Conflict

General Agencies
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.
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The Rev. Lev Shults brings a greeting to a combined worship service of Czech- and Russian-speaking congregations at Prague 2 United Methodist Church in Prague, Czech Republic. Shults leads Agapé United Methodist Church, the Russian-speaking congregation. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Russian-speaking congregation supports Ukrainian refugees

While Russians and Ukrainians engage in war in various parts of Ukraine, a Russian-speaking United Methodist congregation in Prague is finding ways to support Ukrainian refugees.
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Nordic-Baltic Episcopal Area Bishop Christian Alsted, newly assigned bishop to the Ukraine and Moldova Provisional Annual Conference. Photo courtesy of the Council of Bishops.

A country at war

The newly assigned bishop of the Ukraine and Moldova Provisional Annual Conference traveled to the war-torn country to visit with local church leaders.
Social Concerns
United Methodists in the Central Conference of Central and Southern Europe are providing aid to Ukrainians fleeing war. Graphic by UM News.

Shift in relief efforts for Ukraine

A move from emergency aid to long-term support sums up the current phase of United Methodist efforts for Ukrainian refugees as faith communities continue to send supplies into Ukraine.

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