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Help ‘intercept’ human trafficking during Super Bowl

Thousands will travel to Phoenix for the big game, but many will be there by force. Find out how United Methodist Women plan to ‘huddle’ to help combat human trafficking. Read More

A woman cries beside a closed window. Photo illustration by Ronny Perry, United Methodist Communications.

Human Trafficking Awareness Day is Jan. 11

12.3 million people worldwide are in forced labor, bonded labor and forced prostitution. How can you help put an end to slavery? Find resources and information. Read More

United Methodists this year mourned the passing of pioneering leaders of United Methodist Women, a founder of United Methodist Men and a poet who met with Presidents. Photo illustration by Kathryn Price, United Methodist Communications

2014: United Methodists of note remembered

United Methodists mourned the passing of pioneering leaders of United Methodist Women, a champion of United Methodist Men and a poet who met with Presidents. Read More

A purple ribbon to promote awareness of Domestic Violence. Illustration by Messer Woland, Wikimedia Commons.

Resources to raise awareness about domestic violence

United Methodist Women offers fact sheets, discussion starters and useful links to increase understanding about domestic violence and help churches help victims. Read More

(At right) Taryonnoh N. Doe, vice president of Liberia United Methodist Women, shows an Ebola awareness poster as part of the UMW’s anti-Ebola campaign.

Liberia UMW feeds minds, stomachs during Ebola crisis

United Methodist Women in Liberia bringing food to quarantined communities and doing training on how to prevent and recognize Ebola. Read More

Domestic abuse; photo illustration by Ronny Perry, United Methodist Communications

Church’s domestic violence response predates NFL news

But, advocates say, churches can do more to bring sunlight to an issue too often left behind closed doors. Read More

Victor See Yen, left, and Ron McBee of Heritage O.P., an acoustic percussion and vocal ensemble, drum for peace during a symposium Sept. 19 at the Church Center for the United Nations. Photo by Linda Bloom, UMNS.

Talking about ‘The Things That Make for Peace’

To honor International Day of Peace, United Methodist Women and partner groups organize symposium at Church Center for the United Nations. Read More

Protest at Publix for farm workers' rights. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Church helps change lives of farmworkers

Through the deliberate efforts of United Methodists, the lives of tomato pickers and other workers have slowly improved over the last decade. Read More

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 United Methodist Women from La Trinidad United Methodist Church in Laredo. Photo by 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.

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

Mary Harris, who leads a ministry for the deaf at Conway UMC, Orlando, demonstrates sign language communication at a Mission u workshop.  Photo by Susan Green, UMW.

UMW event urges awareness of disabilities

Educational program shows how something as simple as sign language or patience can help take down barriers for those with disabilities. Read More

A member of Crossroads United Methodist cooks food for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

FDA Taps Church Ladies For Food Mission

Chefs prep hundreds of pounds of food that no one will ever taste. It’s all in the name of food safety and proceeds go to feed hungry families. View

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

With help from U.S. partners, women from Latin American participated in a Methodist Women Leadership Conference in Perú. Photo courtesy General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.

Supporting clergywomen in Latin America

With help from U.S. partners, women from Latin America participated in a Methodist Women Leadership Conference in Perú. “As good Methodists, we made connections!” Read More

M. Garlinda Burton (right) and Kathi Smith Edwards celebrate after being consecrated as deaconesses in the United Methodist Church during the United Methodist Women's Assembly at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Slideshow: Women unite at 2014 Assembly

More than 7,000 United Methodist women attended the 2014 Assembly. See photo highlights of the gathering, which offered opportunities for study, worship, fellowship and social action. View

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

Hillary Rodham Clinton (center) waves to participants at the United Methodist Women's Assembly at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky., following her address to the group. She is flanked by Yvette Richards (left) and Harriett Jane Olson of United Methodist Women.

Hillary Clinton: ‘Time to roll up our sleeves, make it happen’

Addressing United Methodist Women, Clinton highlights her church roots and commends the women's commitment to the social gospel. Read More

Yvette Richards (left), of the United Methodist Women Board of Directors, helps prepare food at the Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, on April 24, 2014, the Ubuntu day of service before the United Methodist Women Assembly. The church provides food to homeless and underemployed people. With her is Andrew Thomas, the lead chef. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

600 women on a mission to love their neighbors

The day before their 2014 Assembly, volunteers from United Methodist Women scattered across the city of Louisville, KY to do good and learn about their neighbors. View

Photo of Hillary Clinton by Domenica Comfort, courtesy of United Methodist City Society.

Follow Hillary Clinton’s speech to United Methodist Women

Address is part of worship 9 to 11 a.m. ET April 26 at the UMW Assembly in Louisville, Ky. Follow on Twitter at #Assembly2014. Visit Site

Sara Dominguez works in child care at Dallas Bethlehem Center, including supervising this exuberant 20-month-old. Photo by Sam Hodges, UMNS

Dallas center experiences a resurrection

Closed in 2011, UMW mission institution reopens with diverse support from churches, community. Read More

United Methodist Women

United Methodist Women is the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice. Read More

In this 1979 photo, Hoover (right) and Mai Gray (center), president of the Women’s Division, greeted Lee Tae-young, affiliated with Ewha University in South Korea.

Remembering Theressa Hoover, woman of firsts

Trailblazing African-American female became a top executive in the denomination and a mentor who was “larger than life…gentle as a dove.” Read More