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The women's mission organization supports the United Methodist Immigration Task Force’s call to the church to act for justice on behalf of childhood arrivals facing deportation. more

Sep 8, 2017 3:23 PM Advocating Justice

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Churches and bishops, along with United Methodist Women, responded to the violence in Charlottesville, Va., with vows to resist racism and white supremacy with inclusion, self-discipline and love. more

Aug 15, 2017 5:28 PM Advocating Justice

Elizabeth Chun Hye Lee

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United Methodist Women is mobilizing its members to contact the Environmental Protection Agency to enforce regulations regarding deadly methane emissions. more

Aug 4, 2017 3:30 PM Global Health

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United Methodist Women in Sierra Leone demonstrate to break their culture's silence on violence and the denial of human rights for women and girls. more

Aug 2, 2017 3:06 PM Advocating Justice

Liberia

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United Methodist Women in Liberia have pledged themselves to advocate for the rights of girl children, who are often denied education and health care. more

Feb 6, 2017 5:55 PM Advocating Justice

North Carolina United Methodist Women plan to hold a protest on Jan. 30 to oppose their state's House Bill 2, known as the "bathroom bill," which is actually discriminatory regarding workplace issues as well, said the state's UMW president. more

Jan 26, 2017 1:10 PM Advocating Justice 1 Comments

Local house and church "parties" are being scheduled the evening of Donald J. Trump's Jan. 20 inauguration for conversations on how to regain shared values in American society. more

Jan 9, 2017 4:34 PM Advocating Justice

Water march

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Environmental concerns, the start of legislative votes and a disruptive demonstration marked Day 7 of the 2016 General Conference. more

May 16, 2016 10:45 PM 2016 General Conference

Windsocks

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Tension and frustration contrasted with prayer and song as delegates turned down an alternative discernment process and began legislative committee deliberations. more

May 12, 2016 10:48 PM 2016 General Conference

Church Restructuring

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Like most political and social history, the United Methodist General Conference has not achieved gender parity despite women's significant contributions to the church and Christianity. more

Mar 10, 2016 5:08 PM 2016 General Conference

4 Agencies Video

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Four agencies concerned with gender, race and justice present summaries of their 2016 General Conference legislation in a combined video. more

Mar 10, 2016 4:36 PM

United Methodist Women's focus on climate justice as its 2016 mission study blends the values of creation care and climate change's impact on international missions, writes Dr. David W. Scott. more

Feb 11, 2016 2:21 PM Global Health

Christmas Nativity

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How would Mary be treated as a young mother today? Heather Hahn of United Methodist News Service finds that Mary serves as a role model for both today's mothers and people of faith. more

Dec 22, 2015 4:37 PM Global Health

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David W. Scott finds African United Methodist Women are using social media to earn funds to raise the economic status of women in their country. more

Dec 18, 2014 1:20 PM Global Nature

Armed conflicts around the world pose particular hazards for women, as United Methodist Women learn during seminars at the U.N. conference on violence against women. more

Mar 9, 2013 4:25 PM In the Church

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United Methodist Women representatives are among the global non-governmental participants in a 10-day United Nations conference on violence against women and girls. more

Mar 5, 2013 5:31 PM In the Church

Embarrassed

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The Day I Was Most Ashamed to be a United Methodist

United Methodist Women and the General Board of Church and Society come under heavy criticism from the Rev. Teddy Ray for their outspoken support of abortion. more

Jan 22, 2013 3:13 PM Teddy Ray 3 Comments

North Carolina United Methodist Women plan to hold a protest on Jan. 30 to oppose their state's House Bill 2, known as the "bathroom bill," which is actually discriminatory regarding workplace issues as well, said the state's UMW president. more

Jan 26, 2017 1:10 PM Advocating Justice 1 Comments