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The church responds to five-month ISIS siege in the Philippines

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Bishop Rodolfo A. Juan (left), gives a set of pajama to an injured soldier during a two-day relief effort in June by Filipino United Methodists for wounded military and people displaced by violent conflicts in the Philippines. Photo courtesy of the Rev. Capt. Eduardo Copliting.

Photo courtesy of the Rev. Capt. Eduardo Copliting
Bishop Rodolfo A. Juan (left), gives a set of pajama to an injured soldier during a two-day relief effort in June by Filipino United Methodists for wounded military and people displaced by violent conflicts in the Philippines.
By Gladys Mangiduyos
Dec. 12, 2017 | MARAWI CITY, Philippines

The United Methodist Church was instrumental in alleviating the pain of Filipino civilians enduring the five-month siege of Marawi City by pro-Islamic State forces, says a United Methodist chaplain in the Armed Forces of the Philippines.
“I am privileged to join the relief operations done by the UMC and was able to extend help in terms of mobility, security and some relief goods,” said the Rev. Eduardo Copliting, who expressed his gratitude for the church’s efforts.
United Methodists were among those who reached out to assist those caught in the continuing battle between government forces and Islamic State militants on the island of Mindanao.