Women Who Want Change, Step Up to Make It Happen!

December 05, 2013

United Methodist Women host Assembly 2014
NEW YORK, N.Y. — At the heart of important issues is a question: How does change happen? United Methodist Women know how to Make It Happen! We work at the grass-roots level and create safe spaces for women to work on issues facing our communities compassionately, peacefully and collaboratively. At the 19th quadrennial Assembly of United Methodist Women, “Make It Happen!” will be the theme. The Assembly will be held in Louisville, Ky., at the Kentucky International Convention Center, Friday, April 25, to Sunday, April 27.
Knowing every woman can make a tremendous difference, we chose the ultimate grass-roots miracle for our Assembly scripture: Mark 6:30-44, the story of Jesus feeding the 5,000 with five loaves of bread and two fish.
Thousands of women of all ages, backgrounds and faiths will attend workshops and services that will equip them with leadership skills, information, resources and spiritual nourishment.
Some of the workshop topics that will be discussed:
• Reproductive and maternal health.
• Building an anti-human-trafficking network.
• Social justice as a spiritual pursuit.
• Race and immigration.
• Culture of violence in the United States.
• Hate in the Hallways: Helping children cope with bullies and cyberbullying.
Assembly 2014 participants will return to their communities with a renewed sense of spiritual enlightenment and leadership abilities. Together they will tackle the issues in this country and throughout the world to Make It Happen! for women, children and youth.
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For more information about Assembly 2014, or to schedule an interview with General Secretary Harriett Jane Olson, call Anissa New-Walker at 212.870.3849 or e-mail awalker@unitedmethodistwomen.org.