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Celebrating Children's Sabbath
Celebrating Children's Sabbath

This weekend we celebrate the 25th Annual Children’s Sabbath as a way to renew our commitment to care for, protect and advocate for all children.
10/18/2016 11:00:00 PM

World Food Day 2016: Climate Change and the Food Crisis
World Food Day 2016: Climate Change and the Food Crisis

“The climate is changing. Food and agriculture must, too.” This is the theme of World Food Day 2016, which stresses the direct impact of climate change on global food and agriculture systems.
10/15/2016 11:00:00 PM

Closing the Digital Divide
Closing the Digital Divide

United Methodist Women supports technology training for women and girls around the world and in the U.S.
10/14/2016 12:00:00 AM

United Methodist Women Annual Meeting Focuses on Identity, Mission
United Methodist Women Annual Meeting Focuses on Identity, Mission

"Find your voice and use it, even if it shakes a little," said incoming president Shannon Priddy. "We are advocates for women, youth and children around the world."
10/12/2016 11:00:00 PM

Summit Addresses Technology Barriers for African Women, on umc.org
Summit Addresses Technology Barriers for African Women, on umc.org

Finda Quiwa, regional missionary, and Carol Van Gorp, executive secretary for International Ministries, joined other leaders to discuss how technology policy can further the rights and interests of women in Africa, and how to close the growing gender digital divide.
10/11/2016 11:00:00 PM

Kalpona Akter, United Methodist Women Delegate to CSW-60 Receives A...
Kalpona Akter, United Methodist Women Delegate to CSW-60 Receives Award for Extraordinary Activism, on hrw.org

Founder and executive director of the Bangladesh Centre for Worker Solidarity earned Human Rights Watch's Alison Des Forges Award.
10/9/2016 11:00:00 PM

Hurricane Matthew Leaves Path of Destruction
Hurricane Matthew Leaves Path of Destruction

As Hurricane Matthew makes its way up the East Coast in the U.S., it has left terrible destruction in its wake, with Haiti especially hard hit. Learn how you can help.
10/7/2016 11:00:00 PM

Who knew?! Impressions by a First-timer at Mission u on pnwumc.org
Who knew?! Impressions by a First-timer at Mission u on pnwumc.org

"Mission u has truly been a refreshingly different take on what missions means." Justin Hanvey went to his first Mission u with questions; he writes he got "a few answers, but also more and better questions than what I came in with, and I'm thankful for that."
10/4/2016 11:00:00 PM

United Methodist Women Acknowledges Guns Factor into Domestic Violence
United Methodist Women Acknowledges Guns Factor into Domestic Violence

During the month of October, Domestic Violence Awareness Month, United Methodist Women is raising consciousness of the role guns play in violence against women.
10/2/2016 11:00:00 PM

The Ongoing Harm  of the Doctrine of Discovery
The Ongoing Harm of the Doctrine of Discovery

In our secular society it is hard to grasp that in lands colonized by Europe (North, Central and South America, Africa, parts of Asia, Australia and New Zealand), the land-tenure system is based on a religious doctrine.
10/1/2016 11:00:00 PM

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