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Racism
The Rev. David Maldonado. Video image courtesy of IMU Latina (Iglesia Metodista Unida Latina) via YouTube by UM News.

Church must hear Hispanic/Latino voices

The lack of voices from Latin America represents a major gap in the global conversations occurring in The United Methodist Church.
Social Concerns
A pedestrian passes one of The United Methodist Church’s billboards calling for peace in the community of Abobo, Côte d’Ivoire. The United Methodist Church and its partners organized a communication campaign asking that the population and the authorities show restraint during the electoral period. The caravan crisscrossed several towns and hamlets in Côte d’Ivoire. Photo by Isaac Broune, UM News.

Amid post-election crisis, Côte d’Ivoire church calls for peace

The United Methodist Church in Côte d’Ivoire works to ease tensions amid protests and unrest after the country’s presidential election.
Violence
Women and children, many of them United Methodists, take shelter under the covered court of a local elementary school in the Arakan barangay of North Cotabato, Philippines. They fled their homes amid insecurity in the region. The families evacuated without clothes or other necessities, and The United Methodist Church in the Philippines is offering assistance. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Recto Baguio.

Church aids displaced Lumad families

Members of Beho Omor United Methodist Church in the Philippines shelter at a local elementary school after being caught in the crossfire between government and rebel forces.