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Improving Global Health

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Knowing that poverty and health are intertwined, The United Methodist Church has been a key player in fighting diseases such as malaria and AIDS and promoting initiatives that improve well-being.

The church is nearing its goal of raising $75 million to provide education, infrastructure, communication and prevention measures to defeat malaria. In fact, the death rate from malaria in Africa has been cut in half, thanks to international efforts such as the denomination’s Imagine No Malaria campaign.  A new “Abundant Health” campaign for the denomination would reach one million children with lifesaving interventions by 2020.

The mission boards in the Nordic and Baltic countries engage in global health projects in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola, DR Congo, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Among the projects are clinics, small hospitals, hospital equipment, safe water supply, water systems and improved sanitation facilities.

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ABOUT US

mapThe Nordic and Baltic episcopal area covers 7 countries Denmark,Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. We speak 9 official languages and use English as a common language.

Bishop Christian Alsted gives oversight to pastors, deacons, local churches, schools, hospitals, seminaries and diaconal institutions in the area.

Bishop emblemUnited Methodists hold to the historic doctrines of the Christian faith. We value the intellect and modern science, at the same time we see the Bible as the authoritative guide for faith and practice. Methodists recognize that the world is not always black and white. We are willing to ask questions and to wrestle with difficult issues, and we do so with grace and compassion.

Methodists emphasize personal faith, lived out in concrete ways in the world. We value well-informed and passionate preaching, worship that is lively, and small groups where people can grow in faith.

World News

With new resources, ongoing advocacy and education, the Common Voice Initiative envisions a world without HIV/AIDS.
A member of the Commission on a Way Forward, the Rev. Berlin explains that the One Church Plan tries to allow different people to “exercise their own judgment in their cultural context.”
Methodist churches are helping provide food, shelter for members of the migrant caravan camped out in Tijuana, Mexico.
A man who found sanctuary in a United Methodist church has now been deported to Mexico. The U.S. congregation is working for his return.
St. John United Methodist of Anchorage becomes temporary shelter after 7.0 temblor.

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