A Calling for This Time:
United Methodist Women Program Book 2013-2014
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Stories of Peacemakers: Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda and Mozambique by Carol Van Gorp
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 Institute of Peace, Leadership and Governance of AU.
Palate for Peace: Palestinian Women by Glory E. Dharmaraj
09/19/2013 Palestinian women make up almost 50% of Palestinian population (1.03 men/woman). Palestinian women make up 53.1% of secondary and 54.4% of tertiary education. But female employment does not correlate with the educational achievements of women. Especially on the West Bank, unemployment is high among women. Unemployment in the West Bank stood at 17.8% in 2009 with 17.6% for males and 18.8% for females. Unemployment among women in the West Bank is particularly high.
Program Book 2013-14: Pledge to Mission Service for 2014 by Nichea Ver Veer Guy
09/19/2013 A special program from A Calling for This Time-United Methodist Women Program Book 2013-14: "Pledge to Mission Service for 2014: Living Our Calling."
Stories of Peacemakers: Palestine by Carol Van Gorp
09/14/2013 Grassroots International uses United Methodist Women Mission Giving funds for leadership and economic development of Palestinian women. According to their Giving Coordinator, “Food is one of the key weapons being used to subjugate the Palestinian people; heavily subsidized, imported food and food aid undermines Palestine’s farming economy and creates food dependence.” The project on Women’s Empowerment and Food Sovereignty offers a different path for low-income Palestinian rural women.
Stories of Peacemakers: Korea by Carol Van Gorp
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 Peacemakers we were created to be in such a warring, violent world. As the Nation sets its eyes towards more violence, let us remember and pray strongly and with grateful hearts for the Love that is real and tangible and through which we participate by being United Methodist women.
Leadership Development Days 2013-2014
09/09/2013 Leadership Development Days will be in 3 cities this year in November 2013 and January 2014 with all-new speakers, stories, and workshops. Register today!
From the Other Side by Joy Prim
09/09/2013 I recently returned from my first ever Mission u with the California-Pacific Conference United Methodist Women. I’ve been to a number of Schools of Christian Missions since I was young, but this was my first school under the new name Mission u. This was the first one on the West Coast—all the others I had attended were on the East Coast. This was also the first one for which I was a study leader at instead of just a student. I got to see the other side of the classroom.
Mission Giving Enables Young Women’s Workshop Experience in Asia by Gifliyani K. Nayoan
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.
An Introduction to the Current State of Malnutrition by Jason Riffe
08/23/2013 One of the primary challenges facing the world today is malnutrition. Malnutrition is a physical condition caused by the under- or overconsumption of essential nutrients. It is most directly caused by “inadequate availability of and access to safe, diverse, nutritious food; lack of access to clean water, sanitation and health care; and inappropriate child feeding and adult dietary choices.”
Not a SNAP: Farm Bill Cuts Hurt Women, Children
07/12/2013 The Senate passed the farm bill S. 954 June 10 in a vote of 66-27, approving roughly $4 billion in cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as the food stamp program.