Today (12 June) is World Day Against Child Labour

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Today the World Methodist Council observes World Day Against Child Labour, joining its voice with others around the Globe, to bring awareness to the plight of innocent children caught in conflict and disaster, and forced into labour. Over 1.5 billion people around the world live in countries affected by conflict, violence and fragility, and around 200 million people are affected by disasters every year. Of these, one-third are children. One of the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals (Target 8.7) aims by the year 2030 to “eradicate forced labour, end modern slavery and human trafficking and secure the prohibition and elimination of

The World Methodist Council Reacts to Recent Terrorist Attacks

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The world woke this morning to the heart-breaking news of yet another bombing, yet another terrorist attack. The United Kingdom is reeling following the deadly events at the Manchester Arena last night, and another suicide bomb exploded in Damascus, Syria this morning. Each attack that we hear about leaves an indelible mark. No matter how close, or how far away, our lives are forever changed. We imagine in the back of our minds who the persons were that died: mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, young, old, weak, strong. We imagine the void such a violent death leaves in the lives of

Call to Action to End Famine

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  Today, 21 May, the World Methodist Council joins more than 100 global, regional and national faith-based organizations and churches representing more than one billion people of faith, to gather in our communities of worship to observe the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine on 21 May 2017. Why 21 May? World leaders will be meeting at the G7 Summit in Italy on May 26-27. This is an important opportunity to highlight the urgency of the famine in South Sudan and looming famines in Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen, while also drawing attention to the unfulfilled G7 pledge from 2015 to lift

Pray for an End to Famine

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Join churches worldwide on 21 May 2017 to pray for an end to famine. More people face famine today than any time in modern history. Unfortunately, this crisis is not hitting the news and the world is not responding quickly enough. The window to deliver life-saving assistance  to more than 20 million people  is closing. Churches have a prophetic role in calling its members, wider society and governments to make a difference during this unprecedented period of suffering. The Global Day of Prayer to End Famine on 21 May was created by a broad coalition of more than 70 faith-based