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.
Ending Human Trafficking, One Life at a Time by Isabella Simonyan on UMCOR.org
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 said. He kept her enslaved and took all the money she made.
Ubuntu Explorer Journeys: Brazil 2011
01/24/2011 Join the Methodist Women in Brazil to create a life free of violence for women, children and youth. The Ubuntu Journey will visit the cities of São Paulo (São Paulo, in the southeast of Brazil) and Fortaleza (Ceará, in the northeast of Brazil) during the days of September 18–30, 2011.
International Climate Change Negotiations Update by Pamela Sparr
01/24/2011 Governmental delegation and nongovernmental organization expectations were rather low going into Cancun, unlike the hopes for the previous Conference of the Parties (COP) negotiations in Copenhagen, Denmark, which ended on a disappointing and divisive note. Despite lower expectations this time around, participants were anxious to reach some sort of agreement, even if meant poor content.
Susannah Wesley Community Center Plays Key Role in Human Trafficking Case by Catherine Heggarty, with Sonya Chung-Hirano and Dominic Inocelda
01/07/2011 The biggest human trafficking case in U.S. history is currently in federal court in Honolulu, Hawaii. A United Methodist Women–affiliated mission, the Susannah Wesley Community Center played a major role in helping the victims.
Sally Ernst, former president of Women’s Division, Dies by Tara Barnes
01/07/2011 On January 4, 2011, the United Methodist Women lost sister and leader Eleanor “Sally” Ernst, former president of the Women’s Division.
Mobilize Your Church and Community
01/04/2011 Actions you can take to help raise awareness in your church.
Tools for Domestic Violence Awareness
01/04/2011 Links, resources and phone numbers to fight Domestic Violence
Free Webinars on Faith and Domestic Violence
01/04/2011 United Methodist Women is offering a series of free webinars on Wednesdays from February 16 to March 2, 2011. Topics cover how people of faith, churches and clergy can help stop domestic violence and help victims.
Get "I Believe You" On the Air Again
01/03/2011 Call your local NBC affiliate and make sure the documentary airs often and during prime time viewing hours.
We Are United Methodist Women by Linda J. DuRant
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.