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Called to Justice: Belle Harris Bennett
Called to Justice: Belle Harris Bennett

Belle Harris Bennett had a strong sense of egalitarianism and social justice. In 1892 she founded the Scarritt Bible and Training School to equip Christians for mission, in conjunction with the Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society.
1/9/2018 12:00:00 AM

United Methodist  Women 'Stands in the Red Zone' for Final National...
United Methodist Women 'Stands in the Red Zone' for Final National Human Trafficking Campaign Event

Twenty years ago, when United Methodist Women became involved in the issue, few people knew that slavery still existed in the world, not to mention the U.S. Today, human trafficking of persons for labor or the sex trade in the U.S. and abroad is a mainstream issue. Thanks to members' advocacy and awarenss campaigns, there are protectors and prosecutors in every state!
1/8/2018 12:00:00 AM

Officers, Schools and Institutional Racism - Part 1
Officers, Schools and Institutional Racism - Part 1

Zero tolerance policies in schools makes students more likely to drop out and get entangled in the juvenile justice system. Trained personnel and restorative practices like after-school programs increase the chances of successful learning for all students. 
1/8/2018 12:00:00 AM

Officers, Schools and Institutional Racism - Part 2
Officers, Schools and Institutional Racism - Part 2

Part 2 of the Officers, Schools and Institutional Racism Info Alert: A closer look at the Minnesota Student Survey examining trends in education.
1/8/2018 12:00:00 AM

Epiphany Reflection: Finding our Purpose
Epiphany Reflection: Finding our Purpose

Maybe an epiphany is not some accident. Perhaps it is also the consequence of working in community with people who can show you a “more excellent way.”
1/5/2018 12:00:00 AM

Reflection for the New Year: Making Everything New
Reflection for the New Year: Making Everything New

As we celebrate the coming of a new year, and a chance to start again, let us look at the wonders to come.
12/29/2017 12:00:00 AM

Christmas Eve: Taking Jesus’ Birth Seriously
Christmas Eve: Taking Jesus’ Birth Seriously

How seriously do we take the birth of Jesus? Our Christmas reflection asks us to look anew at our life, and see if it hinders or helps the vision of mutual respect and welcoming the needy and hungry.
12/22/2017 12:00:00 AM

Third Sunday in Advent: Finding Jesus
Third Sunday in Advent: Finding Jesus

May we find Jesus in this season of Advent.
12/15/2017 12:00:00 AM

First-Centenary United Methodist Church Launches Series on Social J...
First-Centenary United Methodist Church Launches Series on Social Justice Issues, on timesfreepress.com

This downtown Chattanooga church will host speakers on first four Wednesday evenings of 2018. Local president Donna Palmer explains that young women really want to DO mission and social justice instead of just sitting in meetings and pews.
12/13/2017 12:00:00 AM

Second Sunday in Advent: All Is Well
Second Sunday in Advent: All Is Well

United Methodist Women all over the United States help organizations like Vashti Center to be special places for children and youth at Christmas.
12/8/2017 12:00:00 AM

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