These 19 people can help you understand the significance of this month’s United Methodist conference on human sexuality.
The Rev. Izzy Alvaran is western regional organizer for Reconciling Ministries Network, an organization that supports LGBTQ people of faith. He began his career in the Philippines, where he is an ordained elder in the Philippines annual conference of the United Methodist Church. He now lives in San Francisco.
Bishop Ciriaco Q. Francisco leads the Manila Episcopal Area of the United Methodist Church.
Rose Engcoy teaches church history at Asia Pacific Theological Seminary, which is affiliated with the Assemblies of God national churches of Asia, Pacific Oceania, and the Assemblies of God World Missions-USA and located in Baguio City, Philippines. She does oral history research on the beginnings of Pentecostal groups, especially in the Philippines. She is fluent in […]
The Jewish Daily Forward describes relief efforts by Israel and by Jewish groups in the U.S.
The Humanist Crisis Response program of the Foundation Beyond Belief is asking humanists to contribute relief money for the Philippines. Within days, the appeal raised $40,000.
This Baptist Press article tells about a rapid-assistance team dispatched by the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention and about funds sent by Baptist Global Response.
Islamic Relief USA and sister organizations around the world are sending workers and raising funds to help the victims.
Read about a $97,000 emergency aid grant announced by the United Methodist Committee on Relief. The article also notes that the Philippines’ three active United Methodist bishops and at least two retired ones are in North Carolina this week for the denomination’s Council of Bishops meeting.