At a celebration of a United Methodist-owned building “dedicated to the things that make for peace,” it was fitting that the honored guests included a Nobel Peace Prize winner, an ambassador who has pioneered peace initiatives at the United Nations and those promoting women’s empowerment as a means to peace.
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By Linda Bloom* Diplomats may have priority at the United Nations, but directly across the street is a building where grassroots voices are heard. For 50 years, the United Methodist-owned Church Center for the United Nations has welcomed those voices, prayed with them and provided hospitality and meeting space. This week, just days before …
An action alert has been issued by the Peace with Justice unit of the United Methodist Board of Church and Society, asking church members to call on Congress to oppose a U.S. military attack on Syria and support “vigorous peace negotiations” instead.
To mark International Women’s Day, United Methodist Women is among five organizations coordinating a March 8 rally and march near the United Nations. Despite a possible blast of wintry weather, Carol Barton of UMW expects as many as 300 to 500 women will participate in the march, which has attracted a number of sponsoring organizations.
How does the intersection of economics, war and violence impact women and girls? A discussion about challenges presented by that intersection and possible innovative solutions is the focus of a March 5 panel discussion from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Church Center for the United Nations.
A delegation sponsored by United Methodist Women will spend the next week focusing on education and advocacy around the theme of the Commission on the Status of Women’s 57th session — to eliminate and prevent all forms of violence against women and girls.