Report from the Central Conference Council to the Annual Conferences 2022
Peace, I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. (John 14:27)
We believe war and bloodshed are contrary to the gospel and spirit of Christ. (Articles of Religion art XVI ¶ 104)
The war in Ukraine since the Russian invasion in February is impacting the central conference in significant ways. Thousands have died on both sides, and more than 10 million Ukrainians have either fled their country or are internally displaced. The pastors and leaders in Ukraine are serving under extreme circumstances offering comfort, help and not least hope to their parishioners and fellow citizens. The United Methodists in the neighboring countries and throughout Europe are taking a very active part in offering hospitality, care, and support to the refugees. Amid the horror and pain of war, we are seeing the power of the connection as Methodists across the world join in prayer, encouragements and giving.
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