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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

Faith Talks: Faith Talks are monthly conversations that explore themes and resources that empower United Methodist Women members to put faith, hope and love into action.
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United Methodist Women

Faith Talks Podcast: Dismantling Racism

We must end racism now. We cannot burden another generation with this. Listen in on this Faith Talks conversation as we talk about the United Methodist Church’s Dismantling Racism: Pressing On to Freedom initiative.

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The 2019-2020 Program Book explores biblical passages of light from the Old and New Testaments. Image courtesy of United Methodist Women.
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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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This study encourages all of us—participants and study leaders alike—to be aware of our feelings, understand what the Bible teaches us about the role of feelings in our lives, find ways we can cultivate strength to deal with challenges, and discover a community in which to celebrate. Image courtesy of United Methodist Women.
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UMW Managing Our Emotions: A children's study

This study encourages all of us to be aware of our feelings and find ways we can cultivate strength to deal with challenges and discover a community in which to celebrate.

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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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Mission u 2019 Leader Training Events in Tempe, Arizona, May 1-4, 2019. Photo by Laura Poarch, courtesy of United Methodist Women.

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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Anita Watkins (right) shops for clothing and household items at the Free Store at United Methodist Church for All People in Columbus, Ohio, as part of the Ubuntu Day of Service during the United Methodist Women Assembly 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Helping her are Becky Kegnans (left), a United Methodist Woman from the North Texas Conference, and Kathy Wallace, who works at the Free Store. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Mission Resources

Mission needs to be carried out with education, preparation, action and advocacy, and mutual learning and partnerships. Find a wide variety of resources ranging from web content, to print materials, to learning experiences and opportunities to serve.

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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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