Ukraine: Support for the Uprooted

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Mission and Ministry
Asylum-seekers from Lebanon are greeted by Federica Brizi and Francesco Piobbichi of the Federation of Evangelical Churches in Italy (center) upon their arrival in Rome in August 2017. The group obtained legal visas through the Humanitarian Corridors program of the federation, the Synod of Waldensian and Methodist Churches and the Community of Sant’Egidio, run by Mediterranean Hope. Photo courtesy of Mediterranean Hope.

Small churches play big role for refugees in Italy

Italian religious groups, including Methodists, have created a legal, safe pathway for Syrians and other vulnerable asylum seekers to resettle in Italy and the work is expanding.
General Church
Nordic and Baltic Area Bishop Christian Alsted says European and Eurasian delegates to the upcoming special General Conference are concerned about “political maneuvering” by caucus groups within The United Methodist Church. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

European, Eurasian delegates unhappy with lobbying​

Delegates meet in Germany ahead of special session of General Conference
General Church
Bishop Janice Riggle Huie leads a session at the recent Texas Methodist Foundation-sponsored Courageous Leadership Initiative launch in St. Louis. Huie joined the foundation staff after retiring from the active episcopacy. Photo courtesy Texas Methodist Foundation.

From ʽchurch bank’ to change agent

The Texas Methodist Foundation has grown in assets but also influence, thanks to an extensive leadership ministry and other outreach.