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Mission Studies

Poverty: The Call: The Roma

Each year, United Methodist Women members prepare for faithful living and action by studying mission studies. Mission studies are offered each year - a geographical, topical, and spiritual growth study. These studies motivate, inform, and enrich our commitment to global ministry. 

Members take one of the three mission studies through the organization's Schools of Christian Mission program offered around the country. 

2014 Mission Studies

2013 Mission Studies

2012 Mission Studies

Past Mission Studies

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Globalization & Its Impact on People’s Lives

The goal of this study is to explore the places where globalization touches the lives of ordinary people. It examines the impact of economic globalization and how global media and communications technologies are drastically altering both economic and human relationships. By looking at these phenomena we hope to understand more fully the impact of globalization on human rights and the social, economic, and political development of various cultures and nations.
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Shalom, Salaam, Peace

Shalom, Salaam, Peace - three words which mean "peace" from the three "Abrahamic" religions, Judaism, Christianity and Islam, provide the foundation for this spiritual growth study. Each tradition has a history of neighbors living at peace with neighbors and urges its followers to seek inner peace. Each tradition has a history of violence that cries out for explanation.
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India & Pakistan

The mission study on India and Pakistan presents the richness and diversity of the cultures of India and Pakistan. It also explores selected current key issues affecting both countries, including gender issues, poverty, child labor, population, caste, illiteracy, religious extremism, and globalization. The study examines the complexities of the border conflict over Kashmir between the two countries.
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Children of the Bible

We invite you into the stories in the Bible from which we can glean the place of children in ancient times. Stories from both the Hebrew and Greek texts---the Old and New Testaments will call us once again to both love in the face of challenge and yes, to become like a child so that we too enter into the kingdom of God where the hungry are fed, the prisoners are freed and the children are whole people in Jesus Christ.
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Public Education

At a time when education is a buzzword in political campaigns and budget discussions from the federal government to state legislative houses and into local communities,it is appropriate for people of faith to take a serious look at public education.
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