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Women, War and Peace: Three Women Win the Nobel Prize for Peace
12/21/2011 Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the first woman to be elected head of state in Africa and she ushered in peace after a 14-year civil war. Leymah Gbowee founded Women, Peace and Security Network Africa, and is known for organizing a women’s peace protest that included a “sex strike” until hostilities ended. Tawakkol Karman, a Yemeni journalist known as the “Mother of Revolution,” lived in a tent in a protest camp in Yemen and founded Women Journalist Without Chains.
Intercept the Traffickers 2012
12/05/2011 Leading up to Super Bowl Sunday, February 5, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana, join United Methodist Women Human Trafficking Team members in our Intercept the Traffickers campaign.
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 United Nations (U.N.) but also the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).
Waging Peace with Prayer and Action by Sung-ok Lee
06/13/2011 During the summer months of Schools of Christian Mission until International Day of Peace on September 21, 2011, you are invited to participate in Prayers and Actions for Peace as an expression of reconciliation.
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 country's wealth, tax cuts for the rich are not turning into jobs for the average American.