Hurricane Sandy: The Church Responds

On Oct. 29-30, 2012, Hurricane Sandy's powerful gusts and storm surges caused once-in-a-generation flooding in coastal communities of New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, leaving more than eight million people - including a large swath of Manhattan - in the dark.

Read the latest news about the Church's commitment to long-term recovery efforts below. Donate to the cause at UMCOR's website: Hurricanes 2012, Advance number 3021787. You can also text the word RESPONSE to 80888 to give an immediate $10 donation.
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Global Health
Women carry water as the sun rises at Njenjete village near Madisi, Malawi. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

‘Water is Life’ chronicles global struggle for clean water

More than 750 million people around the world lack reliable water access. Three years in the making, photographer Mike DuBose and reporter Kathy L. Gilbert document the church's efforts to provide clean water to rural Africa in a special photo feature.
Mission and Ministry
The Rev. Carlton R. “Sam” Young is, at 94, still composing and arranging music. Editor of The Methodist Hymnal (1966) and The United Methodist Hymnal (1989), he’s out with a new collection of sheet music called “Today I Live: Hymns and Songs of Remembrance and Hope.” Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

At 94, he’s ‘Mr. Music of United Methodism’

The Rev. Carlton R. “Sam” Young — composer, arranger, scholar and two-time hymnal editor — is out with a new collection of sacred music.
Racism
Speakers for the Sept. 16 panel discussion on the theological roots of racism and colonialism are (left to right) the Revs. Mai-Anh Le Tran, Edgardo Colón-Emeric and Willie James Jennings. The United Methodist Church held the livestreamed discussion as part of its Dismantling Racism series. Photos courtesy of Tran, Jennings, and photo of Colón-Emeric by Les Todd; graphic by Laurens Glass, UM News.

Grappling with how racism coexists with faith

Three theologians wrestled with how Christianity can overcome racism at a time when polls show that many white Christians don’t see racial injustice as a problem.