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- Wanted: Women in Mission
01/01/2014 -- At a meeting of United Methodist Women at Epworth United Methodist Church in Durham, N.C., I addressed the topic of United Methodist Women membership nurture and outreach. My speech was titled: “I Don’t Do That Anymore”: Why I See United Methodist Women D...
- 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 ...
- Forever Called
12/01/2013 -- Passion is the overriding energy that flows from the Brooks-Howell Home, a United Methodist Women-owned facility in Asheville, N.C., for retired United Methodist missionaries and deaconesses. The more than 100 residents are relieved of the responsibilitie...
- Cookson Hills: Where God Changes People
10/29/2013 -- When Laurie Rowell started abusing drugs, she knew it was time to quit her job as a nurse. She didn’t want to go to work while high and put her patients’ lives at risk, but quitting work just gave her more time to use drugs. Her life went downhill fast, a...
- Hope, One Head of Lettuce at a Time
10/29/2013 -- This is a story about hope. Not the feel-good theoretical, wishful thinking kind of hope but the tangible kind that comes when you have a solid paycheck for the first time, when the jail time you’ve done doesn’t block you from improving your life, when yo...
- 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.
- Second Time Around
08/14/2013 -- Less than 1 percent of the clothing Americans donate to charities actually ever gets to a person in need. That barely worn winter coat and the jeans with the stain given to charity are more likely to be sold to a recycling firm than given to a low-income ...
- 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.
- Offering Hope
06/01/2013 -- Deaconess Rachel Patman works to prevent domestic violence before it begins in rural Virginia.
- 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.
- Breaking Rocks and Barriers
02/01/2013 -- For 15 years Sheralin Greene broke barriers every day as a coal miner in Harlan County, Ky., where 98 percent of miners are male and 90 percent are white.
- A Journey to "Ubuntu"
01/01/2013 -- U.S. women learn the power of faith and witness with sisters in the Philippines and South Korea.
- A Gift for Life in Rwanda
12/01/2012 -- Since 2005 Rwanda Gift for Life has responded to the hardships and trauma rape survivors continue to face even as they struggle to care for their families while living with HIV.
- Hershey's Fair Trade
11/01/2012 -- United Methodist voices help persuade chocolate company to address child labor.
- Stumbling Over Reproductive Health
09/01/2012 -- Every woman has a right to complete health care throughout her life -- even in developing countries.
- 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.
- A Lifeline to the Future
06/01/2012 -- United Methodist Women international ministries scholarships are helping to develop a new generation of leaders.
- Wage Theft
05/01/2012 -- Billions of dollars are stolen from U.S. workers every year.
- Ministries of Accompaniment
04/01/2012 -- Katie Dwyer traveled with families searching for loved ones along the migrant trail. Now their stories travel with her.
- Beyond Labels
03/09/2012 -- Seeking open dialogue and community in a divided world.
- The Secret
03/09/2012 -- The Church has a powerful role to play in destigmatizing substance abuse and supporting individuals and families facing addiction.
- Crisis in the Horn of Africa
01/03/2012 -- Women confront hunger and violence in a drought-plagued region.
- For Unto Us a Child Is Born: Photo Essay
12/15/2011 -- Isaiah 9:6 proclaims God's plan of salvation through the birth of the Christ child. Children are still a tangible reminder of God's hand at work in the world.
- 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.
- Adventures in Grace
11/15/2011 -- For members and seekers of Grace Adventures United Methodist Church, church happens where it happens, and when and where it happens is an adventure in grace.
11/04/2011 -- United Methodists call for education and dialogue on a popular technique for natural gas drilling.
- Rooted in Justice
11/04/2011 -- United Methodist Women’s work for peace and justice has 140-year-old roots.
- Criminalization of Communities of Color
10/05/2011 -- Racial disparities in the nation's legal system continue to challenge fairness and equal justice.
- 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.
- Palestine's Facebook Generation
07/08/2011 -- Youth use social media to break the siege of Gaza.
- The Peacemakers
06/20/2011 -- JustPeace Center equips the church to engage conflict head on with love
- A People’s Cathedral in Wisconsin
04/01/2011 -- A United Methodist reports from the struggle for worker’s rights in Madison, Wisc.
- Community Gardens
03/01/2011 -- Creating or maintaining a community garden is a vital, new mission opportunity for United Methodist Women.
- Social Networking: A New Space for Faith
02/01/2011 -- Facebook. Twitter. Blog. Communication today is vastly different than it was even five years ago. Every medium has its advantages and disadvantages, each better at one function or another. But given all the new technology that, in theory, makes it easier ...
- Breaking The Silence
01/04/2011 -- Women are the fastest-growing segment of substance abusers in the United States. Recovery programs must factor in their roles as women if they are to succeed.
- 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.
- Beyond City Limits
11/01/2010 -- Changing demographics call for needs-based services in metropolitan areas not just within city limits.
- 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.
- Crafting Hope in Haiti
07/28/2010 -- Women in Haiti find opportunity and community working with United Methodist Women-supported Haitian Artisans for Peace International.
- Laugh Your Way to Grace
07/28/2010 -- A lawyer and stand-up comedian discovers the healing and spiritual powers of laughter and answers God’s call to ministry.
- Love Your Neighbor
07/28/2010 -- United Methodist Women-supported Wesley Community Centers, Inc., in Atlanta, Ga., is a popular place for its senior neighbors.
- Serving Time with Christian Service
07/28/2010 -- United Methodist Women’s unit at Topeka Correctional Facility touches women’s lives in and outside of prison.
- 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.
- No More Silence
06/18/2010 -- The Church has an important role to play in protecting women and girls against violence and abuse.
- My Ocean Planet
05/17/2010 -- A scientist works to address the global plastic pollution problem.
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.
- Mutuality as a Call, Covenant and Clothesline
04/01/2010 -- As church leaders convene in a centennial mission gathering this summer, mission grows at the margins of society.
- Participating in God’s Mission: A Gift and a Responsibility
04/01/2010 -- What does it mean to do mission in an era of global recession, ecological destruction, increasing violence, wealth and poverty, obesity and malnutrition, racial and gender injustice, war-on-terror-driven militarization and a diminishing sense of security?...
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