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The Last Person You’d Expect to Die in Childbirth, on propublica.org
The Last Person You’d Expect to Die in Childbirth, on propublica.org

The death of a neonatal nurse in the hospital where she worked illustrates a profound disparity: The health care system in the US focuses on babies but often ignores their mothers.
6/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

Help Investigate Maternal Health, on propublica.org
Help Investigate Maternal Health, on propublica.org

If you know someone who died or nearly died in childbirth, your story may shed light on an alarming trend. Share the story at www.propublica.org.
6/16/2017 12:00:00 AM

U.S. Funding of Family Planning Is Critical for Global Health and D...
U.S. Funding of Family Planning Is Critical for Global Health and Development, on umcmission.org

Aside from improving womens' and families' lives, reports show that, 'For every dollar invested in contraception, the cost of pregnancy-related care is reduced by $1.47.'
6/14/2017 12:00:00 AM

URGENT ACTION: Health Care for Women and Children Is at Risk
URGENT ACTION: Health Care for Women and Children Is at Risk

The American Health Care Act could still be repealed, without a just and affordable replacement. Stand for women, children and youth and demand their health care not be taken!  Raise your voices!
6/13/2017 12:00:00 AM

Women’s Peace Dialogue Meets for its Third Round in Burg Schlaining...
Women’s Peace Dialogue Meets for its Third Round in Burg Schlaining, Austria

United Methodist Women is currently organizing the third round of the Women’s Peace Dialogue, to be held in late June in Austria. The event will bring together women leaders from 15 Eastern European and Central Asian countries to work on issues of peace and conflict.
6/13/2017 12:00:00 AM

Historic Investor Support for Wespath’s Engagement With Oil and Gas...
Historic Investor Support for Wespath’s Engagement With Oil and Gas Giants, on wespath.org

67% of shareholders approved Wespath Investment Management's resolution asking oil and gas companies for greater transparency on their preparation for a low-carbon future. Wespath manages United Methodist Women's endowment funds and investments.
6/12/2017 12:00:00 AM

Building a New Legacy
Building a New Legacy

On United Methodist Women's third annual Day of Giving, members honored and celebrated a 150-year legacy with gifts to endow future women in mission.
6/7/2017 12:00:00 AM

North Rampart Community Center: Part of our Legacy in New Orleans, ...
North Rampart Community Center: Part of our Legacy in New Orleans, on northrampartcommunity.com

Established by the Women’s Society of Christian Services, NRCC has been building character, exploring talents and developing leaders since 1909.
6/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

Wesley House Community Services: In mission since since 1903, on we...
Wesley House Community Services: In mission since since 1903, on wesleyhouseky.org.

The Woman's Missionary Society of the Louisville Conference founded the Louisville Settlement Home in April 1903 and soon began serving the community under the direction of a Methodist deaconess, Miss Ogilvie.
6/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

Our Tradition of Love: Bidwell Riverside Center, on bidwellriversid...
Our Tradition of Love: Bidwell Riverside Center, on bidwellriverside.org

Methodist Deaconesses helped found the Bidwell Riverside Center in Des Moines in 1893 to serve with the poor in the spirit of unconditional love. The heritage of this "NMI"is rich with tradition and community togetherness.
6/6/2017 12:00:00 AM

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