Women and Children
Women and children are the most vulnerable segment of the world's population. The program areas of Global Ministries work to focus attention-through education, networking, advocacy, and resources-on helping congregations and communities respond to the needs and concerns of women and children, particularly the oppressed and dispossessed; those struggling with poverty, violence, abuse, exploitation, and other challenges.
The combined barriers of racism, sexism, and class divisions become inseparable in the lives of an individual woman suffering oppression, a youth seeing no future, or a child struggling to survive. These same barriers work within our United Methodist churches and agencies. They limit each of us from fully carrying out God's mission in the world. Confronting these barriers in ourselves, our institutions, and our world underlies the mission of Global Ministries.
The program offices of Global Ministries also act as catalysts and energizers, sensitizing members of The United Methodist Church to the continuing situations of women, children, and youth, and providing arenas for networking.
Ministries with Women, Children, and Families focuses attention through education, networking, advocacy, and resources on helping congregations and communities respond to the needs and concerns of women, children, and families.
Women and children are the most vulnerable segment of the world's population. Children often do not have a voice in this world, so United Methodist Women care for them and advocate on their behalf.
Hundreds of thousands of children in developing countries are being orphaned by AIDS. Many of them are cared for by grandparents or other extended family members.