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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.
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.
Mission and Ministry
United Methodists in the Central Conference of Central and Southern Europe are providing aid to Ukrainians fleeing war. Graphic by UM News.

Providing Ukrainian refugees ‘soul care’

United Methodists in countries near Ukraine continue to take care of the practical needs of Ukrainian refugees. They find them safe places to stay and provide food, clothes and other necessities. But those responsible also aim to help beyond concrete support.