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Angela Kirtdoll, Exec. Coordinator UMAMN Office 301 North 5th Street  Steubenville, OH  43952
UNITED METHODIST APPALACHIAN MINISTRY NETWORK
Thanks all of you who have supported UMAMN
Because of your generosity we are able to continue to support the people of Appalachia with Hunger and Poverty Grants, Education, and Advocacy ministries.
Appalachian Ministry Network (Advance #982041)
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United Methodist Appalachian Ministry Network
Attn: Angela Kirtdoll, Executive Coordinator
301 North Fifth Street
Steubenville, OH 43952
All donations support local churches and agencies to care for those in need in the region.
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Thank you and God Bless,

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BUILDING A BELOVED COMMUNITY
ACROSS APPALACHIA

 There are many different ways in which a beloved community is interpreted the following is the rubric of a Beloved Community of which we are building.
        Dr. King envisioned a world where everyone strives to benefit the common good. He spent his life working to make economic and social justice a reality for all communities. This philosophy came to be known as the Beloved Community. Within the Beloved Community,
                There is zero tolerance for poverty, hunger, and homelessness
                All forms of prejudice and discrimination are eliminated
                There are international standards for quality of human life
                Economic and social justice are seen as vital for a healthy
                   society
                Conflict is resolved using peaceful and non-violent means
        Dr. King believed when individuals collaborated in the pursuit of equality, equity, and justice, society as a whole would become stronger. King's Beloved Community is justice, not for any one oppressed group, but for all people. As Dr. King often said, "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." He felt that justice could not be parceled out to individuals or groups, but was the birthright of every human being in the Beloved Community.
SINCE 1972 UNITED METHODIST APPALACHIAN MINISTRY
HAS BEEN SUPPORTING NEW AND EMERGING MINISTRIES THROUGH
AWARENESS, CONNECTION, GIVING AND PRAYER
TOGETHER
WITH YOU WE CAN SPREAD THE LOVE OF JESUS CHRIST
ACROSS APPALACHIA
What/Who Is Appalachia?
THE APPALACHAIN REGION
Appalachia is a 205,000 square-mile region that extends from southern New York to northern Mississippi. All or a portion of 20 United Methodist conferences fall within Appalachia, and the region contains over 9,500 United Methodist churches. Appalachian has a population of over 25 million people, of which over 40 percent are classified as rural. In comparison, only 20 percent of total population of the United States is classied as rural. The Appalachian region generally follows the Appalachian mountain chain, which has been a foundation for the culture, history, and heritage of the Appalachian people. Coal mining, agriculture, and manufacturing are the traditional economic drivers in the region; however, all three industries have experienced major declines, resulting in rollercoaster unemployment, low per capita income (82% of the national average), and a 16.6% poverty rate.