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Elizabeth Jimenez (foreground) helps sort donated clothing for recent immigrants from Central America in the welcome center at the Holding Institute in Laredo, Texas. Jimenez was a student in the boarding school at Holding, a United Methodist Women National Mission Institution. She is flanked by, from left: Rosa Maria Narvaez, Lydia Mejorado and Elva Guzman. The volunteers are from La Trinidad United Methodist Church in Laredo. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.; Mike DuBose, UMNS

Nonprofit finds new life in meeting immigrants’ needs

United Methodist Women-supported Holding Institute has become a center of humanitarian relief in Laredo Read More

A coyote, or smuggler, (right) uses his hands to paddle a rubber raft full of immigrants across the Rio Grande from Mexico to the U.S. side of the river in Roma, Texas. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.; Mike DuBose, UMNS

Border visit brings immigration crisis into focus

Reacting to the surge from Central America, United Methodist delegation comes to Rio Grande Valley for tour and strategizing. Read More

Tip workers legally earn just $2.13 an hour, a figure that has not changed in over 20 years. A book by Saru Jayaraman titled, “Behind the Kitchen Door” helps readers see through the eyes of the worker and the need for a change in a system making workers dependent on their customers’ tips to make a living. “Behind the Kitchen Door” will be part of the United Methodist Women’s 2015 reading program.

Serving up fair wages should be number one tip

"Behind the Kitchen Door," a book advocating for fair wages for restaurant workers, is on the 2015 reading list for United Methodist Women. Read More

More than 7,000 women attended the United Methodist Women's Assembly 2014 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky.

Women pray, march, celebrate at Assembly 2014

More than 7,000 women from around the world came to Louisville, Ky., for the quadrennial gathering of United Methodist Women. Read More