Monthly Archives: March 2013

response: Caring for Creation (March 2013)

Caring for Creation: Deaconess and Home Missioner Ministries With the Environment by Myka Kennedy Stephens About 10 minutes away from the local filling station on a secluded farm road stands a humble collection of buildings. There’s a farmhouse from the previous century, a barn with a metal roof and across the road is a more […]

response: Message From the President (March 2013)

Enjoy United Methodist Women President Yvette Richards’s column from the March 2013 issue from response:  Message From the President I give you thanks, O Lord, with my whole heart; before the gods I sing your praise. Psalm 138:1 This month we celebrate Women’s History Month. United Methodist Women’s history is filled with women who have […]

response: How to Use This Issue (March 2013)

Beginning this month I’ll be sharing with you here my monthly column featured in our magazine, response! In my column, “How to Use This Issue,” I suggest ways readers can use that month’s issue to reflect, discuss or act based on the stories shared within. As managing editor of the magazine, writing this column is […]

Faith’s Response to Domestic Violence: A CSW-57 Workshop

On Tuesday, March 5, United Methodist Women organized and moderated parallel event at the 57th Commission on the Status of Women exploring the critical but often hidden issue of domestic violence from a U.S. context and a Christian perspective. Participants dialogued with panelists on faith issues in domestic violence and best practices for faith groups. […]

Prevention of Psychological Harm in the Face of Violence

Prevention of Psychological Harm in the Face of Violence was a panel discussion in regards to what to do after you save peoples lives and how do you reconstruct them? The panel gave a brief discussion and screened the movie 21 Up South Africa: Mandela’s Children. The movie follows 14 children from when they were […]

Today is the day to rise up…

One of todays panels was, It Is Time To Act: Preventing Gender-Based Violence by Strongly Supporting Gender Equality and Mutual Respect among School-age Children, Boys and Girls. It Is Time to Act provided a panel of women who are trying to prevent gender based violence by speaking up and providing an outlet for youth today […]

Discussing Violence, Economics and War

This week United Methodist Women is participating in the 57th session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57), with an international delegation representing us at U.N. events and serving as panelists and presenters at our parallel events at our Church Center for the United Nations, across the street from the U.N. The theme […]