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Cover of a timeline for racial justice, created by United Methodist Women. Courtesy United Methodist Women.

A Racial Justice Timeline

United Methodist Women has, from its beginnings, tried to build a community and social order without racial barriers as this timeline shows. View

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

Cristina Manabat of the Philippines (front) joins a United Methodist Women's rally for the right to clean water for all outside the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Hearing the plea: Safe water for all

From Michigan to Liberia, Portland to Philippines and Honduras, communities are denied clean water. Read More

Religion and Race sponsors briefing for delegates of color, friends

“For those who say the issues of religion and race are no longer relevant,” says Erin Hawkins, “turn on the television.” Read More

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

Human Trafficking Awareness Day is Jan. 11

As many as 30 million people internationally fall victim to human trafficking. How can you help end this epidemic? Find resources and information. Read More

The Global Media Monitoring Project’s 2015 report was launched during a Nov. 23 press conference at the United Nations. Representatives of United Methodist Women, the World Association for Christian Communication and UN Women took part. Poster graphic courtesy of WACC

2015 report: Women lag far behind men in media coverage

Globally, progress stands still over past five years in portrayal and representation of women in the news media. Read More

Photo courtesy of Joseph Briddock

Which Methodist women made this quilt?

A British man would like to know which “Methodist Ladies of New York” made the quilt his family has kept for 70 years since its arrival in a CARE package. Read More

Recognizing women as peacemakers

Fifteen years ago, Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury — then president of the U.N. Security Council — helped bring global attention to the unrecognized contributions that women make toward peace. The adoption of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1325 during that... Read More

A panel discussion on a recent United Methodist Women-sponsored dialogue between Russian and Ukrainian women included, from left, Kateryna Levchenko, Harriett Jane Olson, Tatiana Dwyer and Natalia Khodyreva. Not pictured is Martha Kebalo. Photo by Beryl Goldberg for United Methodist Women

Russian, Ukrainian women seek peace together

United Methodist Women members arrange for a Russian-Ukrainian dialogue on the conflict between the two countries. 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

Women lay wreaths at the spot where Hannah Bockaire’s body was found on Lumley Beach in western Freetown, Sierra Leone.  United Methodists are among those protesting her brutal death and alleged gang rape. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS

Death of young woman in Sierra Leone sparks protests

United Methodist women add their voices to those of women’s rights, religious and civil society leaders angered by brutal crime. Read More

Winnet Matiza, 76, models The United Methodist Church Zimbabwe uniform with another woman at the inaugural Chitungwiza-Marondera District modeling show.  Matiza, right, was crowned “queen” at the show. Photo by Evelyn Chikwanah, UMNS

Women model United Methodist uniforms

The goal of a modeling competition held by a group of United Methodist churches in Zimbabwe was to instill confidence. Read More

Participants of the Cuban travel seminar for clergywomen sponsored by General Board of Higher Education and Ministry and Boston School of Theology. Photo courtesy, GBHEM.

Clergywomen explore politics, religion in Cuba

Seminar explores Cuban women’s issues, and the evolution of the Cuban Christian church at historic time in countries’ relationship. Read More

Transcript: The Founding Mothers of Mother’s Day

Back to Video In the late 1860s, before there was an official Mother’s Day holiday in the U.S., a Methodist mom organized “Mothers’ Friendship Day,” at which mothers gathered with former Union and Confederate soldiers to promote reconciliation.... More

Intercept Human Trafficking logo, courtesy United Methodist Women.

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

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