Stories of members, deaconesses and other women from the official magazine of United Methodist Women, Response.
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 in 2009 and 2010. Since then, he has continued to visit the region to report on its progress and its humanitarian crises. This month Mr. Jeffrey introduces us to three women whose very different lives reflect some of the region’s current challenges
Developing Women Leaders in Liberia
11/25/2013 Alfreda Anderson is national coordinator of United Methodist Women of the Liberia Annual Conference and was my host when I represented U.S. United Methodist Women on a relationship-building trip to that West African country in September. Liberia United Methodist Women was founded in 1947 and today is responsible for women’s activities and mission outreach in 21 districts.
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 talk about climate change, the issue of our time, and our obligation as a church. I don’t want to get into all the science, but as church members and as followers of Christ, as people who profess to care for the creation, we have to understand how the creation works and how human actions affect the creation. We’ve got to understand enough earth system science to counter those who seek to confuse the issue.
Surviving Domestic Violence
10/01/2013 When I registered for National Seminar 2011 I learned of the four areas of focus for United Methodist Women: human trafficking, climate change, immigration and domestic violence. I could sign up for the area I wanted to learn more about. I selected domestic violence. At that point I had no idea my life would be changed.
Meeting-free Circle Serves
08/14/2013 Oklahoma City’s MASH Circle makes service possible for women who can’t make meetings.
Korean Language Group Visits UMCOR West Depot
07/01/2013 Fifty Korean United Methodist Women members from around the country gathered for a mission seminar and hands-on service at United Methodist Committee on Relief’s western depot in Salt Lake City, Utah, last fall.
Somebody’s Calling My Name
04/01/2013 Hush. Hush. Somebody’s calling my name! Sounds like Jesus, Jesus is calling my name! Hush. Hush. Somebody’s calling my name! O, my Lord! O, my Lord, what shall I do?
Sustainable and Abundant Life
03/22/2013 When Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast last October, flooding homes, train stations and even halting Wall Street trading, it shook more than buildings. Coming on the heels of summer wildfires, droughts that caused more than half of all U.S. counties to be declared “disaster zones” and the hottest July in U.S. history, the storm may also be the “watershed” moment when more Americans acknowledged climate change is real, and we’re feeling its effects now not just in some hypothetical future.
On the Mountaintop
03/05/2013 On a spiritual journey, United Methodist Women can help you reach your peak.
Responsively Yours: Claim the Blessings of Work and Rest
02/01/2013 How do you decide when to work hard for change and when to accept what life presents?
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