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Freedom Fast for Fair Food
Freedom Fast for Fair Food

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers Campaign for Fair Food led to the Fair Food Program, an agreement between the coalition and Florida Tomato Growers to ensure fair wages and safe working conditions.
7/9/2018 12:00:00 AM

Celebrating Legacy One Stitch at a Time
Celebrating Legacy One Stitch at a Time

Built into each stitch is a love for God; the quilts commemorate the work of the past and a legacy of mission that provides hope for the future within the imagery from predecessor organizations as well as all 17 Great Plains districts.
7/9/2018 12:00:00 AM

Kathryn Maurer: The Angel of Angel Island
Kathryn Maurer: The Angel of Angel Island

For 40 years, United Methodist Women Deaconess Kathryn Maurer welcomed and assisted immigrants arriving in America. 
7/2/2018 12:00:00 AM

Supreme Court Janus Decision Hurts Unions and Working Families
Supreme Court Janus Decision Hurts Unions and Working Families

United Methodist Women laments the Supreme Court decision on Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, which threatens strong unions, the quality of public sector jobs and hurts working families.
6/27/2018 12:00:00 AM

Missionaries Detained in Philippines
Missionaries Detained in Philippines

Three United Methodist missionaries are being detained in the Philippines, and your help is urgently needed to secure their release.
6/26/2018 12:00:00 AM

Families Belong Together, Indefinite Detention Unacceptable
Families Belong Together, Indefinite Detention Unacceptable

UPDATED: The Administration's June 20 decision to stem the horrendous policy of separating children from their parents does not guarantee the reunification of children already taken from their families, and it offers an unacceptable alternative of indefinite family detention.
6/21/2018 12:00:00 AM

USA Today: Women religious leaders denounce "zero tolerance" policy
USA Today: Women religious leaders denounce "zero tolerance" policy

United Methodist Women took part in a rally against the separation of children from their families at the border. The protestors brought a petition signed by UMWomen and others to the Customs and Border Protection headquarters in Washington D.C.
6/20/2018 12:00:00 AM

Sign the Petition at stopfamilyseparation.org
Sign the Petition at stopfamilyseparation.org

There is no moral ambiguity here. The Administration’s family separation policy is inhumane and unAmerican. United Methodist Women has partnered with faith and secular partners to maximize our voices on behalf of immigrant children.
6/20/2018 12:00:00 AM

Helping Women and Children Refugees Traumatized by Violence
Helping Women and Children Refugees Traumatized by Violence

The Dadaab refugee camp in Kenya is the largest refugee site in the world. United Methodist Women supports the Center for Victims of Torture which counsels refugees who have experienced trauma and violence.
6/20/2018 12:00:00 AM

Baltimore Sun: Sessions at Odds With His Church On Immigrants
Baltimore Sun: Sessions at Odds With His Church On Immigrants

When he announced the new policy on domestic violence and threats from gangs, Sessions took direct aim at people moving north from Central America through Mexico, particularly women who have been sexually and physically abused.  
6/20/2018 12:00:00 AM

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