are providing aid to Ukrainians fleeing war. Graphic by UM News.

Shift in relief efforts for Ukraine

A move from emergency aid to long-term support sums up the current phase of United Methodist efforts for Ukrainian refugees as faith communities continue to send supplies into Ukraine.
Mission and Ministry
The church has been aiding refugees from Ukraine with multiple ministries. Graphic courtesy of The United Methodist Church in the Central Conference of Central and Southern Europe.

Helping Ukrainian refugees ‘an exercise in joining God’

In addition to ongoing collection of donated items, individuals and local churches have readied spaces to house refugees for either short- or long-term recovery.

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