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Below are some frequently asked questions about the Interdenominational Cooperation Fund.  If you have additional questions, please contact us and we will try to answer. 

What is the Interdenominational Cooperation Fund?
What does the Interdenominational Cooperation Fund support?
What does it mean to be ecumenical?
Does the Interdenominational Cooperation Fund aim to convert other religions?
How much money was remitted to the Interdenominational Cooperation Fund in the last three years?
Can I give to the Interdenominational Cooperation Fund online?
Where can I order promotional resources for the Interdenominational Cooperation Fund?


What is the Interdenominational Cooperation Fund?
The Interdenominational Cooperation Fund is one of the seven apportioned funds of The United Methodist Church. It was established in 1952 to support ecumenical efforts around the world, witness to the Christian faith, foster a renewal of Christian unity and understanding, meet human suffering, and advocate for global peace and justice.


What does the Interdenominational Cooperation Fund support?
Giving to the Interdenominational Cooperation Fund apportionment nurtures the ministries of Churches Uniting in Christ, the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the USA, the World Council of Churches, the World Methodist Council and the Commission on Pan-Methodist Cooperation and Union.

What does it mean to be ecumenical?
Being ecumenical means building relationships with other Christian faiths across to globe.

Does the Interdenominational Cooperation Fund aim to convert other religions?
No, the Interdenominational Cooperation Fund does not aim to convert other religions. The Interdenominational Cooperation Fund seeks to support ecumenical efforts with other Christian faiths to renewal Christian unity and understanding and to advocate for global peace and justice.

How much money was remitted to the Interdenominational Cooperation Fund in the last three years?
In 2012 $1,820,458 was remitted, in 2011 $1,807,241 was remitted and in 2010 $1,836,952 was remitted.

Can I give to the Interdenominational Cooperation Fund online?
You can not give online to the Interdenominational Cooperation Fund. We hope to be able to offering online giving to the apportioned funds in the future. However, you can remit money to your local church and designate it for the Interdenominational Cooperation Fund.

Where can I order promotional resources for the Interdenominational Cooperation Fund?
Follow this link to order free promotional resources for the Interdenominational Cooperation Fund.

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The Interdenominational Cooperation Fund
General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns
475 Riverside Drive, Room 1300
New York, NY 10115

212-749-3553 office
212-662-7045 fax
questions@gccuic.org