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AIDS: Small Steps, Big Dreams
AIDS: Small Steps, Big Dreams

Progress in fighting the global HIV epidemic is hampered by gender-based violence and the criminalization of certain behaviors.
11/25/2014 11:00:00 PM

United Methodist Women Welcomes Executive Action to Keep Immigrant ...
United Methodist Women Welcomes Executive Action to Keep Immigrant Families Together, Vows to Keep Working for Reform

President Obama announced broad changes to how the administration will enforce the nation’s immigration laws. While we welcome this important step on the journey to just immigration reform, we recognize that these actions are limited and leave out millions.
11/24/2014 11:00:00 PM

Season for Change: 4-week, downloadable Advent study on HIV/AIDS
Season for Change: 4-week, downloadable Advent study on HIV/AIDS

The United Methodist General Board of Church & Society has a new downloadable four-week Advent Bible study that addresses the HIV pandemic and its relationship to other social concerns.
11/23/2014 11:00:00 PM

Mozambique: When Motherhood is the Only Way Out
Mozambique: When Motherhood is the Only Way Out

What happens when a woman who is given away in marriage cannot conceive? A 25-year-old woman from Mozambique struggles to meet the expectations of having a family.
11/18/2014 11:00:00 PM

Imagine What's NEXT Prepares College Students to 'Dream. Go. Do.'
Imagine What's NEXT Prepares College Students to 'Dream. Go. Do.'

More than 680 United Methodist college students and young adults gathered in Denver for Imagine What's NEXT, a vocational discernment event that challenged participants to live out the event theme 'Dream. Go. Do.'
11/16/2014 11:00:00 PM

Join Our Call to Action to End Family Detention
Join Our Call to Action to End Family Detention

Thousands of immigrant children and families fleeing violence are held in detention. Join our call to action and ask your elected officials to take a stand against family and child detention.
11/11/2014 11:00:00 PM

Welcome: The Pathway to  Membership Growth
Welcome: The Pathway to Membership Growth

What does it mean to “belong” in today’s 21st century context? What does United Methodist Women offer that women don’t get elsewhere? What attracts women to, or  blocks some from joining United Methodist Women?
 
10/31/2014 11:00:00 PM

Caring for Creation in California
Caring for Creation in California

“There are so many things about the environment that need our attention: bees, plastics, climate change, water. I’m concerned about all of these things, and it can be hard to narrow it down and decide how to engage.” 
10/31/2014 11:00:00 PM

El Cambio Trae Interrupciones y Nuevas Posibilidades
El Cambio Trae Interrupciones y Nuevas Posibilidades

En algún momento de este verano pasado empecé a recibir información del banco que emite mi tarjeta de crédito sobre un cambio que se avecinaba. Algunas características de la tarjeta están siendo eliminadas por seguridad y algunas serán añadidas. Producirán nuevas tarjetas con nuevos números y todos los pagos y conexiones establecidas con la vieja tarjeta tendrán que ser actualizados.
 
10/31/2014 11:00:00 PM

Responsively Yours:  Change Brings Disruptions—and New Possibilities
Responsively Yours: Change Brings Disruptions—and New Possibilities

In the case of our lives, we want to lose weight, or get more sleep or keep up our relationships with family—but we want to do these things by following the same daily, weekly and annual routines that don’t support the results we seek.
 
10/31/2014 11:00:00 PM

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