United Methodists Get to Work after Katrina

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United Methodists from all walks of life an in all areas of the US are working to relieve the suffering and assist those left vulnerable following Hurricane Katrina. The following stories share what United Methodists are doing both within the disaster zone and outside of it to help thousands in need.

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Disaster Relief
A mother receives food provided by The United Methodist Church in Beni, Congo. The aid was part of a $100,000 grant from the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s International Disaster Response program to support internally displaced persons in Beni and Rutshuru in East Congo. Photo by Chadrack Tambwe Londe, UM News.

UMCOR assists displaced families in East Congo

Funds from the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s International Disaster Response program helped purchase food and other supplies for people in Beni who have fled attacks in outlying areas.
Church Leadership
The Rev. Dr. Tori Butler. Photo by Dominque J. Allan, Create It Photography, LLC.

Hollering for Change: When it all falls down

“If you live life long enough, you have a moment when it all literally falls down,” writes the Rev. Dr. Tori Butler. She shares the time this happened to her and how she got back up.
Social Concerns
Kendra Weddle. Photo courtesy of the author.

Paradox on the plains

When Kansans voted recently to protect abortion rights, they continued a rich history of advocacy.