United Methodist Women: News & Events
United Methodist Women is a community of women who nurture and encourage one another in their spiritual growth, personal leadership and transformation.
Nazgul William by Myka Kennedy Stephens
07/19/2013 Her life abruptly ended July 17, 2013, in Beijing, China. While out for an afternoon walk near a shopping center, she was one of two people stabbed by a young man in what was reported as a random act of violence due to mental illness.
People of Faith Become Aware and Rise Up Against the Doctrine of Discovery by Mary Beth Coudal
05/31/2013 On May 20, 2013, approximately 50 people gathered in a meeting room at the Church Center for the United Nations to learn about the Doctrine of Discovery.
Deb Williams: In the Chapel and in the United Nations by Mary Beth Coudal
05/31/2013 Deb Williams was one of a team of United Methodists to take part in the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues held in New York from May 18 to May 25, 2013. She called the experience “insightful.”
Becky Thompson: Diversity and Hope in the Path of the Storm by Mary Beth Coudal
05/31/2013 Becky Thompson values diversity, resilience and hope. During her attendance at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues held in New York from May 18 to May 25, 2013, she met people from all over the world who have survived in difficult situations.
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 umchealthyfamilies.org. Co-hosted by United Methodist Women and General Board of Church & Society.
United Methodist Women Listens to Nebraskan Farmers by Paul Jeffrey
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.
United Methodist Women Members Intercept Human Trafficking
04/01/2013 Since 2010, during Super Bowl season United Methodist Women has hosted the Intercept Human Trafficking campaign to raise awareness about human trafficking and how large sporting events encourage and profit from the culture of sex and labor trafficking. In February 2013 the Super Bowl was held in New Orleans, La., and United Methodist Women members in Louisiana let the world know that human trafficking must end
"Detroit's Next Green Leader" a Participant in Climate Justice Seminar by Melissa Ardery
03/28/2013 Dubbed "Detroit's next green leader," Eastern Michigan University senior, Dorthea Thomas, attended an international seminar Feb. 14-24 in Tokyo focusing on climate justice. The event was sponsored by the organization, United Methodist Women.
African Women Mobilize to Build Peace by Yvette Moore
03/20/2013 United Methodist women from Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Rwanda explored their roles as women peace builders in a three-day conference at Africa University in Mutare, Zimbabwe, Mar. 18-20. Women from Mozambique also attended the event cosponsored by U.S. United Methodist Women and the Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance (IPLG) at Africa University to help equip the women to promote peace within and between their countries.
I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me by Rosangela Oliveira
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 France.