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Defining women’s progress

United Methodist Women focus on grassroots level

To move to next level, women need supportive, inclusive policies, UMW executive states at panel in conjunction with Commission on Status of Women. read more »

by Linda Bloom
on March 16, 2015

A ‘right to hope’

Panel on climate change and human rights

World Council of Churches chief executive said hope should not be passive waiting, but part of active process towards justice and peace. read more »

March 16, 2015

Beijing Declaration 20 years later

International Women’s Day March 8

United Methodists among those assessing progress at 59th session of Commission on Status & Role of Women. read more »

by Linda Bloom
on March 09, 2015

20 ways to empower women

March 17 panel to discuss gender equality

Panel will review 20-year-old Beijing Declaration as side event at 59th Session of the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women. read more »

March 09, 2015

There are no exceptional conditions

With alarming regularity, nations violate human rights

International human-rights law cannot be trifled with or circumvented, but must be fully observed, declares new U.N. High Commissioner. read more »

by Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein
on March 09, 2015

Extremism targets females

Violent politics of exclusion, intolerance and misogyny promoted

Religion being used as political, cultural and social force against women and girls, says U.N. Women executive. read more »

by Lopa Banerjee
on February 23, 2015

Human dignity sets tone for work

Symposium on ‘Role of Religion & Faith-based Organizations in International Affairs’

Restoring human dignity to marginalized important task for Church as it strives for human rights. read more »

by Linda Bloom
on January 26, 2015

‘Human Dignity & Human Rights’

Symposium on role of religion in international affairs

General Board of Church & Society, United Methodist Women, Seventh-Day Adventists, World Council of Churches organize Jan. 21 event at Church Center for UN. read more »

December 18, 2014

Ebola crisis challenge to human rights

Health is human right

Anniversary of Universal Declaration of Human Rights opportune time to acknowledge how health profoundly touches on civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights. read more »

by the Rev. Liberato Bautista and Jillian Abballe with Jefferson Knight, the Rev. Ande Emmanuel and Davidson Amos Dulums
on December 12, 2014

Working for a Just and Lasting Peace Advocacy Packet

"Working for a Just and Lasting Peace in Israel and Palestine" is an advocacy packet created by the General Board of Church & Society and the Global Ministries of the United Methodist Church. The advocacy packet contains a multitude of educational resources for use in local congregations, including information on... read more »

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