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United Methodist Committee on Relief

A Great Gift: Community Fortitude in the Face of Disaster

Ciony Ayo-Eduarte | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Ciony Ayo-Eduarte

I have to tell you, as a disaster responder, the greatest gift I have ever experienced was the time -- just last September -- when, our arms full of those bright yellow bags, the volunteers and I were actually turned away. That's right: a storm-impacted community turned us away and told us to take the supplies to another neighborhood, as they were able to care for themselves. What a gift!

Faith And Service: Healing The Great Divorce

Wayne Meisel | Posted 01.20.2013 | Religion
Wayne Meisel

As service became a defining aspect of growing up in America, the infrastructure moved from the church to the schools and became so secularized that conversations around faith were discouraged -- even taboo.

How New Yorkers Are Helping After Hurricane Sandy

AP | JOCELYN NOVECK | Posted 11.03.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Normally on a Saturday morning, Erica Siegel, a 33-year-old real estate agent, would be working or taking a run. But this weekend found he...

Religious Groups Mobilize To Aid Japan

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service (RNS) As the extent of the death and destruction from the massive disaster in Japan comes into focus, religi...

Ohio Church Has Big Heart And Deep Pockets For Sudan

Religion News Service | By KIM LAWTON / Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Kim Lawton / Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly Religion News Service TIPP CITY, Ohio (RNS) It's often hard to find signs of hope in Sudan's Western Dar...