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- 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 ...
- 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...
- Apply for a Young Women’s Leadership Seminar in Korea
11/21/2013 -- The Scranton Women's Leadership Center will hold its annual peace program for young women in Seoul, Korea, on July 7 - July 17, 2014. Apply by January 15, 2014.
- Climate Change and the Church
11/19/2013 -- We have it on high authority that we were given a choice between life and death; and that we were asked to choose life. Without being overly dramatic or pessimistic, no one looking at the environmental trends could say we have chosen life. So, I want to t...
- 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...
- 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...
- Stories of Peacemakers: Domestic Violence
10/01/2013 -- “Shades of Violence, Paths to Healing” was the theme of an opening gathering on domestic violence and abuse sponsored jointly by the United Methodist Women and United Methodist Men of the Baltimore-Washington Conference. It was an event that featured expe...
- The Wesley Center
09/30/2013 -- At the Wesley Center in Eugene, Ore., young people put their faith in action for justice work on issues as diverse as assault prevention, gay rights, disability activism and ethnic identity organizing.
- 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...
- Palate for Peace: Palestinian Women
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 ...
- Stories of Peacemakers: Japan
09/18/2013 -- While attending the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations through United Methodist Women, Dr. Renee Campbell, the Executive Director of Wesley House Community Services in Louisville, KY learned from international delegate Suzuyo Takazato...
- Stories of Peacemakers: Southern States of the U.S.
09/17/2013 -- Publix, a large supermarket in the Southern States of the U.S., is being pressured by UMW and other coalitional partners for better conditions for farm workers. Over 60 United Methodist Women from the Florida conference joined CIW members and allies in a ...
- 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: Hong Kong, SAR, P.R. of China
09/15/2013 -- Mission For Migrant Workers Ltd. (MFMW) in Hong Kong, SAR, P.R. of China, works with Indonesian and Philippine Foreign Domestic Workers, a group of nearly 300,000 women who migrate to Hong Kong for work to support families still at home. One main program ...
- Stories of Peacemakers: Palestine
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;...
- 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 ...
- Things that Make for Peace: Addressing Child Poverty
09/12/2013 -- Women constitute nearly two-thirds of all minimum wage workers, as primary breadwinners or co-breadwinners. As our children and teachers start a new academic school year, Marian Wright Edelman, president of the Children's Defense Fund, tells the story of ...
- Towards the International Day of Peace and Beyond
09/11/2013 -- I invite you to imagine with me! How does peace look like? What are the things that make for peace?
- Peace as a Communal House that We Build Together
09/11/2013 -- As we observe the 12th Anniversary of 9/11, let us pray for healing for all those traumatized by memories of violence. Let us commit ourselves to recognizing things of peace and working for justice.
- Continuing the Fight for Racial Justice and Civil Rights!
09/04/2013 -- As part of United Methodist Women’s ongoing work for racial justice and to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, we are encouraging all people of conscience to continue the legacy of the marchers to agitate for racial justice i...
- United Methodist Women Upholds Tradition of Racial Justice at 50th Anniversary March on Washington and Beyond
09/04/2013 -- From August 21-28, 2013, thousands of people traveled to Washington, D.C. to experience the legacy of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.
- Cordialmente Suya: Calcémonos los Pies con el Evangelio de la Paz
09/01/2013 -- No se trata de una armadura.
- 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.
- The Feet That Bring Good News
08/14/2013 -- In Ephesians 6:15, we’re instructed to put shoes on our feet so that we are ready to spread the good news of peace (Common English Bible). This is the one piece of equipment that is not listed with a spiritual counterpart. This is concrete, understandable...
- 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.
- Trayvon Martin Case Calls for Peacemaking for Racial Justice
07/25/2013 -- The not guilty verdict for George Zimmerman in the shooting death of unarmed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin and reactions to that verdict laid bare yet again our nation’s longstanding racial schisms and struggle with affording everyone equal protection under ...
- Call for Prayer Shawls and Baby Blankets
07/25/2013 -- Calling all United Methodist Women members with knitting, crocheting or sewing skills! Create prayer shawls and baby blankets for those in need!
- Supreme Court Voting Rights Act Ruling Damages Voter Protections
07/10/2013 -- We call on United Methodist Women members and the whole church and society to educate themselves about the Supreme Court ruling on the VRA and work toward a legislative solution that maintains the preclearance remedy.
- Senate Immigration Bill: Unfair, Unjust, Unwise
07/05/2013 -- United Methodist Women rejects the disciplinary nature of the current Senate immigration bill, making it more urgent for us to continue our advocacy for positive immigration reform.
- Responsively Yours: What Does Good News Look Like?
07/01/2013 -- Good news is people of faith speaking words of truth and peace to quell a climate of polarization and name calling that maintains division. Good news is that God has a message of peace.
- ¿Cómo Reconocemos las Buenas Noticias?
07/01/2013 -- Buenas noticias son personas creyentes que tienen un mensaje de paz y verdad para acabar con el clima de polarización y de insultos que nos mantienen divididos. Una buena noticia es que Dios tiene un mensaje de paz y quiere compartirlo.
- A Room Without a View, Ever
07/01/2013 -- Film director Angad Singh Bhalla talks about his new film "Herman's House" and keeping more than 80,000 humans in solitary confinement in U.S. prisons.
- ¿De Verdad?... Quiero Saber Más
06/01/2013 -- A veces recibo algunos correos electrónicos realmente interesantes de personas que están muy contentas de que las Mujeres Metodistas Unidas entienden los problemas de las mujeres, la niñez, la juventud y las personas marginadas. A veces son mensajes de pe...
- People of Faith Become Aware and Rise Up Against the Doctrine of Discovery
05/31/2013 -- On May 20, 2013, approximately 50 people gathered in a meeting room at the Church Center for the United Nations to learn about the Doctrine of Discovery.
- Becky Thompson: Diversity and Hope in the Path of the Storm
05/31/2013 -- Becky Thompson values diversity, resilience and hope. During her attendance at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues held in New York from May 18 to May 25, 2013, she met people from all over the world who have survived in difficult situ...
- Forthspring Intercommunity Group
05/24/2013 -- The region of Northern Ireland has a long history of violence between the two major political beliefs –Unionists (who want to remain a part of the United Kingdom and are mostly Protestant) and the minority Nationalist (who want to become a part of the Rep...
- 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.
- United Methodist Women Honored for Anti-Hate Campaign
04/08/2013 -- The Muslim Consultative Network honored United Methodist Women, Sojourners and T’ruah for “standing against anti-Muslim bigotry” at their Third Annual Gala on April 4 in New York.
- 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...
- Olson Reports to Program Advisory Group
03/11/2013 -- Olson: ‘A Fresh Wind Is Blowing in United Methodist Women.’
- 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.
- On the Mountaintop
03/05/2013 -- On a spiritual journey, United Methodist Women can help you reach your peak.
- 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.
- Demand A Plan on Gun Violence
02/28/2013 -- The senseless killing of 20 innocent children and the six adults charged with their education has catalyzed the call to action. Will you respond to former Rep. Gabby Giffords’s challenge “to do something”?
- 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.
- Hunger and Poverty
02/05/2013 -- The main cause of hunger is poverty and lack of power to access nutritious food.
- United Methodist Women Launches Principles to Immigration Reform
02/01/2013 -- United Methodist Women offers core principles on immigration reform to guide us in the intense national debate and negotiations ahead.
- How Can You Take Action to Reduce Gun Violence?
02/01/2013 -- Here are things that you can do to encourage Congress to take action against gun violence.
- United Methodist Women Joins Ecumenical Call for Commonsense Gun Laws
01/17/2013 -- United Methodist Women joined more than 40 national faith groups signing a Jan. 14 ecumenical letter to both houses of the U.S. Congress asking for commonsense legislation to reduce gun violence.
- Revisiting the Rev. King’s Call to Action in His “Beyond Vietnam” Speech
01/15/2013 -- Reflecting on passages from his “Beyond Vietnam” speech reveals Dr. King’s words as enduringly prophetic and persistent.
- Responsively Yours: Seek Peace and Pursue It
01/01/2013 -- A critical part of our peacemaking work is directing the attention of global policymakers to issues raised by grassroots women around the world.
- Cordialmente Suya: Busca la Paz y Trata de Hacerla Realidad
01/01/2013 -- Desde hace muchos años, las mujeres, la paz y la seguridad han sido muy importantes para las Mujeres Metodistas Unidas y para nuestros antepasados.
- Korean PDF - Responsively Yours: Seek Peace and Pursue It
01/01/2013 -- Korean version of the monthly installment by Harriett Jane Olson. A critical part of our peacemaking work is directing the attention of global policymakers to issues raised by grassroots women around the world.
- A Child Is Born, God Is With Us
12/19/2012 -- What we know, without doubt, is that God is with us. The power of the Christ child, born on Christmas day, is God’s demonstration that love takes risks.
- Participate in the Sabbath to Stop Gun Violence
12/18/2012 -- On January 5 and 6, 2013, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, led by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is organizing a Sabbath to Stop Gun Violence.
- Grassroots International: Palestine
12/17/2012 -- In the West Bank villages of Bil’in and Nil’in, just outside of Ramallah, 30 women have used the power of honey to keep their communities – and their livelihoods – cohesive and resolute.
- 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.
- Violence in Gaza: What United Methodist Women Supports in Israel-Palestine
11/29/2012 -- We grieve over this and call on United Methodist women to keep the conflict in your prayers and thoughts. United Methodist Women supports many projects in Israel-Palestine.
- A Circle of Thanksgiving
11/01/2012 -- What does the national Thanksgving holiday mean for Native American peoples?
- Reflection on Hate Speech and the Response of United Methodist Women
10/24/2012 -- The founding director of the Women’s Interfaith Institute calls leaders to support the peace initiatives spurred by the #mysubwayad campaign.
- United Methodist Women Unveils D.C. Anti-Hate Ad: VIDEO
10/22/2012 -- Watch Sabrina White of the Baltimore-Washington Conference speak up for peace and against Hate Speech. Support peace in word and deed. #mysubwayad
- What is United Methodist Women Doing, in Heaven's Name?
10/22/2012 -- At their board of directors meeting, Harriett J. Olson asked, “What is going on with United Methodist Women, in heaven’s name?” In other words, how is United Methodist Women’s mission work living into the Gospel to benefit women, children and youth?
- 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.
- Faith groups demand Metro donate ‘jihad’ ad profits to charity
10/15/2012 -- Speaking at an Oct. 15 news conference, Sabrina White said the initial ad cuts deeply with its language. “The word ‘savage’ has a painful history in our great nation,’’ she said. “... It is used to distance people from the human race.”
- United Methodist Women Takes New York Subway Ad to Washington Metro
10/11/2012 -- Following their ads posted in the New York City subway challenging hate speech, United Methodist Women will co-sponsor more counter ads, this time in Washington, DC’s Metro stations, with 23 other faith organizations.
- Responsively Yours: Break Stalemates to Peace
10/01/2012 -- Have the tragic shootings around the country this year prompted you to prayer and action or are you stunned? Like Jesus’ lament in Luke 19; for we do not know the “things that make for peace.”
- United Methodist Women Unveils Ad Countering Hate Speech in New York City Subway
09/26/2012 -- General Secretary of United Methodist Women Harriett J. Olson unveiled an ad countering the anti-Muslim hate speech of an ad posted in 10 New York City subway stations during an interfaith press conference Sept. 25.
- 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...
- Lord, When Did We See You?
09/14/2012 -- This program is translated from the 2012-2013 Spanish Program Book - Vivir el corazón de Dios. It connects the themes of poverty and immigration, recognizing the Wesleyan concepts of social and personal holiness.
- Responsively Yours: Learning to Choose
09/01/2012 -- We have choices about how we interpret what goes on in the world around us and how we respond.
- Reflections from Virginia Conference’s United Methodist Seminar
08/13/2012 -- May we all find the courage to remove our blinders and confront the injustices around us for the glory of God just as these young people have done at a United Methodist seminar in New York City.
- Celebrate the Contribution of Indigenous Peoples
08/07/2012 -- On August 9, 2012 the United Nations commemorates the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. Please take time on this day to learn more about the current realities of Indigenous peoples.
- 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.
- An Act of Repentance
07/01/2012 -- Delegates to General Conference 2012 used United Methodist Women resources to prepare for a service of atonement for a 1864 massacre native Americans; beyond repentance for past wrongs in the US, the service denounced modern-day genocidal policies and act...
- Woman Power: Election 2012
06/12/2012 -- In the 2012 presidential election, the role of women and women’s rights will be hotly contested. Stances on the crucial issues of women’s reproductive rights will continue to be battled across party lines and take up large portions of the media’s attentio...
- 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.
- 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.
- Cordialmente Suya: Se Necesitan Recursos y Activismo
05/01/2012 -- Las Mujeres Metodistas Unidas celebraron cuando Leymah Gbowee junto con otras tres mujeres fueron galardonadas con el Premio Nobel de la Paz de 2011.
- 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.
- United Methodist Women Day
04/28/2012 -- Women organized for mission gathered for sisterhood and rallied for immigrants and an end to private prisons April 28, United Methodist Women Day at General Conference.
- Rally Highlights Private Prison Detention
04/28/2012 -- Coinciding with a rally to end the private prison industry’s increased detention-for-profit policies, United Methodist Women members descended on General Conference to declare Saturday, April 28, 2012 “United Methodist Women Day.”
- Rest for the Weary: United Methodist Women and Deaconesses Provide Room for Prayer
04/25/2012 -- A quiet space amid the bustle of General Conference is open to all the weary United Methodist delegates and guests looking for sanctuary and peace.
- Tampa Event Geared to Immigrant Detention
04/18/2012 -- “Profit From Pain Is Inhumane! Dignity Not Detention” will be theme of a rally during General Conference 2012.
- Cutting-Edge Ministries and Commissioning of Deaconesses and Home Missioners
04/17/2012 -- These women and men follow Jesus in ministering to those in the "margins of society." You can watch the April 29th service of commissioning online.
- We Belong Together in Alabama
04/10/2012 -- Ruth Ann Powers, educator and leader in United Methodist Women, was among the 17 U.S. leaders at the We Belong Together roundtable in March who denounced HB 56, Alabama’s 2011 anti-immigrant legislation.
- Responsively Yours: Women and Children First
04/01/2012 -- Experience from economic development work around the world shows that when women are healthy and have access to employment and education, they invest in the health of the children and the community.
- 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.
- Beyond Labels
03/09/2012 -- Seeking open dialogue and community in a divided world.
- “Let’s Be Friends”
03/09/2012 -- It was a simple idea: United Methodist Women reaching out to Muslim women and saying, “Let’s be friends.”
- Introducing a Rural Hero
02/28/2012 -- Eli Gashi of Kosovo, United Methodist Women-sponsored delegate to the 56th Commission on the Status of Women, shared the story of Marta Prekpalaj, who worked for women's empowerment before, during and after the conflicts in Kosovo from 1998-1999.
- Ubuntu Explorers Trip to Northern Ireland
02/27/2012 -- Join other United Methodist Women on an Ubuntu eXplorer Journey to Northern Ireland, September 14-23, 2012.
- 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.
- World Day of Prayer: Creating a World of Justice and Community
02/21/2012 -- The World Day of Prayer service on March 2, 2012, will be guided by women of Malaysia who have prepared and provided the worship, titled “Let Justice Prevail.”
- Micah Moments
01/31/2012 -- Women lead the church and their communities toward justice by organizing for mission.
- 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...
- Reflecting on a Heroic Prophet: The Unfinished Work of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
01/12/2012 -- True heroes make us better by challenging our misplaced priorities, expanding our vision of a better world, and inspiring us to pursue the vision. Martin Luther King did that for a generation and contintues to inspire long after his death.
- Responsively Yours: "Something there is that doesn't love a wall"
01/03/2012 -- Let us not give walls undue power. In this new year, let us dream of peace, but let us also commit ourselves anew to work for peace, and to declare the message of the love of God for all peoples on earth.
- National Seminar: Mission Reconciliation
01/03/2012 -- United Methodist Women taps U.S. civil rights history and new technology to engage the ministry of reconciliation in Birmingham, Alabama.
- 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...
- 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.
- 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.
- Speaking Out for Compassion and Against Hate: General Conference 2012 Resolution
12/01/2011 -- So justice is driven back and righteousness stands at a distance; truth has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter. Truth is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey. The Lord looked and was displeased that there was no justice. G...
- 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...
- The Things that Make for Peace
10/25/2011 -- What are “the things that make for peace”?
- Women, War & Peace
10/11/2011 -- Join United Methodist Women members around the country in watching this important series that highlights the importance of women’s voices in conflict and the necessity of ending war if we are to ever live in the world of peace God intended for us.
- 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...
- Report of the Deputy General Secretary
10/10/2011 -- On Friday October 7, Women’s Division Deputy General Secretary Harriett Jane Olson addressed the Women’s Division board of directors at their annual fall meeting. With the message “Shaping the Future,” Ms. Olson spoke of how the current work of United Met...
- Directors Celebrate Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee
10/10/2011 -- Women’s Division directors had a discussion the following evening with Abigail Disney, executive producer for “Women, War & Peace,” a five-part series on PBS, and producer of “Pray the Devil Back to Hell,” a documentary in which Leymah Gbowee is a central...
- Responsively Yours: Acting Like Hope
10/05/2011 -- Imagine the United Methodist Church as an influential voice in the local community and the world, inviting change, restoration, healing and a deep Christian spiritual formation that sustains us in addressing injustice and brokenness in the world.
- Criminalization of Communities of Color
10/05/2011 -- Racial disparities in the nation's legal system continue to challenge fairness and equal justice.
- Human Trafficking: A Resource for Preventing, Protecting, Prosecuting (PDF)
09/30/2011 -- Join United Methodist Women in the global movement to end the complex web of sexual slavery, prostitution and labor bondage.
- 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.
- United Methodist Church Follows Jesus' Lead: Immigration Task Force Moves Ministry to the Borders
09/20/2011 -- "Jesus learned new things when he went to the border," said Rev. Edgar Avitia, who led the worship in Florida for US-based missionaries of The United Methodist Church.
- British Methodist Church Leaders Call for Political Progress 10 Years Since 9/11
09/08/2011 -- A decade on from the 9/11 attacks British Church leaders are calling for the Government to examine its use of military force in response to violent extremism.
- Speaking Out for Compassion and Against Hate
09/02/2011 -- So justice is driven back and righteousness stands at a distance; truth has stumbled in the streets, honesty cannot enter. Truth is nowhere to be found, and whoever shuns evil becomes a prey.
- 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 Criminalization of Communities of Color in the United States
09/02/2011 -- There is an increase in mass incarceration in the United States that disproportionately impacts people of color due to institutionalized racism, racial profiling, and mandatory sentencing. The United Methodist Church needs to actively work to dismantle cu...
- Speaking Out For Justice
09/01/2011 -- Resolutions on reconciliation, racial justice, climate change and peace make their way to the 2012 General Conference in Tampa, Fla.
- Responsively Yours: Lessons from 9/11
09/01/2011 -- How does what we believe to be true affect what we can actually see taking place?
- Cordialmente Suya: Lo que aprendimos el 11 de septiembre
09/01/2011 -- ¿Sabía usted que el testimonio de testigos oculares es el que menos se utiliza como evidencia confiable? No sólo es porque quizás los seres humanos no estén diciendo la verdad, sino también porque “vemos lo que creemos”.
- Responsively Yours: Lessons from 9/11: Korean
09/01/2011 -- ...In an intrafaith conversation in May, I learned that American Muslims see a cataclysm affecting them personally — an act for which they had no responsibility and over which they had no control, but which would shape their lives and the lives of their c...
- Religion Communicators Call for Civil Discourse About 9/11
09/01/2011 -- The Religion Communicators Council urged journalists and bloggers to "pursue accuracy, respect and understanding of people of all faiths and faith communities." The statement is in a resolution adopted Aug. 7, 2011 in Philadelphia by the board of governor...
- Being in Struggle to be Human in Daily Life: A Reflection on 9/11
09/01/2011 -- Someone once said that we are what we remember. Our memories of 9/11 testify to the influence of those who lost their life and those who survived the calamitous disaster on our personal and national life.
- Right Relationships: Video and Study Guide
09/01/2011 -- The tragic events of September 11th traumatized the entire world. In its wake, interfaith dialogue was overshadowed by discrimination, media sensationalism, and a loss of respect for people of different faiths. The Christian community must help re-open th...
- Same Difference: Video
09/01/2011 -- An edited sample of the Same Difference documentary that explores interfaith issues.
- An Interfaith Dialogue Model in Atlanta, Georgia
09/01/2011 -- In the United States I discovered that Christians knew little about other faiths and considered it unnecessary to learn because Christ’s way was sufficient. As a graduate and then a college professor and a church member, I developed a deep yearning to sha...
- Women In Prison
08/25/2011 -- August 26 will mark the 40th anniversary of Women’s Equality Day. We must give urgent attention to the increasing incarceration rate of women offenders.
- National Seminar, From a Participant's View
08/17/2011 -- Sophia Agtarap blogged from National Seminar 2011 on reconciliation.
- United Methodist Women Prepares for National Seminar on Social Justice
08/08/2011 -- Women from across the U.S. will study and act on justice issues at the seminar, “Mission: Reconciliation,” Aug. 13-17 in Birmingham, AL. Bible studies led by Ada Maria Isasi-Diaz will be livestreamed every morning at 8 a.m. EST starting Aug. 14!
- In the Quest for Forgiveness and Reconciliation: A Challenge for Women in Kamina/DR Congo
07/27/2011 -- Used by permission: De Gruchy introduces the notion of reconciliation in the light of the South African experience of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, a body which promoted the rebirth of the South African nation.
- 2011 Global Justice Volunteers Africa Program
07/25/2011 -- From July 3 to July 11, 2011, young people from across Africa gathered together in Nairobi, Kenya, to prepare for their eight-week term as Global Justice Volunteers (GJV).
- Responsively Yours: Children of God Wage Peace
07/08/2011 -- If we as women of the church are to find ways to “wage peace,” we will need to change our ways of thinking and seeing.
- Disarming Might, Reconciling Enemies, Loving Resistance
07/08/2011 -- What lessons might we in churches learn about the task of reconciliation from these recent popular uprisings? Reconciliation takes place from the bottom up.
- Palestine's Facebook Generation
07/08/2011 -- Youth use social media to break the siege of Gaza.
- Prayers for Sudan
07/06/2011 -- Join in an ecumenical effort to raise our voices and offer our prayers for the sake of the Sudanese people, for the uniting of the strong peacemakers in Sudan and for peace among differences of region and religion.
- Issumagijoujungnianermik: From the Eskimo - "not being able to think about it or remember it any more."
07/05/2011 -- Issumagijoujungnianermik is not a commonly used word. Its use imparts a special kind of forgiveness on the part of the speaker to the recipient. When this word is used, the offender is forgiven to the point in which the offended will never again bring u...
- Dames in Action
06/23/2011 -- One of the most formative experiences of my faith journey was my participation in Dames in Action, my church’s teen circle of United Methodist Women.
- My Understanding of Mission
06/23/2011 -- Keynote Address at Voices: A Transformative Leadership Event for United Methodist Women Language Coordinators and Presidents.
- Celebrating 100 Years of Service
06/23/2011 -- A message from Women’s Division Deputy General Secretary Harriett Jane Olson on the 100th anniversary of Gum Moon’s Women’s Residence.
- 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.
- It’s About Relationships
06/20/2011 -- response talks with young women about their involvement in United Methodist Women.
- The Peacemakers
06/20/2011 -- JustPeace Center equips the church to engage conflict head on with love
- Waging Peace with Prayer and Action
06/13/2011 -- During the summer months of Schools of Christian Mission until International Day of Peace on September 21, 2011, you are invited to participate in Prayers and Actions for Peace as an expression of reconciliation.
- Monitoring News Coverage of Religion in Mainstream News Media
06/13/2011 -- We are inviting you to monitor how mainstream media cover religion.
- Lois McCullough Dauway to be Honored at the New York City Area Circles of Names Gathering
06/03/2011 -- Lois M. Dauway has a long and storied career of Christian service in the United Methodist Church and the ecumenical arena that showed the Gospel to the world. Ms. Dauway served as Interim Deputy General Secretary of the General Board of Global Ministr...
- Poverty in the Midst of American Prosperity
06/02/2011 -- Impoverished Americans in cities and in the country continue to struggle to understand one another, yet the federal government makes no distinction when accessing who is impoverished. With the richest 10 percent of Americans holding two-thirds of the coun...
- Haitian Methodist Women and Men Making a Difference
06/02/2011 -- Local Haitians are the unsung heroines and heroes of the earthquake recovery story. Here are portraits of a few Haitians, Methodist sisters and brothers, who in the words of LeGrace Benson, “have been rehearsing and performing this theater since that firs...
- 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 ...
- Introduction to 'The Journey'
05/25/2011 -- Glory Dharmaraj introduces 'The Journey' web supplement.
- Same Difference: A Study Guide to Facilitate Interfaith Dialogue
05/24/2011 -- Called to Be Neighbors and Witnesses: Matthew 22:37–39; Truth-telling and Listening: Mark 14:17–18; Rehumanizing the Other: Matthew 22:38–39, Matthew 6:12; Called to the Ministry of Reconciliation: 2 Corinthians 5:16–20, Matthew 5:9
- Restorative Justice: Moving Beyond Punishment
05/24/2011 -- This mission study from 2002 is a response to the call of The United Methodist Church to focus upon Restorative Justice ministries in light of the prison-industrial complex, and offers a vision of restoration and healing over isolation and punishment.
- Anne Gallagher's Forgiveness Story
05/23/2011 -- Listen to Anne Gallagher's story of forgiveness as a nurse in the midst of the English-Irish turmoil in Belfast, Ireland.
- Listen to "In Your Shoes" by Jenny Youngman
05/20/2011 -- MP3 audio companion piece to Forgiveness and Reconciliaton - the 2011 spiritual growth youth study.
- The United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)
05/19/2011 -- This year is the 10th anniversary of the creation of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), which will be held May 16–27, 2011, at the United Nations (U.N.) headquarters in New York City.
- The Journey of Reconciliation
05/17/2011 -- What does the journey of reconciliation look like?
- Truth-Telling and the Confrontation of the Other
05/17/2011 -- In telling the truth and confronting the other, boundaries of status are shattered, borders of exclusion are transcended, harms woven into the fabric of one anothers histories are acknowledged, crowds are fed, and those not typically seen and heard are he...
- The Importance of Grieving and Facing Our Fears in Journey of Reconciliation
05/17/2011 -- Why is grieving so important? Not grieving the trauma often pushes it deep in our psyche where we medicate it with, for example, drugs or alcohol.
- The Journey of Forgiveness, Rehumanizing the Other and the Choice to Forgive
05/17/2011 -- We look more closely at the importance of the other’s story, the one who has harmed, and the power of rehumanizing the other and the gift of forgiveness.
- Sample Covenant of Reconciliation
05/16/2011 -- As a community of Jesus’ followers, we covenant to choose grace over pointing fingers.
- Reconciled with God and our Neighbors
05/16/2011 -- We have reconciliation with Jesus Christ--we are right before God.
- Truth and Reconciliation
05/16/2011 -- Nelson Mandela organized the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which would be the organization to work systemically to heal the country after Apartheid and bring about a new future for South Africa.
- The United Methodist Church Seeks Forgiveness
05/16/2011 -- In 2005, the annual conferences of The United Methodist Church focused on confession and healing in the area of racism in the church.
- Bible Snapshots of Forgiveness
05/16/2011 -- Broken, forgiven, reconciled. This is the recurring theme throughout the stories of the Scriptures.
- 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?
- Survivors of Human Trafficking: Not Without Hope
05/02/2011 -- In Armenia, in an ambience of trust and encouragement, residents re-learn the meaning of hope after seemingly endless years of sexual servithude and forced labor.
- Meet Me At the Tomb: An Easter Meditation
04/24/2011 -- For Christians, while the tomb may be a place of sadness, it is also a reminder of God’s amazing love for us.
- Challenge State Anti-immigration Laws
04/19/2011 -- Arizona's introduction of anti-immigrant law State Bill 1070 in April 2010 has caused a great stir. The law has come to symbolize both the anger toward new immigrants and states' frustration that Congress has not acted to fix the nation's broken immigrati...
- Challenge U.S. Immigrant Detention and Deportation Policies
04/19/2011 -- The U.S. government detained nearly 400,000 people in immigration custody in some 350 facilities at an annual cost of more than $1.7 billion in 2009. The number of detention beds has grown to more than 33,000, with construction of more facilitie...
- Visit Migrants in Detention in Your Community
04/19/2011 -- United Methodist Women partners with the Detention Watch Network (DWN) to resource local involvement in detention visitation. DWN has created a network of groups visiting detention centers and a manual for starting an ecumenical program. They are re...
- Learn About United Methodist Church Policy on Immigration
04/19/2011 -- United Methodist Women's work for immigrant and civil rights is based on United Methodist policy as affirmed by General Conference in 2008.
- Organize a Public Witness for Immigrant Rights
04/19/2011 -- United Methodist Women members have a long history of public witness for social justice. Recently, United Methodist Women members have been mobilizing to speak out publicly for immigrant rights across the country.
- Create a Conference United Methodist Women Immigration Team
04/19/2011 -- United Methodist Women in the Desert Southwest Conference has created a team to work on immigrant rights. They work on the United Methodist Women Immigrant/Civil Rights Initiative, which is one of United Methodist Women's four key social justi...
- Carrying Light and Love: The Beginning of Passover
04/18/2011 -- Like Jesus, owned by God and filled with a gentle encouraging spirit, we declare truth and justice to the world.
- Let Us Pray
04/15/2011 -- We live in a world where things can be shaken.
- Quilting a Future in Mission
04/10/2011 -- Women’s Division’s Harriett Jane Olson prepares division directors to consider proposals to restructure the women’s mission organization in an address filled with images of quilting at the division’s spring board meeting in Stamford, Conn., April 7-11.
- Be Fierce and Unrelenting in Your Pursuit of Righteousness
04/08/2011 -- Ezekiel calls us not to be more fierce in our judgment of others but to be fierce and unrelenting in our pursuit of righteousness.
- Take Your Blinders Off!
04/05/2011 -- It was not until God opened my eyes to observe the world around me and opened my ears to listen to those with life experiences different from my own that I began to truly understand the suffering of poor people in the United States and across the globe.
- Come Out From Behind the Stained Glass Window
04/04/2011 -- Gracious God, help us, as Easter people, walk the streets of our towns and cities where we may meet justice that is "standing afar off." No more stained-glass masquerade—only a humble walk of justice with our fellow human beings.
- Responsively Yours: A Ministry of Reconciliation
04/01/2011 -- The Journey, United Methodist Women’s 2011 spiritual growth study, will provide us with a setting in which we can focus on what this implies and how we might appropriate some of the tools of reconciliation.
- A Parable of ‘Talents’ for Mission in Sudan
04/01/2011 -- Creative ventures across Iowa raised awareness and funds for Sudan.
- A People’s Cathedral in Wisconsin
04/01/2011 -- A United Methodist reports from the struggle for worker’s rights in Madison, Wisc.
- 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.
- Cordialmente Suya: Un Ministerio de Reconciliación
04/01/2011 -- La palabra reconciliación expresa un mensaje importante en la Biblia y en la enseñanza cristiana. La Escritura nos dice que Dios a través de Jesucristo estaba reconciliando al mundo en su nombre –es decir, su pueblo, uno por uno... toda la creación o el c...
- Responsively Yours: A Ministry of Reconciliation - Korean
04/01/2011 -- The 2011 spiritual growth study will provide us with a setting to focus how we might appropriate some of the tools of reconciliation.
- 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.
- Women as Peacemakers, Women as Decision Makers
03/25/2011 -- A Toolkit for United Nations Security Resolution 1325 (PDF, 9pp, 90K)
- 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.
- Speak Up/Speak Out for Justice
03/18/2011 -- Today's reading shows how we can find hope for the future by looking to our past relationship with God and others.
- A Makeover in the Making
03/17/2011 -- When we live an honest Lent and allow ourselves to walk that hot dusty August road that exists in every heart, may we too be able to acknowledge the "dead ground," the "moonscapes" of our lives. May we be honest enough to find God's Easter joy of "exubera...
- A Homeless Wanderer
03/15/2011 -- Many women are homeless or at risk of being homeless when they come to Emma Norton Residence in St. Paul, Minnesota.
- Called Awake and Fed
03/14/2011 -- We recognize what it means to be on a long journey facing loneliness and despair. In the face of every "newcomer" is the reflection of ourselves. Each of us can be the living embodiment of God's love and provide the compassion and care that will sustain o...
- Reflections on the United Methodist Seminar Program
03/14/2011 -- The Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe is the dean of the Chapel and Religious Life at Emory University. On March 7–8, Ms. Henry-Crowe led a group of students from Emory University for a seminar on education with the United Methodist Seminar Program.
- Give Yourself
03/12/2011 -- During this Lenten season, may each of us examine the condition of our own hearts, humbly seek God's mercy, and shower mercy on others through the giving of ourselves to help meet their needs.
- A Women's Storybook Project
03/01/2011 -- Formed in 2003, the the Women's Storybook Project of Texas. helps incarcerated mothers do what mothers have always done to comfort and nurture their children — read their children bedtime stories, using the warmth and cadence of their own voices to reassu...
- The Faces of the Girls of the Commission on the Status of Women
02/19/2011 -- As I read the report of the U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to the commission, many faces of women and girls came to my mind.
- Restorative Justice
02/16/2011 -- The goal of this program is to introduce the concept of restorative justice to women and expand on Biblical examples of restorative justice relevant to our world today.
- Diana Eck & Kathryn Lohre: Common Ground in the Midst of Differences VIDEO
02/16/2011 -- In an interview from her time as associate director at The Pluralism Project, Harvard University, Kathryn Lohre, now Director for Ecumenical and Inter-religious Relations at the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and Pluralism Project Director Diana ...
- Responsively Yours: Listening for God in Christian Conferencing
02/01/2011 -- In Christian conferencing we practice a discipline of listening to God through worship, Bible study and listening to each other in deep conversations and sometimes debate.
- Mothers Acting Up
02/01/2011 -- Vietnam was one of many places visited by the MOTHER tour, produced by Mothers Acting Up in partnership with the Philanthropiece Foundation to help create a global community of mothers moving from concern to action on behalf of the world's children. The t...
- 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.”
- 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.
- 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...
- 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.
- Organizing for Mission
10/13/2010 -- United Methodist Women President Inelda González addressed directors, guests and staff at the annual Women’s Division board of directors fall meeting, paying tribute to the work of early women missionaries and challenging attendees to be proactive in miss...
- 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.
- 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).
- International Day of Peace Event
09/20/2010 -- On the International Day of Peace, September 21, at 2:00 p.m., the Tillman Chapel at the Church Center for the United Nations will be the place of fusion and fission. We come together, we find one another and we inspire one another to be bolder peacemaker...
- Give Us This Day Our Daily Peace
09/20/2010 -- September 21 is the International Day of Peace, a day to recall the words of Bishop Bromley Oxnam, a leader in the peace movement: “Peace like bread must be made daily.” It is a day to work for peace collectively.
- 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...
- The Hypocenter as Peacemaking
09/15/2010 -- On September 21, 2010, the International Day of Peace will be observed at the Church Center for the United Nation’s Chapel, with an event entitled “The hypocenter as peacemaking.”
- 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.
- Hiroshima ‘Hibaku’ Survivor Piano to Be at Tillman Chapel
09/07/2010 -- The Women’s Division of the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries welcomes a Global Harmony Peace concert featuring the Hibaku “Survivor” Piano September 13, 2010, at 6 p.m. in the Tillman Chapel of the Church Center for the United Nations.
- Voices of Native American Women
09/07/2010 -- Read an excerpt of three topics highlighted from 'Voices of Native American Women,' a new resource from the Women's Division and now available at the Mission Resource Center.
- An Invitation to Speak Out for Compassion and Against Hate
07/19/2010 -- The Board of Directors affirmed the statement at the Women's Division 2010 Board Meeting.
- ’I Want to Make a Difference in this World’
06/10/2010 -- Alexis Murphy shares her reflections on marching for immigrant, civil and human rights in a National Day of Action May 29.
05/17/2010 -- Activists around the world who have worked for years to end violence in Sudan are frustrated by the deterioration in the country’s security situation, as well as by the failure of international diplomacy to find solutions.
- Update: The Beauty and Courage of Sudan
05/11/2010 -- In the months since publication of the geographic study, The Beauty and Courage of Sudan, flickers of hope have enlivened Sudan’s dream of peace.
- Women Veterans Working for Peace
05/02/2010 -- United Methodist Women's 2010 Assembly features workshops with women veterans working for peace.
- Assembly Theme Moves from Page to Pavement
05/01/2010 -- Two thousand people headed to the streets of St. Louis for a march for immigrant, civil and human rights.
- Social Justice and Evangelism
04/01/2010 -- Thoughts on social justice and evangelism from young adults at the Church Center for the United Nations in New York City
- 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.
- Is Peace Newsworthy?
09/15/2009 -- Monitoring peace in news is one way to be fully present to the need for peace in our midst, and the forces that work against it.
- Mission Leaders Appeal for End to Violence against Christians in Pakistan
09/04/2009 -- New York, NY, September 4, 2009--Two top mission leaders of The United Methodist Church are appealing to the government of Pakistan to take measures to ensure the safety of a Christian minority under violent attack in some parts of the officially Islamic ...
- Much Overcome, Much To Do
01/14/2009 -- An African American will be inaugurated as president of the United States of America the day after our national holiday for a champion of the Gospel call to racial and social justice, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. We’ve overcome much! We’ve much to ...
- October 24: United Nations Day
10/21/2008 -- A reflection on God’s call for justice and the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
- United Methodist Women Stands in Solidarity for Immigrant Rights
10/20/2008 -- United Methodist Women stood in solidarity for immigrant rights on two occasions last week, as the organization’s Immigrant Rights/Civil Rights Initiative took steps to support this issue.
- Peace Media Monitoring: Sept. 22
09/08/2008 -- Sep. 02, 2008: Women are invited to participate in peace media monitoring this month in conjunction with the International Day of Peace. Sept. 21 marks the celebration of the International Day of Peace.
- Are We Closer to Peace Today?
09/08/2008 -- United Methodist Women has carried out a prayer campaign since the 2003 Lenten Season, the start of the Iraq War. Now, we call on the whole church to keep the faith and continue actions of prayer for peace.
- Mission Study on Israel-Palestine Is Consistent with United Methodist Policy
06/24/2008 -- A joint statement of the General Board of Global Ministries and the Women's Division
- Mission Study on "Israel-Palestine" Is Consistent with United Methodist Policy
02/19/2008 -- A comprehensive 1996 statement on Christian-Jewish relations by The United Methodist Church's legislating General Conference strongly reiterated the denomination's opposition to all forms of anti-Semitism.i Four years later, the quadrennial General Confer...
- 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...
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