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Articles are listed in reverse chronological order.
Young Middle East Activists Strategize for Justice and Peace by Elsy Wakil
01/31/2014 Young people played a critical role in the revolutions that swept across the Arab world in the past few years. Now, as the dust settles and more representative forms of government are being tested in the area, a central question that remains is what role will young people play in the emerging political systems? Is the youth movement even sustainable, and can it consolidate to shape the Middle East’s future?
Re-imagining Possibility by Rev. Dionne P. Boissiere
01/17/2014 I believe Dr. King would tell us today to trust the length, the breadth, the height of God’s love to be big enough to help us renew, recreate and RE-IMAGINE what is possible.
Scholarship Student Heads Toward a Bright Future by Edison D. Toe
01/06/2014 Edison Toe is a Liberian refugee residing in the Budumburam Settlement Camp in Ghana. He was separated from his family during the Liberia civil war, and has lived with a foster family at the Budumburam camp for the past decade. Thanks to United Methodist Women, Edison is now in his second year of college at Pan African Christian University in Ghana. He plans to return home to Liberia after graduation to start an educational non-profit for children and youth.
New Year Contemplations by Julie Taylor
12/25/2013 Annually around this time there is much discussion about resolutions, doing new things, creating new habits, doing old things differently. The New Year is a time to ponder a fresh start in a relationship, health changes, taking on a new task or just finishing something left undone. Take time before the end of 2013 to reflect on the past year and think about what “new” things could add to your life in the coming year.
Celebrating Christmas is Risky Business by Harriett Jane Olson
12/20/2013 “Celebrate” is one of those words that must make non-native English speakers tear their hair.
We Are All Part of the Story by Michelle Y. Clemons
12/18/2013 How often do we read scriptures looking for something to correlate to our everyday existence? There are times when the scriptures read so lofty that it can be difficult to find ourselves within a story, lesson or parable. As I revisited the story of how the Angel Gabriel announced the impending birth of Jesus to both the Virgin Mary and her betrothed Joseph, I saw how portions of our lives are revealed in their story.
A Time of Joy by Marva Usher-Kerr
12/12/2013 Of the four themes of Advent, it is joy that is in my opinion one of the hardest to reach. Joy is often substituted for the word happy, however, joy goes much deeper than happiness. I ask you today: What do you have to be joyful about?
District and Conference Bylaws
12/10/2013 Updated bylaws appear in the United Methodist Women Handbook 2013-2016.
Bible Study: What We Can Learn from Daniel by Marva Usher-Kerr
12/09/2013 Daniel is well-known in the scriptures as the leader of a group of young slaves including Hananiah, Mishael, Azariah and himself. His tale is one used over and over to teach young children about faith and strength. If Daniel and his friends lived in this day and time, they would be considered trafficked persons.
Remembering the Child by Michelle Okabayashi
12/05/2013 In this Advent season, in the midst of our preparations, gatherings, and our long list of “to dos,” I am reminded to not let the Christ child get crowded out on the sidelines. Honoring Christ and preparing for his coming into our lives is the goal of this often-frenetic season. Let us place Christ in the center of our lives during this Advent season and for all time.
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