Tag Archive: United Methodist Women

Tribute: Lesson from Lois: Be part of the struggle

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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Theressa Hoover ‘larger than life…gentle as a dove’

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.

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CBS special: Church response to human trafficking

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.

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‘Living Timeline’ leads to 2014 UMW Assembly

“We Make It Happen: A Living Timeline” is an interactive project about sharing the stories of United Methodist Women as they prepare for the 2014 United Methodist Women Assembly, April 25-27, 2014, in Louisville, Ky.

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Clinton salutes long-running mission work in New York

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.”

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Speaking of peace at Church Center for UN 50th

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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Across from U.N., a place for the people

  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 …

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United Methodists to take part in weeklong focus on global migration

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.

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Social agency urges United Methodists to ask Congress to negotiate, not attack Syria

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.

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Women of Color Scholars taking leadership role

Current and former Women of Color Scholars involved in the recent Pacific Asian North American Asian Women Theology and Ministry conference are, from left, Jung Ha Kim, Rita Nakashima Brock, Ahyun Lee, Hannah Ka, June Hee Yoon and Anne Joh.

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.

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