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Destination Peace & Planet Mobilization at U.N.

Sparta UMC participates in New Jersey Peace Action trip coinciding with Nuclear Proliferation Treaty Review. read more »

May 15, 2015

7th World Water Forum

Civil society organizations ‘co-opted’ into fold

Problematic ‘solutions’ offered by corporate organizations to water crisis, according to Ecumenical Water Network coordinator. read more »

May 15, 2015

Educators to explore human-rights network

United Methodist institutions from 5 continents to take part

General Board of Higher Education & Ministry to host intercultural dialogue involving 13 universities. read more »

by Tom Gillem
on May 07, 2015

Seeing ‘sacred worth’ in females

What would the world look like?

Panel tied to 59th U.N. Commission on Status of Women discusses ways to achieve empowerment. read more »

by Linda Bloom
on March 25, 2015

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

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