Ubuntu is an African word and proverb meaning
"I am human because you are human."
Ubuntu Journeys are unique, short-term mission service opportunities for United Methodist Women to interact with the world through mission partners. Ubuntu Journeys are about women of faith coming together though shared mission to address social issues and discover new ways of working together, supporting one another, and growing spiritually. United Methodist Women Ubuntu participants will expand their understanding of issues that impact the world and their community through mutual learning with women from other cultures. Each Ubuntu Journey connects women to women for a faith and mission opportunity that will:
- Witness love and struggle; share challenges and opportunities.
- Enhance cultural awareness; exchange ideas and skills.
- Learn where the United Methodist Women’s Mission Giving goes to support more than 200 programs in 75 countries.
- Understand daily life with Methodist and United Methodist, grassroots and ecumenical sisters around the world.
Together with global sisters, United Methodist Women will share the human experience of worship, prayer and spiritual reflection to engage in mission that will cultivate faith, hope and love into action.
Ubuntu Journeys 2013
Ubuntu Journey to Chile
Dates: April 17-27, 2013 | Applications are closed.
We’ll join with women from the Methodist Women’s Federation in Coronel and Lota, located in the eighth region of Chile, south of Santiago along the coast where Concepcion is the regional capital. Methodist women engaged in community work are excited to share their program with us.
Ubuntu Journey to South Korea
Dates: August 31-September 13, 2013 | Applications are closed.
We’ll be hosted by the women of Scranton Women’s Leadership Center where the belief is: “To educate a woman is to educate her family, her society and her country.” We will learn about the leadership center, visit Ewha Woman’s University and join with the women of the Korean Methodist Church as we experience love and fellowship together.
Ubuntu Journey to Zimbabwe
Dates: October 2-14, 2013 | Applications are closed.
This is a return visit for Ubuntu Journeys as the United Methodist Women of Zimbabwe hosted our pilot Ubuntu Journey in 2006. We will be welcomed with open arms and joyful song in Harare, visit Africa University, Old Mutare Mission and share in discussions various issues impacting women, children and youth.
For additional information or to express your interest on these Ubuntu Journeys email
firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line, please include Ubuntu and your country preference. Also include your name and contact information.
Team Leaders Needed
Women interested in applying to be a team leader for future Ubuntu Journeys can download the application and reference forms here.
For more information contact: email@example.com or call (212) 870-3719. Please include "Ubuntu Request" in the subject heading of your e-mail.
*Price may vary according to airfare