Kelly Martini recalls the late Lois M. Dauway as “a fascinating book of stories and lessons that taught me, a 20-something, to think bigger than myself. If you took my relationship and multiplied it by thousands, I’m sure you’d discover a small percent of people she touched. She moved among circles of United Methodist Women, denominational and ecumenical leaders, nongovernmental and political organizations, nonprofits and for-profits.”
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The first African-American woman to become a top staff executive for The United Methodist Church was a mentor to many young women, promoted the leadership of laywomen and engineered a secure future for the women’s organization of the denomination. Theressa Hoover , 88, died Dec. 21 in her hometown of Fayetteville, Ark.
The forced trafficking of workers is a growing problem that requires companies to look for accountability in their global supply chains. That’s a concern of the Rev. David Schilling, a United Methodist pastor who serves as a senior program director for the Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, whose members include United Methodist agencies. “Living in the Shadows: Religion’s Response to Human Trafficking,” a CBS-TV interfaith special will begin airing Dec. 15.
A daring group of 19th century Methodist women who ventured into the most notorious slum in New York to change the lives of children set an example that all United Methodists can follow, says Hillary Rodham Clinton. Clinton was the keynote speaker Nov. 3 for the City Society’s celebration of “175 Years of Mission in the City.”