Domestic Violence News & Resources
United Methodist Women Joins Ecumenical Call for Commonsense Gun Laws by Yvette Moore
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.
Revisiting the Rev. King’s Call to Action in His “Beyond Vietnam” Speech by Janis Rosheuvel
01/15/2013 Reflecting on passages from his “Beyond Vietnam” speech reveals Dr. King’s words as enduringly prophetic and persistent.
Violence Against Women Act: An Update
01/10/2013 The expansion of VAWA to include LGBT, undocumented, and Native American women is facing challenges in the House of Representatives, and the 112th Congress allowed the bill to fail. Please call your representative and urge support for full protection for all women.
From Victim to Survivor by Paul Jeffrey
01/01/2013 Once-trafficked women get a new start at the Mission Giving-supported Batis Center for Women in the Philippines.
A Child Is Born, God Is With Us by Harriett Jane Olson
12/19/2012 What we know, without doubt, is that God is with us. The power of the Christ child, born on Christmas day, is God’s demonstration that love takes risks.
Participate in the Sabbath to Stop Gun Violence
12/18/2012 On January 5 and 6, 2013, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, led by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is organizing a Sabbath to Stop Gun Violence.
Celebrate 16 Days of Activism
12/07/2012 The Center for Global Women’s Leadership (CGWL) announced the campaign’s newest project, “What does security mean to you?” The goal is to collect short videos and written statements responding to that question.
Land Grabbing by Sarika Mathur
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.
A Gift for Life in Rwanda by Gabriel Ramos-Rocchio and Nile Sprague
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.
Violence in Gaza: What United Methodist Women Supports in Israel-Palestine
11/29/2012 We grieve over this and call on United Methodist women to keep the conflict in your prayers and thoughts. United Methodist Women supports many projects in Israel-Palestine.