For more than 150 years, Methodist women organized for mission have worked in the name of Jesus to take positions on social justice issues and change legislation, systems, structures and practices considered unjust and oppressive. These bold foremothers advocated to end lynching, improve women’s health, raise women’s status in society, organize for fair wages and benefits for workers and families and adopt the Charter for Racial Justice.
Today, we continue to build on this foundation as we work to end maternal mortality, attain a living wage for all, interrupt the school-to-prison pipeline and ensure energy that is just for all. As United Methodist Women of the 21st century, we are called to be bold in our witness, working to dismantle systems of oppression and build, together, a better world. To learn more...
In support of United Methodist Women's national focus on Mass Incarceration, West Ohio United Methodist Women has connected with All In Community whose mission it is to train, resource, and connect WOC churches to embrace those impacted by crime, incarceration, and systems of injustice. Through this program, we are able to offer United Methodist Women many options and opportunities to live out our calling in social justice. You can learn more about the programs offered by All in Community by visiting the West Ohio Conference United Methodist Church website.
Health care for women and children is at the heart of United Methodist Women today, and has been since the organization was founded in the 1800’s when in 1869, Dr. Clara Swain was sent to Bareilly, India, to provide quality medical care to women. In keeping with this heritage, West Ohio United Methodist Women believe that mental health is essential to a person’s well-being, healthy family and interpersonal relationships, and the ability to live a full and productive life. During 2022, we will be exploring ways we can help each other, our friends, and our families improve our self-care; manage our stress, depression, and anxiety; and deal with grief and loss.
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