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17 Oct 2009 description

A UMNS Report

By Linda Bloom*

United Methodist Bishop Thomas Bickerton keeps a $10 bill in his pocket so he can demonstrate how little money it takes to protect an African household from malaria.

But the roving ambassador for the denomination's involvement in the Nothing But Nets project, a joint effort with the United Nations Foundations and other groups, has a much larger goal than the millions of bed nets that have been sent to Africa.

Bickerton, who is chairperson of the Global Health Initiative for the United Methodist Council of Bishops, seeks nothing less than the …

06 Apr 2009 description

A recent meeting of bishops and United Methodist health care leaders in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire, has led to major capacity-building efforts throughout the Central Conferences in Africa through the assistance and support of the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).

18 Jan 2002 description

UMCOR continues to work with the United Methodist Church in Angola as they reach out to thousands of people that have been displaced by war in the countryside and have flocked to the cities. A recent UMCOR grant will be used to support an agricultural project for a community of displaced people. You may join in this ministry by giving to Angola War Recovery, Advance #105720-5.