John Wesley often preached about works of piety and mercy as inseparable. Charity is a gift, but social action helps change systems that keep people oppressed and dispossessed. As United Methodist Women, we believe that these are inseparable.
At board meetings, directors of the Women’s Division study closely the issues of affecting women and children. They study scriptural mandates and work within the resolutions established by the General Conference, the legislative-making body of The United Methodist Church. Then, they communicate to United Methodist Women members about initiatives in which they can become involved.
For over 135 years, children, youth, and family advocacy, racial justice, public policy, and global policy are the foci of United Methodist Women’s advocacy and part of their mission call. Their advocacy helps improve and empower the lives of women, children, and youth, nationally and internationally.