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As it fosters spiritual growth and develops leaders, United Methodist Women (UMW) seek to improve the lives of women, children and youth in the United States and internationally. UMW advocates on peace and justice, economic inequality, education, the rights of children, human rights and farm workers' rights. UMW supports its work with a scriptural basis and adheres to the denominational mandates in The Book of Discipline and The Book of Resolutions

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United Methodist Women

Let Your Light Shine

Explore biblical understandings to be God's light in the world as Christ's disciples. Find encouragement to shine a light on issues that marginalize and be challenged to practice justice.

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Participants discuss the work of United Methodist Women at their annual Board and Program Advisory Group meeting, in March 2017. Photo by Hattice McCord, courtesy of United Methodist Women.
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United Methodist Women

Equipping women and girls to be leaders

The United Methodist Church trains women and girls around the world to be leaders in communities, agencies, governments and churches.

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United Methodist Women

MIssion u Action 2019: Paid family and medical leave

Paid family and medical leave is essential to guaranteeing all workers a living wage.

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People from from around the world participate in a rally against private prisons during the 2012 United Methodist General Conference in Tampa, Fla. The rally was sponsored by United Methodist Women and the United Methodist Task Force on Immigration. A UMNS photo by Paul Jeffrey.

Service and advocacy

United Methodist Women has been challenging social injustice for almost 150 years, working to improve the lives of women, children and youth nationally and internationally. We work for justice through compassionate service and advocacy to change unfair policies and systems.

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Equipping leaders

United Methodist Women provides and supports leadership development of its members to give women of all racial, ethnic, language and economic groups the opportunity to realize their full potential and to participate in the life of the church and society.

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Reading program

The Reading Program encourages members to think critically about current issues through an annual selection of member-reviewed books. It offers an excellent opportunity to deepen your spirituality and to broaden your understanding of our mission work.
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response, an award-winning publication, is the official magazine of United Methodist Women.

response magazine

response, an award-winning publication, is the official magazine of United Methodist Women and is published by the national office. Each issue will touch your heart, stir your soul, and challenge your mind. Topics and issues cover spiritual growth, mission outreach and reports on our local, national and international work.
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