East Asia and the Pacific

East Asia and the Pacific

The East Asia and Pacific office of Global Ministries encompasses a vast region from Mongolia to New Zealand, China to the Pacific Island nations. The region is home to nearly 1.6 billion people – one-quarter of the world’s population – and contains one-sixth of the world’s landmass.

Global Ministries currently has partners and projects in Mongolia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, Micronesia, Fiji, and the Marshall Islands, including 16 missionaries in 7 different countries. Some partnerships, such as our relationship with Doshisha University in Kyoto, Japan, have lasted well over a century. Others are new and continue to develop. For instance, responding to the devastating impact of HIV/AIDS in rural China, in 2003, Global Ministries began to partner with villagers in Shuangmiao Village, Henan Province. Whether supporting long-standing relationships, or creating new ones, Global Ministries continues to be open to new and innovative ways to share in God’s mission of peace, justice, and shalom in this region of the world.

Helpful resources from the East Asia and the Pacific Office

General Synod/Assembly Resolutions Related to East Asia and the Pacific

East Asia & the Pacific News

A Love Letter to Hong Kong

Dear Friends, There is a joke among expatriates that we came to Hong Kong for four years and ended…

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The Asian Rural Institute’s 2020 Summer Newsletter

The Asian Rural Institue’s 2020 Summer Newsletter highlights the work ARI is doing in 2020…

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Support Human Rights in the Philippines

The United Church of Christ through Global Ministries has a long history of partnership and…

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Mission Stories

A Love Letter to Hong Kong

Dear Friends, There is a joke among expatriates that we came to Hong Kong for four years and ended…

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No Place Like Home

On June 30, two big events happened in Hong Kong. The first was the passing of the National…

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Homeland Security

Dear Friends, Hong Kong just cannot keep out of the news. As new local cases of COVID-19 have…

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