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- Living in the Shadows: Religion's Response to Human Trafficking
12/11/2013 -- Living in the Shadows: Religion's Response to Human Trafficking, a CBS Interfaith Special, will be broadcast Sunday, Dec. 15, on the CBS Television Network. Please check your local station for exact time.
- The Tree of Life, Issue Nr. 4: Care for the Elderly – Hope for the Elderly (PDF)
12/04/2013 -- The Tree of Life is published by the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women. This issue, "Care for the Elderly – Hope for Elderly," recognizes our role as caregivers to the elderly, bringing joy and hope to the autumn years of th...
- Women Face Challenges of South Sudan
12/01/2013 -- response senior correspondent Paul Jeffrey gave readers an intimate look at several aspects of life in Sudan, including the Darfur region and the new nation of South Sudan when the area was the focus of United Methodist Women’s geographic mission study ...
- Meet the United Methodist Women of Cameroon!
11/15/2013 -- United Methodist Women are always dynamic, and members in Cameroon are no different. The women of Cameroon are organizing seminars, developing income generating projects and providing scholarships to help ensure that women are equipped to lead, and are em...
- Losing One Family and Finding Another: The Story of a Scholarship Student from Africa
11/15/2013 -- I am from Nimba County in Liberia. I am only 27 years old, but in my lifetime I have lost my parents and two siblings, lived through two wars, roamed three countries as a refugee/displaced person, and slept in streets, parking stations, market places and ...
- GenerationNext Earth Advocates
10/29/2013 -- United Methodist Women and the Scranton Center for Women’s Leadership of Seoul, Korea, joined with the Wesley Center of Japan to train a new generation of leaders for environmental justice in Tokyo, Feb. 17-23.
- The People’s Global Action on Migration: A Focus on Migrant Human Rights
10/07/2013 -- Held in conjunction with the United Nations High Level Dialogue on Migration and Development, the People’s Global Action on Migration (PGA) brings together grassroots organizations from civil society to highlight migrant issues. United Methodist Women co-...
- United Methodist Women launches e-book during global migrations event: available now at Amazon.com.
10/02/2013 -- This week, as a member of the host committee for the People’s Action on Global Migration, Development and Human Rights, United Methodist Women is co-conducting events that focus on women’s rights, global migration, human rights and more. UMW is especial...
- Seeking Fullness of Life: Biblical Meditations on Women and Migration From Women Around the Globe
09/30/2013 -- Link to Amazon.com: This Kindle e-book of biblical meditations about women and migration brings faith perspectives to the exploration of global migration and lifts up the voices and stories of women as they are impacted by migration. These voices include...
- The Wesley Center
09/30/2013 -- At the Wesley Center in Eugene, Ore., young people put their faith in action for justice work on issues as diverse as assault prevention, gay rights, disability activism and ethnic identity organizing.
- United Methodists to take part in weeklong focus on global migration: Link to umcconnections.org
09/26/2013 -- 50 United Methodists will represent the Church at activities calling attention to global migration. The events, associated with the People’s Action on Global Migration, Development and Human Rights, coincide with the High Level Dialogue on International M...
- Stories of Peacemakers: Hong Kong, SAR, P.R. of China
09/15/2013 -- Mission For Migrant Workers Ltd. (MFMW) in Hong Kong, SAR, P.R. of China, works with Indonesian and Philippine Foreign Domestic Workers, a group of nearly 300,000 women who migrate to Hong Kong for work to support families still at home. One main program ...
- Continuing the Fight for Racial Justice and Civil Rights!
09/04/2013 -- As part of United Methodist Women’s ongoing work for racial justice and to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, we are encouraging all people of conscience to continue the legacy of the marchers to agitate for racial justice i...
- United Methodist Women Upholds Tradition of Racial Justice at 50th Anniversary March on Washington and Beyond
09/04/2013 -- From August 21-28, 2013, thousands of people traveled to Washington, D.C. to experience the legacy of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
- 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.
- The Feet That Bring Good News
08/14/2013 -- In Ephesians 6:15, we’re instructed to put shoes on our feet so that we are ready to spread the good news of peace (Common English Bible). This is the one piece of equipment that is not listed with a spiritual counterpart. This is concrete, understandable...
- 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.
- Senate Immigration Bill: Unfair, Unjust, Unwise
07/05/2013 -- United Methodist Women rejects the disciplinary nature of the current Senate immigration bill, making it more urgent for us to continue our advocacy for positive immigration reform.
- A Room Without a View, Ever
07/01/2013 -- Film director Angad Singh Bhalla talks about his new film "Herman's House" and keeping more than 80,000 humans in solitary confinement in U.S. prisons.
- Empowering Young Women and Helping Elderly People in Portugal
06/14/2013 -- In the midst of difficult economic times in Portugal, the Portuguese Federation of Methodist Women (FMM) has continued to step up instead of stepping back to extend care to those in need.
- On Forced Migration and Refugees in the Middle East
06/13/2013 -- All Palestinian refugees have the longing and will to return to their homeland, as Jesus was able to return from Egypt to his home in Nazareth after the death of Herod.
- Selina, the Migrant Houseworker in Oman
06/13/2013 -- The story of Selina as a migrant in Oman.
- Toward Fullness of Life: Olivia Builds A House
06/13/2013 -- In order to send her children through high school and college as well as to pay for the housing project, Olivia agrees to migrate to Switzerland and find domestic employment there.
- Remembering Challenges of Migrants in Finland
06/13/2013 -- Some believe that Finland is very advanced in matters of women's equality, but in reality, immigrant women face big challenges.
- Jane’s Migration to the Persian Gulf
06/12/2013 -- Jane’s* migration story has always left me puzzled when I think of it. Is migration a sin? Is it a fault to desire a better life for one’s family?
- Welcoming the Roma Stranger
06/12/2013 -- Like many of the unnamed, abused women in the Bible, this Roma woman also brings a message. And it is that God is not partial, favoring some and cursing others.
- The Story of Carolina in Nicaragua and Paul of Tarsus
06/12/2013 -- It hadn’t been Carolina’s choice to migrate to Costa Rica, but her situation forced her to do so in order to find a better job and support her children.
- One Cow at a Time
06/01/2013 -- Through its cow bank, Acción Médica Cristiana empowers women and feeds families in Nicaragua.
- 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.
- Webinar: "Women, Migration & Maternal Health" - June 5
05/01/2013 -- June 5, 3-4 p.m., EDT. As the immigration debate heats up in the U.S., migrant women are often denied basic rights to health care; legal status, language and race all factor in limiting access. Learn more about what you can do! Register at umchealthyfamil...
- 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.
- United Methodist Women Listens to Nebraskan Farmers
04/19/2013 -- A Canadian corporation plans to build the Keystone XL Pipeline across Nebraska. A delegation of United Methodist Women leaders and staff traveled there in April 2013 to listen to Nebraskan farm families directly affected by the proposed pipeline.
- I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me
03/14/2013 -- The first Friday of March is, for many women around the world, a special day of prayer. It is, in fact, the World Day of Prayer (WDP). “I was a stranger and you welcomed me” is the celebratory theme of this year’s service prepared by the WDP Committee in ...
- Message From the President
03/13/2013 -- United Methodist Women is the “right place” for women seeking to use their talents and gifts to help others, said Yvette Richards, president of the organization’s board of directors in her address to the new program advisory group assembled for its first ...
- Cordialmente Suya: Porque Tanto Amó Dios al Mundo
03/06/2013 -- Desde niña viví en New Jersey y llegué a asociar la llegada de ciertas flores con Pascua y a conectar esto con la resurrección y la nueva vida --tanto es así, que me resultó desconcertante ver que los árboles ciclamor florecen en Nashville a principios de...
- The World Student Christian Federation (WSCF) Regional Women’s Program
02/26/2013 -- With the help of funding from United Methodist Women, the World Student Christian Federation has brought about 60 young women together every year since 1991 to re-read the bible from critical feminist perspectives.
- We Are Travelers
02/25/2013 -- It is our job to teach the world that we are all guests, travelers, sojourners, and migrants. We humbly rely on the grace of the owner of the land, God, while we travel or sojourn.
- 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.
- Tools for Leaders: Hope and Hospitality
02/15/2013 -- United Methodist Women has advocated for immigrant rights for more than 140 years. This manual helps equip our response with Bible studies, progams, worship resources, policy statements, issues discussions and social action steps. (PDF, 304pp,12M)
- United Methodist Women Launches Principles to Immigration Reform
02/01/2013 -- United Methodist Women offers core principles on immigration reform to guide us in the intense national debate and negotiations ahead.
- United Methodist Women Joins Ecumenical Call for Commonsense Gun Laws
01/17/2013 -- United Methodist Women joined more than 40 national faith groups signing a Jan. 14 ecumenical letter to both houses of the U.S. Congress asking for commonsense legislation to reduce gun violence.
- ‘Changing the World’ for Refugees in Jacksonville, Fla.
01/01/2013 -- A "change the world" mission weekend opens hearts, minds and hands at Mandarin United Methodist Church in Jacksonville, Fla.
- 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.
- Prayer Calendar Reflection: January 2013
01/01/2013 -- The Prayer Calendar reflects the lives of disciples who have answered God’s call to live out God’s mission.
- 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.
- How To Submit Human Trafficking Photos to UMWOnline.net
12/10/2012 -- Submit photos to UMWOnline.net for Intercept the Traffickers Campaign with or without a computer by February 3, 2013.
- 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...
- 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.
- United Methodist Women Takes New York Subway Ad to Washington Metro
10/11/2012 -- Following their ads posted in the New York City subway challenging hate speech, United Methodist Women will co-sponsor more counter ads, this time in Washington, DC’s Metro stations, with 23 other faith organizations.
- United Methodist Women Unveils Ad Countering Hate Speech in New York City Subway
09/26/2012 -- General Secretary of United Methodist Women Harriett J. Olson unveiled an ad countering the anti-Muslim hate speech of an ad posted in 10 New York City subway stations during an interfaith press conference Sept. 25.
- New York Interfaith Coalition Will Gather to Denounce Hate Ads on Subways
09/24/2012 -- On Tuesday, September 25 at 9:00 am, a coalition of New York community and faith based organizations will gather on the steps of City Hall to denounce anti-Muslim hate advertisements posted on New York City subway platforms. The ads are harmfully provocat...
- 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.
- Divide and Conquer
09/01/2012 -- Employers stoke racial rifts for economic gain.
- ID Laws that Prevent People from Voting in the November Election
08/30/2012 -- United Methodist Women are concerned about Pennsylvania and other states seeking to disenfranchise many voters by the new law that requires an identification card.
- Migrant Head Start at Lessie Bates Davis: on YouTube
07/30/2012 -- VIDEO: The Migrant Head Start program at Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood house (East St. Louis, IL) provides a place where children learn and are nurtured. English and Spanish audio with onscreen translation.
- 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.
- 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.
- End Detention of Immigrants
05/17/2012 -- United Methodist Women stand firm against the criminalization of communities of color regardless of immigration status or citizenship.
- Steps You Can Take to Welcome Immigrants
05/17/2012 -- The United Methodist Women’s Immigrant and Civil Rights Initiative has actively engaged members in study and action since 2006. The initiative draws on our biblical understandings of God’s reign, where all God’s children, created in God’s image, are value...
- Journey to Becoming an Immigrant Welcoming Congregation
05/14/2012 -- Serving the needs of immigrant communities continues to be necessary but equally crucial is legislative reform to fix the badly broken immigration system. The current context demands justice for immigrants.
- Get Involved With Your Conference Rapid Response Team
05/10/2012 -- The United Methodist Rapid Response Team mobilizes congregations to welcome immigrants and to advocate for just and humane immigration reform at the state and federal level.
- Wage Theft
05/01/2012 -- Billions of dollars are stolen from U.S. workers every year.
- United Methodists Celebrate and Commission 40 New Deaconesses, Home Missioners and Missionaries
04/30/2012 -- A firefighter, a nursing supervisor, a counselor for ex-prisoners, an advocate for Haitian artists, an afterschool chess teacher, and a coordinator of relief volunteers – these were among the 17 new deaconesses and home missioners commissioned on Sund...
- 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.
- Rally Highlights Private Prison Detention
04/28/2012 -- Coinciding with a rally to end the private prison industry’s increased detention-for-profit policies, United Methodist Women members descended on General Conference to declare Saturday, April 28, 2012 “United Methodist Women Day.”
- Nebraska United Methodist Women Bring People Together for Immigration Seminar
04/22/2012 -- The Nebraska Conference and the United Methodist Seminar Program collaborated to host representatives from National Mission Institutions, a deaconess, students from Nebraska Wesleyan and even one Lutheran as well as United Methodist Women from across the...
- Tampa Event Geared to Immigrant Detention
04/18/2012 -- “Profit From Pain Is Inhumane! Dignity Not Detention” will be theme of a rally during General Conference 2012.
- We Belong Together in Alabama
04/10/2012 -- Ruth Ann Powers, educator and leader in United Methodist Women, was among the 17 U.S. leaders at the We Belong Together roundtable in March who denounced HB 56, Alabama’s 2011 anti-immigrant legislation.
- No Longer Citizens
04/01/2012 -- Dominican Republic turns Haitian immigrants into stateless people.
- 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.
- Directors Visit Southeast Dallas Cooperative Parish, Learn About Immigration Issues
03/19/2012 -- Directors heard from pastors leading the three member churches and learned about how Justice for Our Neighbors was helping immigrants retain legal rights in Dallas.
- 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.
- World Day of Prayer: Creating a World of Justice and Community
02/21/2012 -- The World Day of Prayer service on March 2, 2012, will be guided by women of Malaysia who have prepared and provided the worship, titled “Let Justice Prevail.”
- Human Trafficking Awareness Day: How Many Modern Day Slaves are Supporting You?
01/09/2012 -- Human trafficking is the second largest criminal industry in the world after drug trade. Financial bondage and violent intimidation are mechanisms used by traffickers to enslave women and children.
- 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.
- Responsively Yours Audio: Something There Is That Doesn't Love A Wall
01/01/2012 -- For me, these words of Robert Frost call to mind the cold stone walls separating fields and properties through the forests and hills of New England.
- In Recognition of Sonia Pierre
12/12/2011 -- United Methodist Women recognizes the life of Sonia Pierre, who was dedicated to fighting against injustice toward Haitians in the Dominican Republic.
- Eyes to the Vista
12/07/2011 -- Every day, there are those that set out in migration in every corner of our world. They seek a vista of justice, security and sustainability.
- Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus and Other Immigrants
12/01/2011 -- The Christmas story is a lesson on God’s greatest commandments of all.
- 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.
- Thoughts on Migrants and Life
11/30/2011 -- This Advent season as we wait with anticipation to see the Christ child, may we celebrate our migrant status by sharing our lives.
- The Price of Motherhood
11/27/2011 -- As we think about the anticipation of motherhood for Mary during Advent, we also think of migrant women who face motherhood under very, very difficult circumstances.
- Celebrate International Migrants Day, December 18
11/17/2011 -- In this time of Advent, the United Methodist Task Force on Immigration invites United Methodists to lift up the global and local realities of migrants on December 18 in worship and prayer.
- 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...
- United Methodists Join Tar Sands Action for Environmental Justice
11/09/2011 -- United Methodists converged on the White House on Sunday, November 6, 2011, with over 10,000 others to press President Obama to block construction of the Keystone XL pipeline.
- 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?
- Rooted in Justice
11/04/2011 -- United Methodist Women’s work for peace and justice has 140-year-old roots.
- United Methodist Women Receives Immigrant Rights Award
11/04/2011 -- United Methodist Women was honored for its immigrant rights work by the National Network for Immigrant & Refugee Rights (NNIRR), calling United Methodist Women "partners in advancing rights and justice at home and abroad."
- 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.
- United Methodist Women Joins Tar Sands Action at White House
10/28/2011 -- United Methodist Women will join with other organizations November 6th in Washington, D.C., at 2 p.m. for one hour in an action against the proposed transcontinental Keystone XL tar sands pipeline projects intended to ship oil from Canada to the United St...
- Women's Division Board Meeting Wrapup
10/11/2011 -- The Women’s Division board of directors approved the 2012 budget, received the criteria and application form for incoming national mission institutions that will be used to approve new partnerships, and approved a plan for a consultation with Native Ameri...
- Women's Division Annual Report: 2010 (PDF)
10/07/2011 -- Thinking About the Next 100 Years: Shaping Faith, Hope and Love into Action.
- United Methodist Women News: Volume 4, Number 3 (PDF)
10/06/2011 -- Fall 2011 articles include: Others See Your Good Works and Give Glory to God, Joanna Girls: A Teen United Methodist Women Circle in Tennessee, Start Small and Grow, Deaconess Applicants Rally in Times Square for Fair Trade, United Methodist Women Sunday ...
- Immigration and the Bible
10/03/2011 -- This study shares the story of the Bible as a narrative of immigrants and migration.
- Race and Migration: Ten Years After Durban
09/28/2011 -- Over 15,000 people gathered in Durban, South Africa, 10 years ago to attend the United Nations World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, known as WCAR, or “Durban.”
- United Methodist Church Follows Jesus' Lead: Immigration Task Force Moves Ministry to the Borders
09/20/2011 -- "Jesus learned new things when he went to the border," said Rev. Edgar Avitia, who led the worship in Florida for US-based missionaries of The United Methodist Church.
- 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.
- Women In Prison
08/25/2011 -- August 26 will mark the 40th anniversary of Women’s Equality Day. We must give urgent attention to the increasing incarceration rate of women offenders.
- National Seminar, From a Participant's View
08/17/2011 -- Sophia Agtarap blogged from National Seminar 2011 on reconciliation.
- No Less Than Our Whole Selves
08/15/2011 -- Women's Division Deputy General Secretary Harriett J. Olson's closing address at the 12th assembly of the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women, August 10-15, 2011
- United Methodist Women Prepares for National Seminar on Social Justice
08/08/2011 -- Women from across the U.S. will study and act on justice issues at the seminar, “Mission: Reconciliation,” Aug. 13-17 in Birmingham, AL. Bible studies led by Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz will be livestreamed every morning at 8 a.m. EST starting Aug. 14!
- 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.
- United Methodist Women UNiTE to End Global Violence Against Women
06/22/2011 -- The UNiTE campaign was launched in 2008 by United Nations (U.N.) Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to influence laws and policies, mobilize the public and partner with governments and organizations to end violence against women.
- 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.
- Restorative Justice: Moving Beyond Punishment
05/24/2011 -- This mission study from 2002 is a response to the call of The United Methodist Church to focus upon Restorative Justice ministries in light of the prison-industrial complex, and offers a vision of restoration and healing over isolation and punishment.
- The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)
05/19/2011 -- This year is the 10th anniversary of the creation of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), which will be held May 16–27, 2011, at the United Nations (U.N.) headquarters in New York City.
- The Importance of Grieving and Facing Our Fears in Journey of Reconciliation
05/17/2011 -- Why is grieving so important? Not grieving the trauma often pushes it deep in our psyche where we medicate it with, for example, drugs or alcohol.
- The Journey of Forgiveness, Rehumanizing the Other and the Choice to Forgive
05/17/2011 -- We look more closely at the importance of the other’s story, the one who has harmed, and the power of rehumanizing the other and the gift of forgiveness.
- Reconciled with God and our Neighbors
05/16/2011 -- We have reconciliation with Jesus Christ--we are right before God.
- Truth and Reconciliation
05/16/2011 -- Nelson Mandela organized the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which would be the organization to work systemically to heal the country after Apartheid and bring about a new future for South Africa.
- The United Methodist Church Seeks Forgiveness
05/16/2011 -- In 2005, the annual conferences of The United Methodist Church focused on confession and healing in the area of racism in the church.
- Immigration Programming from the 2010 Program Book
05/11/2011 -- From the 2010 Program Book comes an immigration piece that can be used to engage United Methodist communities in bible study, worship, education and much needed action surrounding immigrant and civil rights. The program piece can be downloaded as a pdf a...
- 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.
- 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.
- Challenge State Anti-immigration Laws
04/19/2011 -- Arizona's introduction of anti-immigrant law State Bill 1070 in April 2010 has caused a great stir. The law has come to symbolize both the anger toward new immigrants and states' frustration that Congress has not acted to fix the nation's broken immigrati...
- Challenge U.S. Immigrant Detention and Deportation Policies
04/19/2011 -- The U.S. government detained nearly 400,000 people in immigration custody in some 350 facilities at an annual cost of more than $1.7 billion in 2009. The number of detention beds has grown to more than 33,000, with construction of more facilitie...
- Visit Migrants in Detention in Your Community
04/19/2011 -- United Methodist Women partners with the Detention Watch Network (DWN) to resource local involvement in detention visitation. DWN has created a network of groups visiting detention centers and a manual for starting an ecumenical program. They are re...
- Learn About United Methodist Church Policy on Immigration
04/19/2011 -- United Methodist Women's work for immigrant and civil rights is based on United Methodist policy as affirmed by General Conference in 2008.
- Organize a Public Witness for Immigrant Rights
04/19/2011 -- United Methodist Women members have a long history of public witness for social justice. Recently, United Methodist Women members have been mobilizing to speak out publicly for immigrant rights across the country.
- Create a Conference United Methodist Women Immigration Team
04/19/2011 -- United Methodist Women in the Desert Southwest Conference has created a team to work on immigrant rights. They work on the United Methodist Women Immigrant/Civil Rights Initiative, which is one of United Methodist Women's four key social justi...
- A People’s Cathedral in Wisconsin
04/01/2011 -- A United Methodist reports from the struggle for worker’s rights in Madison, Wisc.
- Church Agencies Battle Human Trafficking
03/31/2011 -- When Maria, an Armenian citizen, ended up in Dubai, she resisted attempts by her traffickers to force her into prostitution.
- 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 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.
- 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...
- 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.
- Called Awake and Fed
03/14/2011 -- We recognize what it means to be on a long journey facing loneliness and despair. In the face of every "newcomer" is the reflection of ourselves. Each of us can be the living embodiment of God's love and provide the compassion and care that will sustain o...
- Mission Agency in Prayer for Japan, Mission Personnel and Volunteers Safe
03/14/2011 -- The United Methodist Church's mission agency expressed deep concern for the people of Japan and its own personnel and partners in that country in the wake of the devastating March 11 earthquake and tsunami.
- 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.
- A Women's Storybook Project
03/01/2011 -- Formed in 2003, the the Women's Storybook Project of Texas. helps incarcerated mothers do what mothers have always done to comfort and nurture their children — read their children bedtime stories, using the warmth and cadence of their own voices to reassu...
- United Methodist Women Hosts Delegation and Workshops for the 55th Commission on the Status of Women
02/16/2011 -- This year, United Methodist Women will be an active participant at the United Nation’s 55th annual Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), February 22 to March 4 at the Church Center for the United Nations (CCUN).
- Restorative Justice
02/16/2011 -- The goal of this program is to introduce the concept of restorative justice to women and expand on Biblical examples of restorative justice relevant to our world today.
- Responsively Yours: Listening for God in Christian Conferencing
02/01/2011 -- In Christian conferencing we practice a discipline of listening to God through worship, Bible study and listening to each other in deep conversations and sometimes debate.
- Tacoma Community House: An Evolving Ministry
02/01/2011 -- Throughout 2010, Tacoma Community House (TCH)—long supported by United Methodist Women—celebrated 100 years of ministry as a national mission institution of The United Methodist Church.
- Ending Human Trafficking, One Life at a Time
01/28/2011 -- Alisa* fell prey to a human trafficker in her hometown in Armenia. She was just 20 years old and the single mother of a nine-month-old baby. The trafficker forced Alisa into prostitution by threatening to kidnap her young child if she did not do as he sai...
- United Methodist Women Launches Web Campaign for Human Trafficking Awareness Day
01/10/2011 -- On January 11, 2011, Human Trafficking Awareness Day, the United Methodist Women homepage will feature an interactive, informational slideshow dedicated to raising awareness of human trafficking and ways to combat it.
- Human Trafficking Fact Sheet
01/10/2011 -- Answers to your frequently asked questions about human trafficking.
- Not in My Neighborhood
01/10/2011 -- “Not in My Neighborhood” is designed for use in a group retreat or information session about human trafficking. It includes a facilitator’s guide, a PowerPoint presentation and a Bible study.
- Not in My Neighborhood!
01/10/2011 -- This text is designed to be used for a group retreat, accompanied by the “Not in My Neighborhood” PowerPoint presentation.
- Susannah Wesley Community Center Plays Key Role in Human Trafficking Case
01/07/2011 -- The biggest human trafficking case in U.S. history is currently in federal court in Honolulu, Hawaii. A United Methodist Women–affiliated mission, the Susannah Wesley Community Center played a major role in helping the victims.
- 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.
- Let There Be Peace on Earth
12/15/2010 -- Much more work remains to ensure that women have a voice in times of conflict and in implementing UNSCR 1325 worldwide. We must all join the efforts of women throughout the world who are saying, “Let there be peace on earth.”
- Take Action for Migrant Rights on December 18, International Migrants Day
12/13/2010 -- In this season of Advent, we commemorate International Migrants Day on December 18, recognizing the efforts, contributions and rights of migrants worldwide. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the United Nations (U.N.) migrant rights convention.
- Who Is My Neighbor?
12/13/2010 -- This is the question that Baltimore-Washington Conference United Methodist Women will be exploring over the next three days during their seminar with the United Methodist Seminar Program.
- Intercept Human Trafficking
12/07/2010 -- Super Bowl XLV will be held Sunday February 6, 2011, in Dallas, Texas. While the country celebrates this unofficial holiday, United Methodist Women and Mosaic Family Services in North Texas will be working to combat human trafficking.
- Citizens of the World Advocate for Women, Peace, and Security at the CCUN
11/01/2010 -- This week, to celebrate ten years since UNSCR 1325's passage, hundreds of global citizens gathered with United Methodist Women at the Church Center for the United Nations (CCUN) to strategize on new and creative ways to hold governments accountable for th...
- 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).
- Beyond City Limits
11/01/2010 -- Changing demographics call for needs-based services in metropolitan areas not just within city limits.
- Interviews with Women from "Voices from the Frontlines"
10/28/2010 -- United Methodist Women spoke to about what would make implementation of UNSCR 1325 effective and how women of faith can implement peace around the world.
- 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.
- Immigrant/Civil Rights Initiative
10/22/2010 -- The United Methodist Women's immigrant and civil rights initiative draws on our biblical understandings that all God's children are valued and welcome at the table, and where Jesus' commandment to love our neighbors as ourselves becomes reality.
- 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.
- Apply for the College Women's Seminar on Women and Migration
10/14/2010 -- The United Methodist Seminar Program is seeking applications from college and university women for a week long seminar Jan. 3-9, 2011 to be held in New York City.
- Winthrop University Wesley Foundation Takes Human Trafficking Seminar
10/14/2010 -- The United Methodist Seminar Program is hosting a group of 15 students from Winthrop University Wesley Foundation in Rock Hill, S.C., for a two-day seminar on human trafficking.
- Organizing for Mission
10/13/2010 -- United Methodist Women President Inelda González addressed directors, guests and staff at the annual Women’s Division board of directors fall meeting, paying tribute to the work of early women missionaries and challenging attendees to be proactive in miss...
- 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.
- Family Roots
10/01/2010 -- Author Thomas DeWolf shares lessons from a life-changing journey into the history of his family, his country and the transatlantic slave trade in Inheriting the Trade, a 2011 United Methodist Women Reading Program book.
- 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.
- From Iowa to Washington, D.C.
08/30/2010 -- Judy Kading shares how she puts “love in action” as Iowa United Methodist Women’s social action mission coordinator.
- Voices of Human Trafficking Team Members
08/30/2010 -- United Methodist Women members who participated in the Human Trafficking training session in Atlanta, Ga. in 2009 reflect on what they've accomplished and how they've changed a year later.
- 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).
- Haiti Relief, Six Months after the Quake
07/12/2010 -- They aren't out of the woods, not by a long shot. But over the past 6 months, the Haitian people have begun to mobilize for recovery. UMCOR is there-digging in for the long haul.
- ’I Want to Make a Difference in this World’
06/10/2010 -- Alexis Murphy shares her reflections on marching for immigrant, civil and human rights in a National Day of Action May 29.
05/17/2010 -- Activists around the world who have worked for years to end violence in Sudan are frustrated by the deterioration in the country’s security situation, as well as by the failure of international diplomacy to find solutions.
- Be Careful What You Wish For
05/11/2010 -- Be careful what you wish for: that was the upshot of a talk on immigration issues during the quadrennial United Methodist Women’s Assembly.
- The Experience Hall of Assembly
05/02/2010 -- Assembly’s Experience Hall offers participants an opportunity to learn about justice issues – and be entertained.
- Marchers Speak Out on Immigrant Rights
05/02/2010 -- Quotes from marchers at Saturday's Immigrant, Civil and Human Rights March in St. Louis.
- Day of Service
05/01/2010 -- Women volunteer ahead of Assembly, putting love into action.
- Concern for Immigrants Spans 100 Years and More
05/01/2010 -- United Methodist Women's work with immigrants is part of its history, spanning decades of work for civil and human rights.
- Assembly Theme Moves from Page to Pavement
05/01/2010 -- Two thousand people headed to the streets of St. Louis for a march for immigrant, civil and human rights.
- United Methodist Women, Local Advocacy Groups Gather in St. Louis May 1 to Call for Immigrant, Civil and Human Rights
04/21/2010 -- On Saturday, May 1, 2010, thousands of United Methodist Women, in St. Louis for their Quadrennial Assembly, and key St. Louis community groups will march and participate in a public faith-based vigil for immigrant, civil and human rights.
- Organize a Public Witness for Immigrant Rights on May 1
04/06/2010 -- We are inviting all United Methodist Women to organize local public witness events for immigrant rights in your communities on May 1. These events will link to a faith-based march and vigil for immigrant rights at Assembly 2010 in St. Louis.
- Help Everyone Count in Census 2010!
03/29/2010 -- United Methodist Women is proud to be a partner in the 2010 census, committed to encouraging members to support the U.S. Census Bureau's goal of achieving a complete count.
- Palm Sunday: Hospitality and The Holy City
03/26/2010 -- The celebration, music and excitement of Palm Sunday lead us into Holy Week and offer time for reflection on hospitality.
- United Methodist Women Joins 200,000 on National Mall for Just Immigration Policies
03/25/2010 -- United Methodist Women members joined other United Methodists and 200,000 others calling for just reform of immigration policies in "March for America" in Washington, D.C., March 21.
- On International Women’s Day, United Methodist Women Assesses Setbacks for Women’s Rights, Affirms Commitments
03/15/2010 -- On International Women’s Day, March 8, United Methodist Women joins thousands of women around the world to affirm our commitment to gender equality for women.
- Gender, Race, Class Focus of Event on Global Status of Women
03/12/2010 -- The workshop is part of a series of events convened parallel to the United Nations 54th Commission on the Status of Women, in New York City, March 1-12.
- 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.
- United Methodist Women Forum Promotes Migrant Women’s Rights
03/08/2010 -- Migrant women’s vulnerability to exploitation and need for international protections dominated a forum convened as a parallel event to the 54th Commission on the Status of Women.
- UMW and PICUM Launch Report on Women Migrant Workers
03/04/2010 -- On March 1, United Methodist Women and the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) issued the report “The Exploitation of Undocumented Migrant Women in the Workplace.”
- Join Thousands Calling for Just Immigration Reform
02/22/2010 -- An historic March for America for Immigration Reform will take place Sunday, Mar. 21 in Washington, DC, rallying for just immigration reform.
- United Methodists Stand with Immigrants in Texas
01/20/2010 -- United Methodists and Pax Christi gathered with many other organizations and church communities to hold a prayer vigil and public witness at Willacy County Detention Center on Jan. 9, 2010 in Raymondville, Tx.
- Lois Dauway to Lead Process of Unifying Program Units at Mission Agency
05/28/2009 -- New York, NY, May 28, 2009--A seasoned church leader is being tapped to lead the process that will unify five program units of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries into a single mission operation.
- United Methodists Join in Call for Justice, Comprehensive Immigration Reform
02/12/2009 -- Washington, DC, February 12, 2009--Faith communities in the United States are being called to pray and work for a just and comprehensive reform of what were described as broken immigration laws.
- 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.
- United Methodist Women Stands in Solidarity for Immigrant Rights
10/20/2008 -- United Methodist Women stood in solidarity for immigrant rights on two occasions last week, as the organization’s Immigrant Rights/Civil Rights Initiative took steps to support this issue.
- Gleaning Women in God’s Harvest of Plenty
09/09/2008 -- Use this guided meditation on Thanksgiving Day, or other times in the year, as a way to examine the work of God in your life and the lives of migrant workers in the United States and around the world.
- Mission Study on Israel-Palestine Is Consistent with United Methodist Policy
06/24/2008 -- A joint statement of the General Board of Global Ministries and the Women's Division
- Community Dialogue on Immigrants and Immigration Laws
06/12/2006 -- Use this role-playing bible study to better understand the complexities of issues and relationships in communities experiencing growth in immigrant population.
- Small Town U.S.A.
06/12/2006 -- Small Town U.S.A. is a rural community in the central Midwest with fewer than 25,000 residents. Recently, a migration of individuals and families from Mexico and Central America has become part of the community.
- Mary’s Song: My Song
03/25/2006 -- United Methodist Women and United Methodist Women's Division staff joined tens of thousands in New York City and Washington on April 10 to voice concerns over the potential criminalization of undocumented immigrants and to call for comprehensive immigrati...
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