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- Interview with Yvette Richards
09/04/2012 -- Ms. Richards' expresses her passion in this dialogue saying: "United Methodist Women is a difference maker, a leader for women children and youth in making an impact. We need to know how to tell our story, often and everywhere. "
- Responsively Yours: A Healthy Meeting Challenge - Korean Text
03/01/2011 -- Responsively Yours in Korean
- Women Share Their Stories at UN event
02/24/2011 -- 26-year-old Taurai Sandra Chinyerere is among the women sharing stories, advice and solidarity during the Feb. 22–March 4 meeting of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations. The United Methodist Women’s 20-member ecumenical delegation ...
- 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.
- Mary Mcleod Bethune
02/15/2011 -- Mary Mcleod Bethune was the 15th daughter of former slaves from South Carolina who became a civil rights leader, educator, and presidential advisor.
- 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.
- Ubuntu Explorer Journeys: Russia 2011
02/07/2011 -- This community of women is concerned about the issues impacting their sisterhood. All of the women gain strength from the stories of women in the scriptures and the signs they see in one another that mirror those stories in life today. Join United Meth...
- Ubuntu Explorer Journeys: India 2011
02/07/2011 -- Come with us to India to participate in the 125th anniversary celebration of Isabella Thoburn College, the first Christian women’s college in India, and to connect with Methodist Women of India.
- David and Margaret Youth and Family Services: Here's to Another 100 Years!
02/01/2011 -- David and Margaret Youth and Family Services, located in La Verne, California, has been meeting the needs of at-risk children, youth, and families since 1910.
- 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...
- 100 Years of World Thank Offerings
01/26/2011 -- Does your program planning include a Thank Offering Sunday or celebration in your church? November is a favorite time for such a service, but any month is appropriate to share and care about missions in this special way.
- A Brighter Future for Children and Youth: 2009-2012 (Word, 140K)
01/24/2011 -- The Women's Division offers grants of up to $4,000 for projects and programs addressing the needs of children and young people between the ages of 5 to 18 in the areas of violence prevention, anti-abuse and relationship abuse.
- Using Your Consumer Power to Eradicate Human Trafficking
01/07/2011 -- The Supply Chain Transparency Act (SB 657) was signed into law September 30, 2010, in California, requiring large retailers and manufacturers in California to report publicly their steps (or lack thereof) to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from th...
- We Are United Methodist Women
12/30/2010 -- We are the women of the Church, the United Methodist Women. We serve a risen Savior. We carry on the traditions that hundreds of thousands of women have passed down in whispers and shouts to their sisters and daughters and nieces and friends.
- 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.
- The Domestic Violence Initiative of United Methodist Women
12/13/2010 -- United Methodist Women and United Methodist Men have partnered to launch a domestic violence initiative to raise awareness and provide training in United Methodist congregations.
- Green Holiday Ideas
12/09/2010 -- We offer ideas for celebrating the holiday season with the Christian call to environmental stewardship in mind.
- 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.
- International Climate Talks On In Mexico
12/03/2010 -- This year’s high-level United Nations climate meeting, the Conference of Parties, has begun in Cancun, Mexico, with an estimated 200 nations sending representatives. United Methodist Women partners are currently there.
- Hope in the Midst of Struggle
12/02/2010 -- Let us focus on one group of people that needs special help during this happy period of Advent: the aged.
- The Theology of Mission
11/29/2010 -- Regional Missionary Dr. Catherine Mudime Akale led a bible study at United Methodist Women's Leadership Training Event, Nov. 21, 2010 in St. Louis, Mo.
- This Thanksgiving, Help End Violence Against Women
11/23/2010 -- Be thankful for your blessings this Thanksgiving: Take action to end violence against women.
- United Methodist Women Register for Independence Vote in Southern Sudan
11/23/2010 -- United Methodist women in Southern Sudan are joining their neighbors in enthusiastically registering to vote in a January referendum on whether their war-torn land will split off from the north of the country.
- 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.
- Women’s Division Consents to Sibley Hospital Affiliation
11/12/2010 -- The Women's Division Board of Directors voted to approve the affiliation of Sibley Memorial Hospital with Johns Hopkins Health Services, effective November 1.
- 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).
- 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.
- Talking About "Inheriting the Trade"
10/19/2010 -- Author Thomas Norman DeWolf of "Inheriting the Trade" will join us at UMWOnline.net on Oct. 28 in dialogue around the issues of race, diversity and healing from the damage caused by the historic oppressions and injustice that continue to impact all of us ...
- 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...
- Sally L. Vonner Elected to Women's Division AGS Position, and Other Approvals
10/13/2010 -- At their Annual board meeting, Oct. 7-11 in Stamford, Conn., the Women’s Division board of directors approved or reported on the following actions.
- 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.
- Electing Candidates Committed to Changing Lives for Women, Girls, and Families
10/07/2010 -- Use the Checklist as a tool to assess whether a candidate’s positions reflect values supporting initiatives for women, girls, and families.
- The Power of Words: Curses, Blessings and Interfaith Dialogue
09/30/2010 -- Engaging in interfaith dialogue is a way to follow Paul’s guidance and to bless those who are different from us, those who threaten us and even those who we feel persecute us (and be blessed by them in return).
- Report Is In On Women In the Media
09/28/2010 -- United Methodist Women members participated in a day of monitoring messages of women in the media. Those results are now available through the Global Media Monitoring Project’s report, “Who Makes the News?”
- Can Women Be Fairly Represented?
09/28/2010 -- Just society depends on vigilant advocacy to ensure responsible media. Women can make important contributions to this vigilance by working to guarantee balanced representation so that their voices are heard.
- UMC Bishop Thomas Bickerton Speaks on Ending Malaria Deaths at U.N. Panel
09/22/2010 -- United Methodist Women had a presence at the U.N. Week’s Digital Media Lounge Tuesday during which a panel discussion was held about malaria that included United Methodist Bishop Thomas Bickerton, who spearheads the Nothing But Nets campaign.
- My Work With Imam Feisal Rauf and Daisy Khan
09/15/2010 -- As I listen to the debate about the proposed Cordoba House community center at 51 Park Place in Manhattan, I find it painful to see two highly regarded interfaith leaders dragged through the mud by news commentators and politicians who don’t really know t...
- Results of the 2010 Global Media Monitoring
09/10/2010 -- On November 10, 2009, volunteers from 108 countries, including United Methodist Women members, monitored the portrayal of women in the media. These are some conclusions from the Global Media Monitoring final report.
- Pakistan Flood Update from Women's Division Partners
09/10/2010 -- Faith and funding partners of United Methodist Women in Pakistan report that recent flooding in Pakistan has hit the poorest of the poor and has further deepened poverty among those living at the lowest economic level.
- For the Living of These Days
09/09/2010 -- This September is the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. We still have not gotten over the raw woundedness of the painful tragedy inflicted on our nation.
- Voices of Native American Women
09/07/2010 -- Read an excerpt of three topics highlighted from 'Voices of Native American Women,' a new resource from the Women's Division and now available at the Mission Resource Center.
- Women's Equality Day: August 26
09/01/2010 -- Governments, nongovernmental organizations and the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals acknowledge the critical importance of gender equality for the advancement of society.
- Stop Human Trafficking
08/30/2010 -- One year ago this month, United Methodist Women embarked on a mission of learning, sharing, and policy action on the issue of human trafficking.
- 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).
- 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.
- Wish Social Security a Happy 75th Birthday!
08/17/2010 -- In the emerging battle over Social Security, the stakes for women are high.
- Support the Paycheck Fairness Act
08/04/2010 -- The bill, amending the 1964 Civil Rights Act, enhanced workers rights to sue for pay discrimination.
- October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month
07/27/2010 -- Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
- Domestic Violence Printable Handout (PDF)
07/27/2010 -- Print this handout for distribution at events on building awareness on domestic violence. Also includes survey and program evaluation form.
- President and Congress Act for Historic Financial Reform
07/19/2010 -- Congress passed historic legislation on Thursday to prevent the type of financial meltdown that crippled the U.S. economy in 2008.
- An Invitation to Speak Out for Compassion and Against Hate
07/19/2010 -- The Board of Directors affirmed the statement at the Women's Division 2010 Board Meeting.
- Because God First Loved Us
07/01/2010 -- Make a commitment to act on behalf of women, children and youth, and start meaningful conversations in your community on important issues.
- Former Women’s Division President Mai Gray dies at 88
05/12/2010 -- Mai Gray, 88, the first African American president of the Women’s Division of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, United Methodist Women’s national administrative body, died May 6 in St. Louis University Hospital after falling ill at ...
- 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.
- Protect Teens from Dating Violence
05/05/2010 -- In March, the House of Representatives passed House Resolution 1081, to affirm its support for awareness and prevention of teen dating violence.
- 6 Things You Can Do This Earth Day
04/17/2010 -- Celebrate the Earth on Earth Day's 40th Anniversary, April 22
- Maryland Women Journey with Navajo Widows
04/13/2010 -- When a group of Navajo Native Americans from New Mexico needed a ride to the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., Maryland United Methodist Women not only gave them a lift, but also joined them on a historic journey in search of justice.
- 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.
- 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.
- Victory for Health Care
03/23/2010 -- Implementation of the Health Care Reform Act’s provisions will be staggered over coming years. Here are some of the key changes.
- 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.
- The President’s Budget: A Focus on Women and Families
03/15/2010 -- The White House released its Fiscal Year 2011 budget proposal Feb. 1. The proposed budget makes investments critical to the economic future of women and families.
- 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.
- After the Health Care Summit
03/05/2010 -- Let your lawmakers know that everyone should have health care!
- Of HAPI-ness, Gratitude Journals, and Haiti
02/19/2010 -- Artisans have been expressing gratitude in spite of their horrific experiences. They are grateful to be alive. They are grateful to God for giving them strength. They are grateful for the gift of hope. We can follow their example by keeping a gratitude jo...
- National Coalition for Burned Churches Visits Washington
01/27/2010 -- The Women’s Division joined 28 delegates from seven states representing the National Coalition for Burned Churches (NCBC) at its annual conference.
- 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.
- Dear John
01/11/2010 -- On Human Trafficking Awareness Day, we encourage all to send in your own Dear John letter to your local areas to serve notice that the users of the services drive the industry.
- A Response to the United States Health Care Reform Legislation
01/07/2010 -- Recent legislation passed by both houses of Congress put forth attempts at broadening access to health insurance, but both bills are troublesome in the way they address the most vulnerable among us.
- Two United Methodists Honored for Ecumenical Service
11/12/2009 -- Minneapolis, Minnesota, November 12, 2009--Lois Dauway, an executive of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, was honored for outstanding service to ecumenism at the 2009 General Assembly of the National Council of Churches and Church W...
- Division Directors Rally for Health Care, Act for Justice
10/11/2009 -- Passing cars honked approval as more than 50 Women’s Division directors, staff and guests rallied in support of health care for all at a noontime vigil outside the Marriott Hotel in Stamford, Conn., Oct. 10.
- Baltic United Methodist Theological Seminary Marks Anniversary with a New President
08/17/2009 -- Tallinn, Estonia--The 15th anniversary of the largest United Methodist theological seminary in Europe was marked by the installation of a new president and an espiscopal address linking the role of theological schools to the practice of Christian mission....
- West Africa Women Meet to Explore Being Better Together in Christ
06/03/2009 -- This impromptu composition by missionary Catherine Akale became the unofficial theme song of this first gathering of leaders from United Methodist women's organizations within the West Africa Central Conference. The participants gathered in Monrovia, Libe...
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- Love the One Next to Us, Peace Flourishes
03/25/2006 -- * Kelly Martini is communications director/information officer of the Women’s Division. This meditation is written to help United Methodist Women begin to prayerfully prepare themselves for the United Methodist Women’s Assembly, May 4-7 in Anaheim, Calif...
- 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...
- United Methodist Women’s Assembly May 4-7, 2006 Anaheim, California
01/20/2006 -- More than 8,000 women will gather at United Methodist Women’s Assembly on May 4-7, 2006, at the Anaheim, Calif., Convention Center. Part of a one-million member organization, the women are bonded by common concerns – the issues and struggles of women, chi...
- Reading, Writing and Raspberries: Food and Nutrition in U.S. Schools
07/20/2005 -- Every day, more than 26 million children in over 99,000 public and non-profit private schools across the country eat lunches subsidized by the National School Lunch Program.1 Good nutrition promotes education because children learned better when they ate...
- United Methodist Women & Farmworker Justice
06/13/2005 -- The United Methodist Church, in the 2004 General Conference, adopted the resolution to boycott Taco Bell for fair wages and working condition of tomato pickers. United Methodist Women participated in action to bring about a peaceful settlement to the boy...
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