The Rev. Paul Jeffrey, a missionary with the General Board of Global Ministries of The United Methodist Church, documents the work of the church around the world. He is Senior Correspondent for Response, the magazine of United Methodist Women, and a media specialist for Action by Churches Together (ACT Alliance), a Geneva-based global alliance of churches and church agencies responding to emergencies. Paul has filed stories from more than 70 countries around the world, writing about everything from hurricanes to healthcare, massacres to indigenous rights, refugees to ecumenism.
In the course of his work, Paul has had what he terms the “privilege of witnessing the poor become subjects of their own history rather than the objects of someone else's history. I often write about what people of faith are doing to empower people at the margins to live the abundant life that's promised to them in the Gospel. I focus on why they're doing that and what the consequences of that work may be for ordinary women and men in the pews. When I do that well, people in the global north begin to understand how we are intrinsically linked to our sisters and brothers in the global south, not just because they share the same Gospel, but also because they share an international economic system that manufactures poverty and injustice for the majority.”
Paul visited us in 2013 as part of his itineration. He posted his presentation from that visit here:
|Paul Jeffrey, June 2, 2008||Thu, 06/05/2008 - 15:53|
|Letter from Paul Jeffrey||Fri, 04/18/2008 - 00:00|
|"Crossing Borders" sermon by Paul Jeffrey, October 14, 2007||Tue, 11/06/2007 - 13:38|
|Letter from Paul Jeffrey||Wed, 09/26/2007 - 17:29|
|Biography of Paul Jeffrey||Mon, 08/27/2007 - 12:12|