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- Young Middle East Activists Strategize for Justice and Peace
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 ...
- Women at Risk: Plight of the Rohingya
01/27/2014 -- According to the United Nations, the Rohingya people are currently listed as being among the most persecuted and displaced populations on the planet. The Rohingya, a predominantly Muslim community, exist as an oppressed ethnic minority in Burma, which is ...
- 58th Annual United Nations Commission on the Status of Women March 10-24, 2014
01/21/2014 -- The 58th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) will take place at the United Nations in New York City from March 10-24, 2014. Thousands of women from across the world will be attending. As usual, United Methodist Women wil...
- The Courage to Speak
01/01/2014 -- In a small room in downtown Concepción, Chile, Monica Maldonado, a self-assured woman in her 50s, recites a few lines of a poem: “1973 arrived with the Caudillo Vigueta against people unarmed. With their ideals they killed our happiness and destroyed our ...
- Responsively Yours: Representing God’s Love
01/01/2014 -- If we weren’t already a structured organization, how would we come together to act on the commitments of our faith in 2014? We might start by noticing what women in United Methodist congregations have in common—our faith in God and in the work of Jesus in...
- Cordialmente Suya: Representando el Amor de Dios
01/01/2014 -- Si no fuéramos una organización ya estructurada, ¿cómo nos uniríamos para abogar por los compromisos de nuestra fe en el año 2014? Podríamos empezar por darnos cuenta de lo que las mujeres en las congregaciones metodistas unidas tenemos en común: nuestra ...
- Women Face Challenges of South Sudan
12/01/2013 -- response senior correspondent Paul Jeffrey gave readers an intimate look at several aspects of life in Sudan, including the Darfur region and the new nation of South Sudan when the area was the focus of United Methodist Women’s geographic mission study ...
- Cordialmente Suya: Señales de Emanuel
12/01/2013 -- ¿Alguna vez has buscado el cartel con el nombre de una calle en un lugar desconocido y has sido incapaz de encontrarlo? Uno mira donde pensamos que el cartel "debería" estar. He estado en ciudades donde los nombres de las calles están en las esquinas de l...
- Responsively Yours: Signs of Emmanuel
11/25/2013 -- Have you ever looked for a street sign in an unfamiliar place and been unable to find one? We look where we think the sign “should” be. I’ve been in towns where the signs are on the corners of the buildings and in towns where they hang in the middle of t...
- Meet the United Methodist Women of Cameroon!
11/15/2013 -- United Methodist Women are always dynamic, and members in Cameroon are no different. The women of Cameroon are organizing seminars, developing income generating projects and providing scholarships to help ensure that women are equipped to lead, and are em...
- Losing One Family and Finding Another: The Story of a Scholarship Student from Africa
11/15/2013 -- I am from Nimba County in Liberia. I am only 27 years old, but in my lifetime I have lost my parents and two siblings, lived through two wars, roamed three countries as a refugee/displaced person, and slept in streets, parking stations, market places and ...
- GenerationNext Earth Advocates
10/29/2013 -- United Methodist Women and the Scranton Center for Women’s Leadership of Seoul, Korea, joined with the Wesley Center of Japan to train a new generation of leaders for environmental justice in Tokyo, Feb. 17-23.
- Serving the Nation Under Threat of Sexual Assault
10/28/2013 -- Women and girls around the world face violence and persecution every day. Amnesty International estimates that, “At least one out of every three women worldwide has been beaten, coerced into sex, or otherwise abused in her lifetime.” The high frequency fo...
- Cordialmente Suya: Dilema Doble
10/24/2013 -- El programa televisivo de los Premios de Videos Musicales no suele estar en mi radar de intereses y este año no fue la excepción, ni siquiera por que se celebró en el nuevo Centro Barclay en Brooklyn --por lo menos no lo fue hasta que mi Facebook y Twitte...
- Celebrating Peacemaking and the United Nations
10/22/2013 -- October 24 is United Nations Day—a day that celebrates the United Nations’ dedication to working for peace, development and human rights. United Methodist Women has a long-standing relationship with the U.N., going back as far as 50 years, when United Met...
- Combating Climate Change: President Obama's Proposal for Sustainability
10/17/2013 -- It can generally be said that the planet earth and its natural resources are gifts shared by all of humanity. However, it is no secret that decades of human reliance on fossil fuels and other non-sustainable methods of energy consumption have taken a toll...
- 50 Years of Peacemaking at the Church Center for the United Nations
10/15/2013 -- Following World War II and the Korean War, United Methodist Women recognized the need for a place to work on behalf of peace. In 1963, United Methodist Women dedicated the 13-story building it built and owned, naming it the Church Center for the United Na...
- Responsively Yours: What the Church Needs From United Methodist Women
10/01/2013 -- United Methodist Women is an organization of The United Methodist Church. As such, it is fair to ask, “What does The United Methodist Church need from United Methodist Women?” How would you answer that question?
- Cordialmente Suya: Lo que la Iglesia Necesita de las Mujeres Metodistas Unidas
10/01/2013 -- Las Mujeres Metodistas Unidas es una organización de la Iglesia Metodista Unida. Como tal, es justo preguntar: "¿Qué necesita la Iglesia Metodista Unida de las Mujeres Metodistas Unidas?"¿Cómo respondería usted a esa pregunta?
- Stories of Peacemakers: Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Mozambique
09/20/2013 -- Early this year United Methodist women from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Mozambique gathered at Africa University (AU) in Zimbabwe to explore their roles as women peace builders. The event was co-sponsored by United Methodist Women and the...
- Stories of Peacemakers: Haiti
09/16/2013 -- There is a growing social movement that demands the respect of children’s rights in Haiti, which includes a focus on stopping the practice of enslaving children (restavec), as reported by Beyond Borders, an organization working to develop child protection...
- Stories of Peacemakers: Korea
09/13/2013 -- The world around us beats with not only the stories of tragic violence that seem to be daily escalating, but real Love; Love in-breaking a violent world directly from the heart of God. United Methodist Women are daily stepping up to the plate to be the ...
- Mission Giving Enables Young Women’s Workshop Experience in Asia
08/23/2013 -- United Methodist Women’s continued support for the World Student Christian Federation Asia-Pacific enabled 34 young women to attend a gender justice workshop in Bangalore, India, October 22-25, 2012.
- A Jewel For Peace
08/14/2013 -- Across the street from the United Nations alongside midtown Manhattan’s high rises and luxury hotels sits the Church Center for the United Nations, a 50-year-old jewel dedicated to peace and justice for all of the world’s people.
- Educate a Woman
07/01/2013 -- United Methodists in Mozambique are building a future for the church and society through its educational network.
- Prayer Calendar Reflection: June 2013
06/18/2013 -- The Prayer Calendar has sometimes been called a storybook. This is because it tells the stories of the work of missionaries nationally and around the globe.
- On Forced Migration and Refugees in the Middle East
06/13/2013 -- All Palestinian refugees have the longing and will to return to their homeland, as Jesus was able to return from Egypt to his home in Nazareth after the death of Herod.
- Selina, the Migrant Houseworker in Oman
06/13/2013 -- The story of Selina as a migrant in Oman.
- Remembering Challenges of Migrants in Finland
06/13/2013 -- Some believe that Finland is very advanced in matters of women's equality, but in reality, immigrant women face big challenges.
- Jane’s Migration to the Persian Gulf
06/12/2013 -- Jane’s* migration story has always left me puzzled when I think of it. Is migration a sin? Is it a fault to desire a better life for one’s family?
- Welcoming the Roma Stranger
06/12/2013 -- Like many of the unnamed, abused women in the Bible, this Roma woman also brings a message. And it is that God is not partial, favoring some and cursing others.
- Roma Redux
05/09/2013 -- Senior correspondent and photojournalist for Response shares photos and stories from his journeys visiting Roma communities in Serbia, Macedonia, and Bulgaria.
- “I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me”
04/29/2013 -- This reflection is from the World Day of Prayer Worship Service in the Republic of Ireland inspired by Matthew 25: 31-46.
- African Women Mobilize to Build Peace
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 cosponsore...
- I Was a Stranger and You Welcomed Me
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 ...
- Message From the President
03/13/2013 -- United Methodist Women is the “right place” for women seeking to use their talents and gifts to help others, said Yvette Richards, president of the organization’s board of directors in her address to the new program advisory group assembled for its first ...
- New Program Advisory Group Meets
03/11/2013 -- United Methodist Women’s new program advisory group gathered for its first annual meeting at the Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville, Tenn., Mar. 7-9.
- A United Methodist Women-Organized March Rallies to Mark International Women's Day
03/07/2013 -- To mark International Women’s Day, United Methodist Women is among five organizations coordinating a March 8 rally and march near the United Nations.
- United Methodist Women to Participate in U.N. Women's Events
03/01/2013 -- A delegation sponsored by United Methodist Women will spend the next week focusing on education and advocacy around the theme of the commission’s 57th session— to eliminate and prevent all forms of violence against women and girls.
- We Are Travelers
02/25/2013 -- It is our job to teach the world that we are all guests, travelers, sojourners, and migrants. We humbly rely on the grace of the owner of the land, God, while we travel or sojourn.
- Join Us in March, Side Events at the 57th Commission on the Status of Women
02/15/2013 -- United Methodist Women will participate in CSW-57 by bringing an international delegation that will work with ecumenical and secular partners to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls.
- Tools for Leaders: Hope and Hospitality
02/15/2013 -- United Methodist Women has advocated for immigrant rights for more than 140 years. This manual helps equip our response with Bible studies, progams, worship resources, policy statements, issues discussions and social action steps. (PDF, 304pp,12M)
- Food and Hunger
02/05/2013 -- While overnutrition and undernutrition seem to be polar opposites, they are both forms of malnutrition.
- Hunger and Poverty
02/05/2013 -- The main cause of hunger is poverty and lack of power to access nutritious food.
- ‘Changing the World’ for Refugees in Jacksonville, Fla.
01/01/2013 -- A "change the world" mission weekend opens hearts, minds and hands at Mandarin United Methodist Church in Jacksonville, Fla.
- Celebrate 16 Days of Activism
12/07/2012 -- The Center for Global Women’s Leadership (CGWL) announced the campaign’s newest project, “What does security mean to you?” The goal is to collect short videos and written statements responding to that question.
- Land Grabbing
12/07/2012 -- The large-scale acquisition of land traditionally used by local communities, “land grabbing,” has accelerated exponentially, resulting in record levels of hunger, displacement and environmental degradation.
- The Right to Food
12/07/2012 -- When the world can produce more than enough food to adequately feed the global population, it shames us all that hunger and malnutrition exist.
- Nelly's Story
12/07/2012 -- In a village in Zambia, Nelly and her family once depended exclusively on chemical fertilizers to produce the crops on their farm. As years went by, the quality of their soil degraded to a point that hunger and poverty took over the family’s already preca...
- Introducing Food Justice
11/14/2012 -- Hunger and poverty have a cyclical relationship.
- The Impact of Food Prices on Peace and Security
11/14/2012 -- The poorest households in the developing world spend up to 60 to 80% of their incomes on food.
- Batis Center for Women
11/13/2012 -- United Methodist Women‘s International Ministries with Women, Children & Youth supports the Batis Center for Women in the Philippines.
- Hershey's Fair Trade
11/01/2012 -- United Methodist voices help persuade chocolate company to address child labor.
- Building Peace: United Methodist Women and Democratic Republic of Congo
10/16/2012 -- United Methodist Women leaders encourage the empowerment of women as a pathway to peace - in DRC and around the world.
- United Methodist Women Unveils D.C. Anti-Hate Ad
10/16/2012 -- On Monday October 15, standing shoulder to shoulder with members from Jewish, Muslim and other Protestant faith communities, representatives of United Methodist Women responded to anti-Islamic ads now appearing in metro stations in Washington, D.C.
- HIV's Unexpected Legacies
10/01/2012 -- Activists fighting the AIDS epidemic for 30 years share lessons about social justice, gender equality, human rights and solidarity.
- United Methodist Women Hosts Public Forum on Peace in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
09/24/2012 -- “Raging War, Waging Peace—Achieving Justice in the Democratic Republic of the Congo” was co-sponsored by the General Board of Church and Society’s U.N. and International Affairs Office, Global Policy Forum, Mennonite Central Committee–U.N. Office, Presbyt...
- New York Interfaith Coalition Will Gather to Denounce Hate Ads on Subways
09/24/2012 -- On Tuesday, September 25 at 9:00 am, a coalition of New York community and faith based organizations will gather on the steps of City Hall to denounce anti-Muslim hate advertisements posted on New York City subway platforms. The ads are harmfully provocat...
- Divide and Conquer
09/01/2012 -- Employers stoke racial rifts for economic gain.
- Speaking Up for Women
07/01/2012 -- "I will never be tired of speaking up for women’s causes." Kapend Christine Musumb served as a delegate to the 2012 General Conference. She coordinates the Central Congo Conference’s United Methodist Women.
- United Methodist Women Joins World Day Against Child Labor
06/01/2012 -- During the week of June 11, 2012, United Methodist Women will join children’s advocates around the world, lifting up concerns about the exploitation of children on the World Day Against Child Labor.
- Responsively Yours: A Peek Into the Gender Gap
06/01/2012 -- Women in general operate with a sort of enlightened self-interest, not selflessly, but in ways that take seriously our own needs, the needs of our families, our businesses and our communities, the people and places we know best.
- United Methodist Women Blog About the Rights of Indigenous People
05/11/2012 -- In an address to the United Nations Jalisa Ross stated, “My brothers and sisters, though I am speaking on behalf of the church, I am also a victim of this violent crime against humanity, called the Doctrine of Discovery." Ms. Ross is a United Methodist c...
- General Conference Approves New Resolution on Peace in Afghanistan
05/02/2012 -- United Methodist Women proposed the resolution, “Seeking Peace in Afghanistan,” which passed at General Conference with amendments, and calls for The United Methodist Church to support an end to war and seek a process of peace in Afghanistan.
- Responsively Yours: Resources and Activism Needed
05/01/2012 -- As Leymah Gbowee traveled in the United States, she came to know that there is plenty of poverty in this country. Ms. Gbowee’s observation was: “It seems to me that in Africa we have activism, but we lack resources, while in the United States, you have re...
- The Global Land Grab
05/01/2012 -- Around the world impoverished peoples are fighting a foreign rush for wealth and control that threatens to strip them of land, food and water.
- Directors Visit Southeast Dallas Cooperative Parish, Learn About Immigration Issues
03/19/2012 -- Directors heard from pastors leading the three member churches and learned about how Justice for Our Neighbors was helping immigrants retain legal rights in Dallas.
- Opening Our Eyes and Hearts to the Needs and Gifts of Women, Children and Youth
03/18/2012 -- At the spring 2012 board of directors meeting, Inelda González, president of the Women’s Division, celebrated the past four years of work and service of the board of directors on behalf of United Methodist Women.
- That We May All Live Together
03/08/2012 -- Three of the ten United Methodist Women supported-delegates to the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations (CSW) attended the international meeting through the United Methodist Church partner, the Asian Rural Institute (ARI) in Japan.
- United Methodist Women Explores Needs of Rural Women
03/07/2012 -- United Methodist Women sponsored international participants who attended the first week of this year’s commission meeting, which began Feb. 27 and continues through March 9.
- Why Women Must Leave Home
03/06/2012 -- On Thursday, March 1, 2012, United Methodist Women hosted an interactive workshop called “Why Women Must Leave Home” as part of the 56th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW).
- Ana Chã: Brazilian Landless Worker Emphasizes Health and Happiness for Rural Women
03/02/2012 -- Ana Chã spoke to more than 100 people on Tuesday as part of the panel, “Voices of Rural Women,” co-sponsored by United Methodist Women and World Vision International, a side event of the Commission on the Status of Women.
- Can a Rainbow Come in the Clouds Without an Ark First?
02/26/2012 -- The last time I saw a bow in the clouds, colorful like a rainbow, was this past January. I was in São Paulo, Brazil, and a summer shower came over us in the streets. Then came the sun. Behind the buildings, there it was: a rainbow.
- Community Leaders and Rural Women Bear Fruit at UN Meeting
02/24/2012 -- The fruits of next week’s UN gathering will be the empowerment and participation of community leaders like Ms. Robinson who brings the realities, concerns and voices of rural women to the international table.
- Women's Division Statement to the Fifty-sixth Session of the Commission on the Status of Women
01/24/2012 -- Statement submitted by The United Methodist Church General Board of Global Ministries, Women’s Division, a nongovernmental organization in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council to the Fifty-sixth session of the Commission on the Stat...
- Crisis in the Horn of Africa
01/03/2012 -- Women confront hunger and violence in a drought-plagued region.
- Responsively Yours Audio: Something There Is That Doesn't Love A Wall
01/01/2012 -- For me, these words of Robert Frost call to mind the cold stone walls separating fields and properties through the forests and hills of New England.
- Women, War and Peace: Three Women Win the Nobel Prize for Peace
12/21/2011 -- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf is the first woman to be elected head of state in Africa and she ushered in peace after a 14-year civil war. Leymah Gbowee founded Women, Peace and Security Network Africa, and is known for organizing a women’s peace protest that inc...
- Ubuntu Sisters in India
12/19/2011 -- As an Ubuntu sister I was privileged to be a part of the 125th year celebration of Isabella Thoburn College, meeting young ladies soon to enter into adulthood.
- Transcending Boundaries and Transforming Lives
12/19/2011 -- Speech by Harriett Olson at 125th Anniversary of Isabella Thoburn College, Lucknow, India.
- In Recognition of Sonia Pierre
12/12/2011 -- United Methodist Women recognizes the life of Sonia Pierre, who was dedicated to fighting against injustice toward Haitians in the Dominican Republic.
- Eyes to the Vista
12/07/2011 -- Every day, there are those that set out in migration in every corner of our world. They seek a vista of justice, security and sustainability.
- Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus and Other Immigrants
12/01/2011 -- The Christmas story is a lesson on God’s greatest commandments of all.
- Women Key in Making Peace
12/01/2011 -- With three women winners of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, no longer can women's critical role in peacemaking be denied.
- Cordialmente Suya: El Chocolate y la Justicia
12/01/2011 -- Para muchas de nosotras, el chocolate, las galletas y otros dulces son golosinas básicas durante la temporada de Navidad.
- The Price of Motherhood
11/27/2011 -- As we think about the anticipation of motherhood for Mary during Advent, we also think of migrant women who face motherhood under very, very difficult circumstances.
- Celebrate International Migrants Day, December 18
11/17/2011 -- In this time of Advent, the United Methodist Task Force on Immigration invites United Methodists to lift up the global and local realities of migrants on December 18 in worship and prayer.
- United Methodist Delegation to Attend Migrant Rights Convention in Geneva, Switzerland
11/17/2011 -- A General Board of Global Ministries delegation will attend the People’s Global Action on Migration, Development and Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland, November 28–December 2, 2011.
- Rooted in Justice
11/04/2011 -- United Methodist Women’s work for peace and justice has 140-year-old roots.
- The Things That Make for Peace
11/04/2011 -- United Methodist Women Host Panel Discussion on Enabling Reconciliation of Communities and Individuals
- Rural Women Panels Raise Issues on Food Security, Violence Against Women
11/01/2011 -- In observance of International Day of Rural Women and World Food Day, United Methodist Women co-organized two panel discussions highlighting issues important to rural women around the world at the Church Center for the United Nations, Oct. 14, 2011.
- United Methodist Women Joins Tar Sands Action at White House
10/28/2011 -- United Methodist Women will join with other organizations November 6th in Washington, D.C., at 2 p.m. for one hour in an action against the proposed transcontinental Keystone XL tar sands pipeline projects intended to ship oil from Canada to the United St...
- Women's Division Board Meeting Wrapup
10/11/2011 -- The Women’s Division board of directors approved the 2012 budget, received the criteria and application form for incoming national mission institutions that will be used to approve new partnerships, and approved a plan for a consultation with Native Ameri...
- Race and Migration: Ten Years After Durban
09/28/2011 -- Over 15,000 people gathered in Durban, South Africa, 10 years ago to attend the United Nations World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance, known as WCAR, or “Durban.”
- Give Us This Day Our Daily Will to Build Peace:
A Reflection for September 21, International Day of Peace
09/21/2011 -- Mentored in peace by God can be an awesome task. I was fascinated by a rabbinic interpretation of this verse. Playing on the original Hebrew word for children, banayik, the Babylonian Talmud says, “Read not banayik (your children) but bonayik (your builde...
- Reflections of My Travels With Women's Division to Japan for the Ceremony of the 66th Anniversary of the Bombing of Hiroshima
09/21/2011 -- My 11-day trip to the other side of the world was an amazing time, from staying with my incredibly loving and hospitable host family, to having a giant sleepover at Jogakuin University with 40 of the nicest girls I’ve ever met, to attending the incredible...
- Listen to Marian Solomon: United Methodist Women member and longtime peace activist.
09/21/2011 -- Marian Solomon is a United Methodist Women member from Ames, Iowa. She has been a longtime peace activist. She has served UMW as the President of her local unit and as the conference social action coordinator.
- Remarks by President Obama in Address to the United Nations General Assembly
09/21/2011 -- "Mr. President, Mr. Secretary General, fellow delegates, ladies and gentlemen: It is a great honor for me to be here today. I would like to talk to you about a subject that is at the heart of the United Nations -- the pursuit of peace in an imperfect worl...
- International Day of Rural Women and World Food Day Event
09/20/2011 -- On October 14, 2011, United Methodist Women and partners will host panel discussions on the role of rural women in food security and ending violence against women at the Church Center for the United Nations.
- Seeking Peace in Afghanistan
09/02/2011 -- For Afghans, the current war involving more than 100,000 foreign military troops is simply the latest in a long history of foreigners trying to impose by military might their own agenda in Afghanistan.
- The 56th Session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women
08/04/2011 -- CSW-56 will take place at United Nations Headquarters in New York City from February 27 to March 9, 2012. The theme is “the empowerment of rural women and their role in poverty and hunger eradication, development and current challenge.” This session will ...
- Voices: A Transformative Leadership Event
06/23/2011 -- Las participantes en el evento—coordinadores de idiomas y presidentas conferénciales—vinieron de 34 conferencias a través de los Estados Unidos. Entre las presentes se identificaron 10 idiomas, incluyendo inglés.
- My Understanding of Mission
06/23/2011 -- Keynote Address at Voices: A Transformative Leadership Event for United Methodist Women Language Coordinators and Presidents.
- Gum Moon Women’s Residence: 100 Years of Turning Faith, Hope and Love Into Action
06/23/2011 -- A message from Hortense Tyrell, Executive Secretary for National Ministries, at the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Gum Moon Women’s Residence, a United Methodist Women National Mission Institution.
- United Methodist Women UNiTE to End Global Violence Against Women
06/22/2011 -- The UNiTE campaign was launched in 2008 by United Nations (U.N.) Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon to influence laws and policies, mobilize the public and partner with governments and organizations to end violence against women.
- Grace Children's Hospital Providing Health and Hope in Haiti
06/10/2011 -- How one hospital in Haiti survived and thrived since last year's earthquake destroyed other hospitals in the area.
- Farming Uphill in Haiti
06/10/2011 -- For the better part of two centuries, since Haiti gained independence from France in 1804, the indescribably resilient people of rural Haiti have been forced to farm uphill, both literally and figuratively.
- The Paradoxes of the Haitian Diaspora
06/02/2011 -- This article examines these three paradoxes, often caused by government immigration policies for Haitians who live scattered.
- Environmental Justice: Just Words, or Haiti's Key to Capacity?
05/27/2011 -- The 2010 earthquake in Haiti presented humanitarian workers with one of their most complex and difficult emergencies. The response to immediate needs must be accomplished with an eye toward fair and just long-term development. Capacity building must outwe...
- Reframing Recovery to Achieve Environmental Justice in Haiti
05/27/2011 -- During its 21-year occupation of Haiti, the United States concentrated nearly all economic resources and investments in the capital city, Port-au-Prince. Haiti's other population centers and rural areas received few benefits, spurring a severe decline in ...
- Wage Peace for Mother’s Day
05/06/2011 -- President Barack Obama’s announcement on Sunday that a U.S. Navy Seal team had killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan begs the question: Could this be a time for all persons of goodwill to undertake the hard work of waging peace?
- Just for Girls
05/03/2011 -- Girls find a haven from abuse and a safe place to laugh at the YWCA in Petionville, Haiti.
- Nation Under Rubble
05/03/2011 -- Women struggle to survive in post-quake Haiti.
- UPDATE: The Nation’s Budget: A Reflection of What We Value
04/28/2011 -- Next month the U.S. Congress votes on whether to raise the debt ceiling. Let your representative know that you want the debt ceiling raised to protect important programs.
- It’s Not Too Late to Save Creation
04/13/2011 -- Jeremiah teaches us that if we do what God calls us to do, through our modern-day environmental prophets, that we can trust God to do all that God can.
- A Parable of ‘Talents’ for Mission in Sudan
04/01/2011 -- Creative ventures across Iowa raised awareness and funds for Sudan.
- Building Peace in Africa’s Newest Nation
04/01/2011 -- In January the people of Southern Sudan voted to become an independent nation. Now begins the hard but joyful work of building a nation in peace.
- God's Faithful Provision in Our Journey
03/25/2011 -- Whether we are in the wilderness like the Israelites or in the Killing Fields of Cambodia during the Khmer Rogue, whether we are in the slums or plush subdivisions and mansions, God listens to our murmurings.
- A New Heart and a New Spirit
03/23/2011 -- In this time of Lent, we prepare ourselves for the deepest transformation we can go through as human being or institutions: getting a new heart and new spirit that we may have the fruits of the tree in abundance so nobody will go hungry anymore in our glo...
- God's New Creation
03/22/2011 -- As God created heavens and earth very good in the beginning (Genesis 1:31), so God is renewing the heavens and earth for the people to rejoice. God will not destroy the earth to make another universe.
- United Methodist Women Reach out to Japan
03/20/2011 -- United Methodist Women are praying for the Japanese people and for all of the missionaries and mission institutions in the country that was hit by earthquake, tsunami, and nuclear meltdown on March 11.
- 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 ...
- 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.
- Mary Scranton's Legacy of Leadership
02/01/2011 -- The Scranton Center for Leadership Development in Seoul, Korea, is preparing women across Asia to effect change in church and society.
- Not in My Neighborhood!
01/10/2011 -- This text is designed to be used for a group retreat, accompanied by the “Not in My Neighborhood” PowerPoint presentation.
- 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.
- 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.
- Treating HIV, AIDS and Stigma
11/30/2010 -- Around the world, HIV and AIDS still ravage lives and communities, and the discrimination that comes with the disease can be worse than the illness.
- Ons Plek
11/30/2010 -- Ons Plek means a place for us in Afrikaans and is the only intake shelter for runaway girls in Cape Town, South Africa. Its focus on education and strengthening families enables 90 percent of the girls to return to homes better prepared to support them.
- 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.
- Responsively Yours: Called to Service and Advocacy
11/09/2010 -- What energizes women organized for mission?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 10 Facts: Do you really know the suburbs?
10/01/2010 -- This month's issue features a story about the suburbs. These ten facts provide insight into what it really means to live in the suburbs.
- Family Roots
10/01/2010 -- Author Thomas DeWolf shares lessons from a life-changing journey into the history of his family, his country and the transatlantic slave trade in Inheriting the Trade, a 2011 United Methodist Women Reading Program book.
- Sunlit Sisters
10/01/2010 -- The Korean War led many young women to “camptowns” where there were soldiers with money and a chance for survival. Today, Sunlit Sisters Center offers light and love to the now aging women.
- 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).
- 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...
- 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.
- 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).
- Battling Sexual Exploitation
06/18/2010 -- The fight against human trafficking in Cambodia is a struggle to protect vulnerable young girls.
- A Separate Peace
06/18/2010 -- Lisa Shannon shares about her journey to the worst place on earth to be a woman in A Thousand Sisters. She shares a chapter of her book with Response.
- The Experience Hall of Assembly
05/02/2010 -- Assembly’s Experience Hall offers participants an opportunity to learn about justice issues – and be entertained.
- Women Veterans Working for Peace
05/02/2010 -- United Methodist Women's 2010 Assembly features workshops with women veterans working for peace.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- UMW and PICUM Launch Report on Women Migrant Workers
03/04/2010 -- On March 1, United Methodist Women and the Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants (PICUM) issued the report “The Exploitation of Undocumented Migrant Women in the Workplace.”
- Ecumenical Women Worship, Prepare for 54th U.N. Commission on Status of Women
03/02/2010 -- Ecumenical Women at the United Nations gathered in the Church Center for the United Nations Feb. 27 to worship and prepare for the 54th Commission on the Status of Women.
- 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...
- 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...
- 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 & 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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