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Vlada takes shelter with her son, Dima, at the Poušť United Methodist church camp near Bechyně, Czech Republic in May, after fleeing their home near Mykolaiv, Ukraine. Leaders of the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries said during their fall board meetings that they have approved, and have in process, more than $17 million for partners across Ukraine and neighboring countries that have taken in refugees from the war with Russia. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Ukraine a top priority for Global Ministries

The United Methodist Committee on Relief has approved more than $17 million so far to help the people of Ukraine, and more aid is on the way, the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries announced during its fall meeting.
Social Concerns
Charlotte Monaheng holds a sign protesting gender-based violence during a march organized by The United Methodist Church in the Gugulethu community in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo by Tapiwa Bopoto, UM News.

South Africans march against gender-based violence

United Methodists joined with the South Africa government’s Department of Sports, Arts and Culture to organize a march to raise awareness in their communities.
Disaster Relief
The Revs. Rares Calugar (left) and Samuel Goia talk on a balcony at the United Methodist Hotel Hanul Fullton and community center in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. The church bought the hotel, which houses refugees from Ukraine in some of the rooms, while others are used to house charity nongovernmental organizations and some are rented to help fund ministries of the church. Calugar is superintendent of The United Methodist Church in Romania and Goia is pastor of Way of Faith United Methodist Church in Micesti.

Romanian hotel houses one-stop shop for ministry

A hotel and ministry center run by The United Methodist Church in Romania hosts numerous programs to help Ukrainian refugees, as well as the rest of the community.