violence against women

The Rev. Jeremy Smith likens the backlash against Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempted rape, to the biblical story of the stoning of Stephen. Read more

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Hundreds of religious women across a spectrum of faiths are urging the U.S. Senate to conduct a deeper investigation into the background of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump's nominee to the Supreme Court. Read more

Advocating Justice

A new logo highlights the renewal of the World Council of Churches' "Thursdays in Black" campaign protesting rape and violence against women and girls. Read more

Advocating Justice

Sexual assault and sexual harassment are symptoms of a larger disease, a cancer that treats women and girls as though they are not made in God’s image, writes Susan Greer Burton for the General Board of Church and Society. Read more

Advocating Justice

The Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas writes: "Here’s the truth about those who step up to complain of abuse: those who hold power seek to “disappear” them. I myself nearly did a permanent disappear. Until I decided to live." Read more

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Violence Problem

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Responding to incidents of violence around the world, Bishop Peggy A. Johnson of the Philadelphia Area challenges Christians to pursue the way of peace despite the temptations to respond with force. Read more


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. Read more

In the Church

Violence Against Women Poster

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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. Read more

In the Church