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.”
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.
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 …
Beginning Sept. 28, about 50 United Methodists will represent the denomination in New York during eight days of activities calling attention to the issue of global migration. The events, associated with the People’s Action on Global Migration, Development and Human Rights, coincide with the High Level Dialogue on International Migration and Development scheduled Oct.3-4 at the U.N. General Assembly.
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.
The Women of Color Scholars Program was established to remedy the lack of women of color on facilities at United Methodist seminaries, to increase the number of women of color who teach, lecture, write and research at the PhD level in seminaries and to heighten church-wide awareness of the need for women of color in theological education.