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Yed Esaie Angoran, a key leader in The United Methodist Church in Côte d’Ivoire and the global denomination, died June 13. He was 73. 2008 file photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Yed Angoran, a global leader, dies at 73

Yed Esaie Angoran, a leader in both The United Methodist Church and the country of Côte d’Ivoire, died of a heart attack.
Mission and Ministry
Food hampers are distributed to Cyclone Idai survivors in Ntcheu, Malawi. The United Methodist Church is still assisting remote villages in the region amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo by Francis Nkhoma, UM News.

COVID-19 slows aid to Cyclone Idai survivors

Despite lockdowns, church continues to offer spiritual and material support in Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Malawi.
Mission and Ministry
The COVID-19 response continues through Sheltering in Love grants from the United Methodist Committee on Relief.

COVID-19 fund grants help fill the gaps

From Louisiana to the Philippines, United Methodists are finding ways to assist those affected by the coronavirus pandemic and asking for support from the UMCOR COVID-19 Response Fund.
Social Concerns
Bishop Rodolfo A. Juan (left) prays for a leader (red vest) at a camp for displaced people in Malaybalay, Philippines, in 2017. The United Methodist Church in the Philippines has condemned extrajudicial killings and other human rights abuses in the country, as well as protesting the treatment of indigenous people. The church has worked both alone and through ecumenical groups like the National Council of Churches. File photo courtesy of Dan Ela.

United Methodists decry 'red-tagging' of church council

The National Council of Churches in the Philippines was labeled as a “front organization of local communist terrorist groups” by the Department of National Defense of the Philippines Government.

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