“The Gospel of Christ knows no religion but social, no holiness but social holiness." - John Wesley
When disaster strikes, it doesn't discriminate between rich and poor, by ethnic identity or region, belief or nonbelief.
Identifying with and assisting individuals and communities affected by disasters are ways we follow Jesus Christ — regardless of the type of disaster.
UMCOR, The United Methodist Committee on Relief, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe, responds to natural or civil disasters of such magnitude that they overwhelm a community’s ability to recover on its own. Through UMCOR, United Methodists extend loving care to people within the United States, as well as those in Africa, Asia, Central and South America, and the Caribbean.Originally Posted: Aug 16, 2013
Innovation in education put the Methodist church on the map as a national leader in public education. Between 1832 and the Civil War, Methodists established thirty-four permanent colleges, marking the beginnings of the modem American system of higher education. Not only were Methodists a powerful force in the college building and Sunday school movements, but also in advancing social reform movements such as temperance and prohibition, women's rights, and the Social Gospel.
Our history is filled with stories about how The United Methodist Church has put beliefs into action to ensure everyone experiences the blessing of knowledge. At a time when public education has become a political battleground, the church is called to remember, first and foremost, the well-being of all God’s children of every age.
by Sophia Agtarap, minister of online engagement, Rethink ChurchOriginally Posted: May 7, 2013