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- Give Thanks
11/25/2013 -- Thanksgiving is a special time for my family. We come together, we enjoy each other, we catch up on the current trends, jobs, family, retirement, travel, children, trials, etc. It’s been a fast year, full of joy and pain. But both the joy and pain have he...
- Cookson Hills: Where God Changes People
10/29/2013 -- When Laurie Rowell started abusing drugs, she knew it was time to quit her job as a nurse. She didn’t want to go to work while high and put her patients’ lives at risk, but quitting work just gave her more time to use drugs. Her life went downhill fast, a...
- Hope, One Head of Lettuce at a Time
10/29/2013 -- This is a story about hope. Not the feel-good theoretical, wishful thinking kind of hope but the tangible kind that comes when you have a solid paycheck for the first time, when the jail time you’ve done doesn’t block you from improving your life, when yo...
- Combating Climate Change: President Obama's Proposal for Sustainability
10/17/2013 -- It can generally be said that the planet earth and its natural resources are gifts shared by all of humanity. However, it is no secret that decades of human reliance on fossil fuels and other non-sustainable methods of energy consumption have taken a toll...
- Help End Hunger on World Food Day
10/14/2013 -- Every year on October 16, the global community of food justice advocates committed to ending hunger and poverty celebrate World Food Day. This is a special day that mobilizes efforts around the globe to raise awareness, educate, advocate and call for acti...
- World Thank Offering: A Calling for this Time
10/08/2013 -- "World Thank Offering" is a special program from the United Methodist Women Program Book 2013-14 - A Calling for This Time.
- United Methodist Women Statement on the Government Shutdown
10/06/2013 -- We are at once heartbroken and filled with holy outrage over the incredible irresponsibility of the U.S. Congress that, in its refusal to pass a budget, has followed the drastic cuts it made earlier this year to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Progr...
- Palate for Peace: Palestinian Women
09/19/2013 -- Palestinian women make up almost 50% of Palestinian population (1.03 men/woman). Palestinian women make up 53.1% of secondary and 54.4% of tertiary education. But female employment does not correlate with the educational achievements of women. Especially ...
- Stories of Peacemakers: Southern States of the U.S.
09/17/2013 -- Publix, a large supermarket in the Southern States of the U.S., is being pressured by UMW and other coalitional partners for better conditions for farm workers. Over 60 United Methodist Women from the Florida conference joined CIW members and allies in a ...
- Stories of Peacemakers: Palestine
09/14/2013 -- Grassroots International uses United Methodist Women Mission Giving funds for leadership and economic development of Palestinian women. According to their Giving Coordinator, “Food is one of the key weapons being used to subjugate the Palestinian people;...
- Things that Make for Peace: Addressing Child Poverty
09/12/2013 -- Women constitute nearly two-thirds of all minimum wage workers, as primary breadwinners or co-breadwinners. As our children and teachers start a new academic school year, Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's Defense Fund, tells the story of ...
- One Child at a Time
09/09/2013 -- In the middle of the stage at Florida Southern College stood a 16-year-old girl wearing a nametag that said “Poor Young Mom.” She was overwhelmed. She was trying to juggle too many balls and nothing was working for her. Seventy-eight other 6-12th graders ...
- Economic Despair-ity
09/03/2013 -- One particular action that the federal government can take that will beneficially impact working individuals living below the poverty line is to increase the minimum wage to a living wage.
- Restoring Hope, Building Local Capacity
08/26/2013 -- United Methodist Women Mission Giving has supported the much-needed work of the Center for the Victims of Torture in Africa for the past seven years, helping provide direct mental health care to torture survivors.
- An Introduction to the Current State of Malnutrition
08/23/2013 -- One of the primary challenges facing the world today is malnutrition. Malnutrition is a physical condition caused by the under- or overconsumption of essential nutrients. It is most directly caused by “inadequate availability of and access to safe, divers...
- VIDEO - Acción Médica Cristiana: "Together we build the future we dream"
07/18/2013 -- United Methodist Women and Acción Médica Cristiana work together in Nicaragua to empower women, build community and feed families. From agriculture to health care, this partnership offers a holistic approach to wellness.
- Not a SNAP: Farm Bill Cuts Hurt Women, Children
07/12/2013 -- The Senate passed the farm bill S. 954 June 10 in a vote of 66-27, approving roughly $4 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the food stamp program.
- Ministry with the Poor: Creating the Beloved Community (PDF)
06/27/2013 -- This 5-page supplement to the 2012-2013 Poverty mission study is a free download from umwmissionresources.org.
- One Cow at a Time
06/01/2013 -- Through its cow bank, Acción Médica Cristiana empowers women and feeds families in Nicaragua.
- Forthspring Intercommunity Group
05/24/2013 -- The region of Northern Ireland has a long history of violence between the two major political beliefs –Unionists (who want to remain a part of the United Kingdom and are mostly Protestant) and the minority Nationalist (who want to become a part of the Rep...
- Skills Training Program: Women’s Training Centers in Kissy and Kono Musu
05/14/2013 -- Through projects funded by United Methodist Women, women can acquire skills that will empower them to find better ways of generating income.
- Roma Redux
05/09/2013 -- Senior correspondent and photojournalist for Response shares photos and stories from his journeys visiting Roma communities in Serbia, Macedonia, and Bulgaria.
- The Roma
05/01/2013 -- United Methodist Women and others will come together to study the Roma this year and next at hundreds of Mission u gatherings, the next generation of United Methodist Women’s Schools of Christian Mission.
- “I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me”
04/29/2013 -- This reflection is from the World Day of Prayer Worship Service in the Republic of Ireland inspired by Matthew 25: 31-46.
- Prayer Calendar Reflection: April 2013
04/01/2013 -- The Prayer Calendar is a tool of advocacy. Advocacy allows us to be agents of transformation by calling us to change the systems.
- Aid to the Aged
03/12/2013 -- With the support of United Methodist Women, some of the most vulnerable elderly living in places with the most protracted violence and human rights violations are receiving help.
- Climate Change
03/06/2013 -- As United Methodist Women members, we can educate ourselves about climate change and raise it as an issue in our congregations, even if it generates controversy.
- Transforming Lives on the Gulf Coast
03/05/2013 -- At Moore Community House, women learn how to build houses — and their lives.
- Join Us in March, Side Events at the 57th Commission on the Status of Women
02/15/2013 -- United Methodist Women will participate in CSW-57 by bringing an international delegation that will work with ecumenical and secular partners to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls.
- Food and Hunger
02/05/2013 -- While overnutrition and undernutrition seem to be polar opposites, they are both forms of malnutrition.
- Hunger and Poverty
02/05/2013 -- The main cause of hunger is poverty and lack of power to access nutritious food.
- The Fiscal Cliff Averted (for Now)
01/28/2013 -- Congress’ actions have prevented the initial collision of tax hikes and spending cuts that created the fiscal cliff, but the war over the U.S. deficit and budget is still being waged in the halls of Congress.
- Addressing HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean
01/11/2013 -- The Reverend Serna Samuel, United Methodist Women Regional Missionary for the Caribbean, provides a glimpse into her work on HIV/AIDS.
- The Methodist Bible Seminary Project
01/11/2013 -- United Methodist Women’s Mission Giving supports the Methodist Bible Seminary’s “Social, Educational and Evangelism Work in Small Rural areas and Slums” Project.
- From Victim to Survivor
01/01/2013 -- Once-trafficked women get a new start at the Mission Giving-supported Batis Center for Women in the Philippines.
- Imayam Social Welfare Association: Coimbatore, India
12/20/2012 -- United Methodist Women supports this project, whose purpose is to support women’s and children’s comfort in the face of HIV/AIDS.
- Grassroots International: Palestine
12/17/2012 -- In the West Bank villages of Bil’in and Nil’in, just outside of Ramallah, 30 women have used the power of honey to keep their communities – and their livelihoods – cohesive and resolute.
- Land Grabbing
12/07/2012 -- The large-scale acquisition of land traditionally used by local communities, “land grabbing,” has accelerated exponentially, resulting in record levels of hunger, displacement and environmental degradation.
- The Right to Food
12/07/2012 -- When the world can produce more than enough food to adequately feed the global population, it shames us all that hunger and malnutrition exist.
- Nelly's Story
12/07/2012 -- In a village in Zambia, Nelly and her family once depended exclusively on chemical fertilizers to produce the crops on their farm. As years went by, the quality of their soil degraded to a point that hunger and poverty took over the family’s already preca...
- Creating and Cultivating Space for God to Move In
12/02/2012 -- During the Advent season, as you pause to make space for Spirit to move within you and give birth to something new in you, also consider making space to be present to those with whom you would be in ministry and the unexpected places you will see Christ.
- Hope Is Born in Bethlehem Centers
12/01/2012 -- Bethlehem Centers is not only important for the community of North Nashville; it’s an important part of U.S. race relations history. It was founded in 1894 when Sallie Hill Sawyer, a black woman, and Estelle Haskins, who was white, joined forces to start ...
- A Gift for Life in Rwanda
12/01/2012 -- Since 2005 Rwanda Gift for Life has responded to the hardships and trauma rape survivors continue to face even as they struggle to care for their families while living with HIV.
- Introducing Food Justice
11/14/2012 -- Hunger and poverty have a cyclical relationship.
- The Impact of Food Prices on Peace and Security
11/14/2012 -- The poorest households in the developing world spend up to 60 to 80% of their incomes on food.
- Batis Center for Women
11/13/2012 -- United Methodist Women‘s International Ministries with Women, Children & Youth supports the Batis Center for Women in the Philippines.
- Hershey's Fair Trade
11/01/2012 -- United Methodist voices help persuade chocolate company to address child labor.
- New Challenges in Nome
11/01/2012 -- United Methodist Women, whose foremothers were in ministry in Nome shortly after the first gold rush, is still working to support life-giving ministries in the community eleven decades later.
- Day of the Girl
10/08/2012 -- In December 2011 the U.N. General Assembly adopted a resolution to establish October 11 as the "International Day of the Girl Child." United Methodist Women encourages members to participate in the inaugural Day of the Girl this October 11 to help better ...
- Kapatiran-Kaunlaran Foundation
10/08/2012 -- United Methodist Women funds the “Enhancing the Community-based Response for the Protection of Street and Working (Out-of-School) Children in Manila North Cemetery” project.
- Invisible Poverty
10/01/2012 -- Poverty in Albemarle County, Va., is virtually invisible, but United Methodist Women members know that doesn't mean it doesn't exist.
- HIV's Unexpected Legacies
10/01/2012 -- Activists fighting the AIDS epidemic for 30 years share lessons about social justice, gender equality, human rights and solidarity.
- Lord, When Did We See You?
09/14/2012 -- This program is translated from the 2012-2013 Spanish Program Book - Vivir el corazón de Dios. It connects the themes of poverty and immigration, recognizing the Wesleyan concepts of social and personal holiness.
- Responsively Yours: Learning to Choose
09/01/2012 -- We have choices about how we interpret what goes on in the world around us and how we respond.
- Stumbling Over Reproductive Health
09/01/2012 -- Every woman has a right to complete health care throughout her life -- even in developing countries.
- Reflections from Virginia Conference’s United Methodist Seminar
08/13/2012 -- May we all find the courage to remove our blinders and confront the injustices around us for the glory of God just as these young people have done at a United Methodist seminar in New York City.
- Celebrate the Contribution of Indigenous Peoples
08/07/2012 -- On August 9, 2012 the United Nations commemorates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Please take time on this day to learn more about the current realities of Indigenous peoples.
- Speaking Up for Women
07/01/2012 -- "I will never be tired of speaking up for women’s causes." Kapend Christine Musumb served as a delegate to the 2012 General Conference. She coordinates the Central Congo Conference’s United Methodist Women.
- United Methodist Women Joins World Day Against Child Labor
06/01/2012 -- During the week of June 11, 2012, United Methodist Women will join children’s advocates around the world, lifting up concerns about the exploitation of children on the World Day Against Child Labor.
- Responsively Yours: A Peek Into the Gender Gap
06/01/2012 -- Women in general operate with a sort of enlightened self-interest, not selflessly, but in ways that take seriously our own needs, the needs of our families, our businesses and our communities, the people and places we know best.
- Young Asian Women Prepare to Lead
06/01/2012 -- Scranton Women's Leadership Center in Seoul and Wesley Center in Tokyo co-sponsor training for Asian women in the Philippines.
- General Conference Approves New Resolution on Peace in Afghanistan
05/02/2012 -- United Methodist Women proposed the resolution, “Seeking Peace in Afghanistan,” which passed at General Conference with amendments, and calls for The United Methodist Church to support an end to war and seek a process of peace in Afghanistan.
- Q & A with Cathy Capo Stone: Remember the Children Living in Poverty
05/01/2012 -- As adults discuss and make policy for The United Methodist Church, Ms. Cathy Capo Stone, executive director at Cornerstone Family Ministries, reminds us to not forget the impact of church work on inner-city children whom she cares for every day. Cornersto...
- Responsively Yours: Resources and Activism Needed
05/01/2012 -- As Leymah Gbowee traveled in the United States, she came to know that there is plenty of poverty in this country. Ms. Gbowee’s observation was: “It seems to me that in Africa we have activism, but we lack resources, while in the United States, you have re...
- The Global Land Grab
05/01/2012 -- Around the world impoverished peoples are fighting a foreign rush for wealth and control that threatens to strip them of land, food and water.
- Wage Theft
05/01/2012 -- Billions of dollars are stolen from U.S. workers every year.
- United Methodist Women Day
04/28/2012 -- Women organized for mission gathered for sisterhood and rallied for immigrants and an end to private prisons April 28, United Methodist Women Day at General Conference.
- United Methodist Women in Ministry With Poor at General Conference
04/20/2012 -- United Methodist Women will participate in "Breaking Bread with Tampa," which is serving free lunches to the homeless during General Conference 2012.
- Responsively Yours: Women and Children First
04/01/2012 -- Experience from economic development work around the world shows that when women are healthy and have access to employment and education, they invest in the health of the children and the community.
- Ministries of Accompaniment
04/01/2012 -- Katie Dwyer traveled with families searching for loved ones along the migrant trail. Now their stories travel with her.
03/18/2012 -- Ramon has been in and out of prison for most of his life, mostly for drug-related offenses, both using and selling. He is HIV positive, has mental health issues and has burned most of his bridges with friends or family.
- Standing With the Poor
03/09/2012 -- Neighborhood Center is strategically located to serve an ever-changing and diverse community in Camden, N.J.
- That We May All Live Together
03/08/2012 -- Three of the ten United Methodist Women supported-delegates to the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations (CSW) attended the international meeting through the United Methodist Church partner, the Asian Rural Institute (ARI) in Japan.
- United Methodist Women Explores Needs of Rural Women
03/07/2012 -- United Methodist Women sponsored international participants who attended the first week of this year’s commission meeting, which began Feb. 27 and continues through March 9.
- Why Women Must Leave Home
03/06/2012 -- On Thursday, March 1, 2012, United Methodist Women hosted an interactive workshop called “Why Women Must Leave Home” as part of the 56th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
- Ana Chã: Brazilian Landless Worker Emphasizes Health and Happiness for Rural Women
03/02/2012 -- Ana Chã spoke to more than 100 people on Tuesday as part of the panel, “Voices of Rural Women,” co-sponsored by United Methodist Women and World Vision International, a side event of the Commission on the Status of Women.
- Ubuntu Explorers Trip to the Philippines
02/13/2012 -- Apply now to join Ubuntu Explorers to the Philippines, September 2-14, 2012.
- Alternate Game Plan for Super Bowl
02/03/2012 -- Before it was ever determined that the New York Giants would be facing the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl this weekend, members of United Methodist Women had decided on their game plan.
- Women's Division Statement to the Fifty-sixth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
01/24/2012 -- Statement submitted by The United Methodist Church General Board of Global Ministries, Women’s Division, a nongovernmental organization in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council to the Fifty-sixth session of the Commission on the Stat...
- Reflecting on a Heroic Prophet: The Unfinished Work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
01/12/2012 -- True heroes make us better by challenging our misplaced priorities, expanding our vision of a better world, and inspiring us to pursue the vision. Martin Luther King did that for a generation and contintues to inspire long after his death.
- Not Without Hope: Healed and Free
01/06/2012 -- All she wanted was a good paying job. Instead, Anna (not her real name), from Yerevan, Armenia, ended up working for her captors and enduring a traumatic five-month ordeal of forced prostitution in Dubai.
- National Seminar: Mission Reconciliation
01/03/2012 -- United Methodist Women taps U.S. civil rights history and new technology to engage the ministry of reconciliation in Birmingham, Alabama.
- Crisis in the Horn of Africa
01/03/2012 -- Women confront hunger and violence in a drought-plagued region.
- Mission Theology in Asia
12/08/2011 -- Regional Missionary Emma Cantor shared stark realities confronting Asian women, children and youth and stories of courageous women who make a difference.
- Responsively Yours: Traditions in Chocolate and Justice
12/01/2011 -- Sweeten this holiday by sending a message to Hershey's to let the company know that you care about exploitation of workers.
- Cordialmente Suya: El Chocolate y la Justicia
12/01/2011 -- Para muchas de nosotras, el chocolate, las galletas y otros dulces son golosinas básicas durante la temporada de Navidad.
- Responsively Yours: Korean PDF -Traditions in Chocolate and Justice
12/01/2011 -- Sweeten this holiday by sending a message to Hershey's to let the company know that you care about exploitation of workers.
- United Methodist Delegation to Attend Migrant Rights Convention in Geneva, Switzerland
11/17/2011 -- A General Board of Global Ministries delegation will attend the People’s Global Action on Migration, Development and Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland, November 28–December 2, 2011.
- United Methodist Mission Delegation to Attend Global Events on Migration, Development and Human Rights
11/15/2011 -- Global Ministries, including United Methodist Women, has organized a delegation highly representative of areas where The United Methodist Church and its mission partners are challenged by migration issues.
- Trafficking Survivor Rediscovers a World of Beauty
11/10/2011 -- Mariam* was just 15 years old when her parents married her to a man 20 years her senior. She worked day and night, a servant to her husband’s extended family, and was not allowed to sleep until her husband came home. He was connected to a world of crime a...
- Responsively Yours: No Time for Business as Usual
11/04/2011 -- The U.S. Census Bureau announced that 1-in-6 Americans lives below the poverty line. What would happen if we sat at a table with some of these persons? Would we begin to think differently about creating a sustainable economy?
- Second Chances
11/04/2011 -- For more than a century, the United Methodist Community House has been a safe place for do-overs in Grand Rapids, Mich.
- Rural Women Panels Raise Issues on Food Security, Violence Against Women
11/01/2011 -- In observance of International Day of Rural Women and World Food Day, United Methodist Women co-organized two panel discussions highlighting issues important to rural women around the world at the Church Center for the United Nations, Oct. 14, 2011.
- Women’s Human Rights: A Celebration of the 66th United Nations Day
10/27/2011 -- Determined to promote peace and prevent future warfare, a group of delegates from 50 countries, chaired by former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt, gathered in San Francisco. The result was not only the formation of the international body known today as the U...
- October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month
10/05/2011 -- The month of October began as and continues to be a time for people to come together to remember those who have died, support those who have survived and bring together those working in the field of domestic violence.
- Clinica Betañia
10/05/2011 -- A beacon of hope in a city shackled by drug cartels.
- Poverty Issue Study Overview
10/03/2011 -- Participants in the study will engage in deepening their understanding of the realities of poverty and be invited to commit to solidarity with the poor through accompaniment and advocacy.
- Remarks by President Obama in Address to the United Nations General Assembly
09/21/2011 -- "Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen: It is a great honor for me to be here today. I would like to talk to you about a subject that is at the heart of the United Nations -- the pursuit of peace in an imperfect worl...
- International Day of Rural Women and World Food Day Event
09/20/2011 -- On October 14, 2011, United Methodist Women and partners will host panel discussions on the role of rural women in food security and ending violence against women at the Church Center for the United Nations.
- Seeking Peace in Afghanistan
09/02/2011 -- For Afghans, the current war involving more than 100,000 foreign military troops is simply the latest in a long history of foreigners trying to impose by military might their own agenda in Afghanistan.
- The Criminalization of Communities of Color in the United States
09/02/2011 -- There is an increase in mass incarceration in the United States that disproportionately impacts people of color due to institutionalized racism, racial profiling, and mandatory sentencing. The United Methodist Church needs to actively work to dismantle cu...
- Life on the Rebound
09/01/2011 -- Emma Norton Services is housed in a brick building quietly tucked into the urban landscape of St. Paul, and the 50 women who live there are somewhere on the road to wholeness.
- Susanna Wesley House in Baltimore, Maryland: A Stable Foundation for Personal Growth
09/01/2011 -- This New World Outlook article looks at an institution that serves as transitional housing and so much more.
- National Seminar, From a Participant's View
08/17/2011 -- Sophia Agtarap blogged from National Seminar 2011 on reconciliation.
- 2011 Global Justice Volunteers Africa Program
07/25/2011 -- From July 3 to July 11, 2011, young people from across Africa gathered together in Nairobi, Kenya, to prepare for their eight-week term as Global Justice Volunteers (GJV).
- Disarming Might, Reconciling Enemies, Loving Resistance
07/08/2011 -- What lessons might we in churches learn about the task of reconciliation from these recent popular uprisings? Reconciliation takes place from the bottom up.
- Malawi Women Battle Hunger
07/08/2011 -- With little money, many Malawians go hungry despite a corn surplus.
- Ubuntu Day of Service Took Kit
07/05/2011 -- Plan a Day of Service! Download the toolkit (PDF, 32 pp) from MinistryWith.org
- Gum Moon Women’s Residence: 100 Years of Turning Faith, Hope and Love Into Action
06/23/2011 -- A message from Hortense Tyrell, Executive Secretary for National Ministries, at the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Gum Moon Women’s Residence, a United Methodist Women National Mission Institution.
- Celebrating 100 Years of Service
06/23/2011 -- A message from Women’s Division Deputy General Secretary Harriett Jane Olson on the 100th anniversary of Gum Moon’s Women’s Residence.
- Grace Children's Hospital Providing Health and Hope in Haiti
06/10/2011 -- How one hospital in Haiti survived and thrived since last year's earthquake destroyed other hospitals in the area.
- Farming Uphill in Haiti
06/10/2011 -- For the better part of two centuries, since Haiti gained independence from France in 1804, the indescribably resilient people of rural Haiti have been forced to farm uphill, both literally and figuratively.
- Ecotourism: A Way Forward in Haiti?
06/09/2011 -- Can ecotourism provide a path to sustainable development in Haiti?
- Fact or Fiction? Five Myths About Haiti
06/09/2011 -- Here are five of the most common misperceptions about Haiti and some alternate perspectives that come closer to the truth.
- Poverty in the Midst of American Prosperity
06/02/2011 -- Impoverished Americans in cities and in the country continue to struggle to understand one another, yet the federal government makes no distinction when accessing who is impoverished. With the richest 10 percent of Americans holding two-thirds of the coun...
- Haitian Methodist Women and Men Making a Difference
06/02/2011 -- Local Haitians are the unsung heroines and heroes of the earthquake recovery story. Here are portraits of a few Haitians, Methodist sisters and brothers, who in the words of LeGrace Benson, “have been rehearsing and performing this theater since that firs...
- The Paradoxes of the Haitian Diaspora
06/02/2011 -- This article examines these three paradoxes, often caused by government immigration policies for Haitians who live scattered.
- Environmental Justice: Just Words, or Haiti's Key to Capacity?
05/27/2011 -- The 2010 earthquake in Haiti presented humanitarian workers with one of their most complex and difficult emergencies. The response to immediate needs must be accomplished with an eye toward fair and just long-term development. Capacity building must outwe...
- Reframing Recovery to Achieve Environmental Justice in Haiti
05/27/2011 -- During its 21-year occupation of Haiti, the United States concentrated nearly all economic resources and investments in the capital city, Port-au-Prince. Haiti's other population centers and rural areas received few benefits, spurring a severe decline in ...
- Responsively Yours: The Law of Unintended Consequences
05/03/2011 -- Proceeding slowly, led by people of Haiti, is required for an organic and effective recovery to take root and grow.
- Just for Girls
05/03/2011 -- Girls find a haven from abuse and a safe place to laugh at the YWCA in Petionville, Haiti.
- Nation Under Rubble
05/03/2011 -- Women struggle to survive in post-quake Haiti.
- Support S596 to Stop Human Trafficking
05/02/2011 -- The Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Deterrence and Victim Support Act is a pathway to freedom for victims of human trafficking.
- Survivors of Human Trafficking: Not Without Hope
05/02/2011 -- In Armenia, in an ambience of trust and encouragement, residents re-learn the meaning of hope after seemingly endless years of sexual servithude and forced labor.
- This Mother’s Day, Say No to Dirty Gold
04/29/2011 -- Be ethical consumers this Mother’s Day.
- UPDATE: The Nation’s Budget: A Reflection of What We Value
04/28/2011 -- Next month the U.S. Congress votes on whether to raise the debt ceiling. Let your representative know that you want the debt ceiling raised to protect important programs.
- Report of the President to the Women’s Division Board of Directors
04/28/2011 -- Inelda González, president of the Women's Division, gave her speech to the board of directors at their Semi-Annual meeting, April 10, 2011 in Stamford, Conn.
- Meet Me At the Tomb: An Easter Meditation
04/24/2011 -- For Christians, while the tomb may be a place of sadness, it is also a reminder of God’s amazing love for us.
- A Last Meal
04/20/2011 -- When reflecting on the Last Supper and what's occurring in the world today, how many of our sisters and brothers are having their last meal due to the economy, poverty or unforeseen circumstances like natural disasters?
- Helping Fulfill God's Promise
04/09/2011 -- When I look at this community and the people who live here I am reminded of Ezekiel 36:8-16 when God promises the mountains that they will no longer be allowed to kill God's people.
- Be Fierce and Unrelenting in Your Pursuit of Righteousness
04/08/2011 -- Ezekiel calls us not to be more fierce in our judgment of others but to be fierce and unrelenting in our pursuit of righteousness.
- Take Your Blinders Off!
04/05/2011 -- It was not until God opened my eyes to observe the world around me and opened my ears to listen to those with life experiences different from my own that I began to truly understand the suffering of poor people in the United States and across the globe.
- Come Out From Behind the Stained Glass Window
04/04/2011 -- Gracious God, help us, as Easter people, walk the streets of our towns and cities where we may meet justice that is "standing afar off." No more stained-glass masquerade—only a humble walk of justice with our fellow human beings.
- A Parable of ‘Talents’ for Mission in Sudan
04/01/2011 -- Creative ventures across Iowa raised awareness and funds for Sudan.
- God's Faithful Provision in Our Journey
03/25/2011 -- Whether we are in the wilderness like the Israelites or in the Killing Fields of Cambodia during the Khmer Rogue, whether we are in the slums or plush subdivisions and mansions, God listens to our murmurings.
- God's New Creation
03/22/2011 -- As God created heavens and earth very good in the beginning (Genesis 1:31), so God is renewing the heavens and earth for the people to rejoice. God will not destroy the earth to make another universe.
- God in the Cloud
03/20/2011 -- A cloud seems to sit over the barrio. It is just there, a cloud of poverty, a cloud of domestic violence, a cloud of drug and alcohol abuse, a cloud of illiteracy, a cloud of hunger—blotting out any reason for hope for generations.
- Speak Up/Speak Out for Justice
03/18/2011 -- Today's reading shows how we can find hope for the future by looking to our past relationship with God and others.
- A Makeover in the Making
03/17/2011 -- When we live an honest Lent and allow ourselves to walk that hot dusty August road that exists in every heart, may we too be able to acknowledge the "dead ground," the "moonscapes" of our lives. May we be honest enough to find God's Easter joy of "exubera...
- Love to the Least, the Last and the Lost
03/16/2011 -- When we consider those who nurtured us then we can ask how can we as individuals and as Christian communities respond with love to the least, the last and the lost so that we are not a stumbling block for others.
- A Homeless Wanderer
03/15/2011 -- Many women are homeless or at risk of being homeless when they come to Emma Norton Residence in St. Paul, Minnesota.
- Give Yourself
03/12/2011 -- During this Lenten season, may each of us examine the condition of our own hearts, humbly seek God's mercy, and shower mercy on others through the giving of ourselves to help meet their needs.
- Community Gardens
03/01/2011 -- Creating or maintaining a community garden is a vital, new mission opportunity for United Methodist Women.
- Welcoming the Stranger
03/01/2011 -- For more than a century, United Methodist Women-supported Tacoma Community House has helped refugees and immigrants make a home in Washington.
- Women’s Representation in the State of the Union
02/28/2011 -- Several weeks ago the president in his second State of the Union speech presented his vision of our national well-being. Prior to the State of the Union address, the Women’s Media Center asked experts across the country to assess and grade the administrat...
- A Happy Valentine's Day for All
02/13/2011 -- This Valentine's Day, consider the real price of your flowers and chocolate and buy fair trade.
- Empowered to Build
01/04/2011 -- Basic employment skills training programs are inadequate when few jobs vacancies exist. That’s why the Methodist Church of Southern Africa’s Youth Economic Empowerment Programme teaches young people how to create their own jobs.
- Treating HIV, AIDS and Stigma
11/30/2010 -- Around the world, HIV and AIDS still ravage lives and communities, and the discrimination that comes with the disease can be worse than the illness.
- Ons Plek
11/30/2010 -- Ons Plek means a place for us in Afrikaans and is the only intake shelter for runaway girls in Cape Town, South Africa. Its focus on education and strengthening families enables 90 percent of the girls to return to homes better prepared to support them.
- Women, Health and Safety
11/17/2010 -- Urge your congressional representative to support and co-sponsor H.R. 5268, the Global Maternal and Newborn Health Outcomes while Maximizing Successes (MOMS) Act.
- Responsively Yours: Called to Service and Advocacy
11/09/2010 -- What energizes women organized for mission?
- The Silent Path to Foreclosure
11/09/2010 -- United Methodist Women member Dianna Woodlon didn't even tell her family home foreclosure was on the horizon. But with the nudging of the Holy Spirit, she began to talk and learned she was not alone.
- Global Migration Focus of Global Gathering in Mexico
11/01/2010 -- United Methodist Women heads to Mexico City this week for the People’s Global Action on Migration, Development and Human Rights (PGA).
- A Place to Call Home
11/01/2010 -- Mary Elizabeth Inn offers once homeless women in San Francisco safety, support and the stability of house keys.
- Beyond City Limits
11/01/2010 -- Changing demographics call for needs-based services in metropolitan areas not just within city limits.
- Women Call for Peace Resolution Implementation
10/28/2010 -- In “Voices from the Frontlines,” women from conflict areas around the world shared their experiences on why women need to be involved in decisions that define just and reconciliatory processes on every level.
- Harriett Olson Speaks on Women, Peace and Security
10/26/2010 -- Women’s Division head Harriett Olson spoke on the importance of women’s involvement in peace and security issues for an event on implementing United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 on Women, Peace and Security.
- Living the Purpose
10/20/2010 -- Operation Hope members now have every reason to sing, celebrate and praise God all the day long. United Methodist Women members live the purpose of United Methodist Women by creating a supportive fellowship with members of Operation Hope.
- Become a JFON Advocate!
10/12/2010 -- Join us during 10-Fold to learn about a vital United Methodist Ministry to immigrants, Justice For Our Neighbors.
- Women as Peacemakers, Women as Decision Makers
10/12/2010 -- From Oct. 18-29, the United Nations and women’s and civil society organizations will celebrate 10 years of UNSCR 1325.
- Very Much In Control
10/12/2010 -- The Rev. Dr. Aleese Moore-Orbih of FaithTrust Institute led directors, staff and guests in a domestic violence awareness education session the Women’s Division Annual board of directors meeting in Stamford, Conn.
- Nothing Was Ever the Same Again After That
10/08/2010 -- Women’s Division head Harriett Olson opened the annual fall board of directors meeting with a message of hope that today’s mission efforts could be pivotal events for good in the lives of women, children and youth.
- 10 Facts: Do you really know the suburbs?
10/01/2010 -- This month's issue features a story about the suburbs. These ten facts provide insight into what it really means to live in the suburbs.
- New Beginnings for Domestic Violence Survivors
10/01/2010 -- In a county with a domestic violence rate three times the national average, United Methodist Women-supported Navajo United Methodist Center offers a safe place and opportunity for a new life.
- Love, Rice and Beans
10/01/2010 -- United Methodist Women members from Westminster, Md., help with dinner and fix homes in the Dominican Republic.
- Haiti Update: Communities of Shalom
08/26/2010 -- Deaconess candidate Valerie Mossman-Celestin shares her work with Communities of Shalom as the U.S. director of Haitian Artisans for Peace International (HAPI).
- United Methodist Women-Supported Crossroads Urban Center Sponsors Forum on Poverty in Utah
08/24/2010 -- Several homeless Utahns spoke Saturday at the annual People’s Summit on Poverty, designed to bring together those living in poverty and those looking to take action.
- Laugh Your Way to Grace
07/28/2010 -- A lawyer and stand-up comedian discovers the healing and spiritual powers of laughter and answers God’s call to ministry.
- World Day of Prayer 2010 on Cameroon
03/09/2010 -- Cameroon, the focus for the 2010 World Day of Prayer, is where United Methodist Women has international efforts for women’s leadership development and training.
- Ecumenical Women Worship, Prepare for 54th U.N. Commission on Status of Women
03/02/2010 -- Ecumenical Women at the United Nations gathered in the Church Center for the United Nations Feb. 27 to worship and prepare for the 54th Commission on the Status of Women.
- Action Alert: Cancel Haiti's Debt
02/09/2010 -- In the wake of Haiti's unimaginable tragedy, one obvious and simple step toward a just recovery is for the international community to cancel Haiti's $1 billion debt.
- Béjè mouin, sè you Roua d'amou
01/25/2010 -- Pray with the people of Haiti through song.
- Emma's Place: Hope and Home for Families
12/26/2008 -- Emma's Place (in St. Paul, Minnesota) believes in second chances, for which the families who live there are exceedingly grateful.
- Third Sunday in Advent: Hearing & Listening
12/16/2008 -- Are you hearing and listening to the testimony of John the Baptist?
- 100 Years of Kindness and Mercy at East St. Louis Community Center
10/31/2008 -- "100 Acts of Kindness, 100 Acts of Mercy" is the theme of the 100th anniversary of a United Methodist community center that is part of the social and religious bedrock of East St. Louis and surrounding St. Clair County.
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