Domestic Violence

Let’s Be the Church that Models Human Dignity

Growing up in North Carolina and south Georgia, one of our family pastimes was watching sports, especially basketball, baseball and football. Sitting in my grandfather’s lap, I heard endless stories about great players whom he respected because they were giving back to the community. Football games were gathering... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on January 30, 2015

Caring for All of God’s Creation

"…All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. Whatever befalls the earth befalls the sons and daughters of the earth. Men and women did not weave the web of life; they are merely strands in it. Whatever one does to the web, one does to oneself." ... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on April 15, 2013

Supply and Demand: Profit over People?

A child’s life is like a piece of paper on which every passerby leaves a mark. Chinese proverb “There but for the grace of God go I”, is a phrase that I hear frequently from people reflecting on pain and suffering, and I must admit, it... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on October 16, 2012

Latest National Call Emphasizes Local Work & Issues Call to Action

United Methodist advocates who would like to see an end to domestic violence and human trafficking convened a national conference call on August 30th to hear stories from other UMC leaders who are tackling these issues in their local communities. The call was the second in a regular series aimed... read more»

Posted by Erica Johnson on September 10, 2012

National Call-In Day to Urge Legislators to Pass VAWA

Call your Congresswomen and men and tell them to ACT NOW to pass VAWA. Separate Senate and House versions reauthorizing the Violence Against Women Act have been passed, but since then, the reauthorization of VAWA has stalled. The two versions of the bill have important differences. The House version omits... read more»

Posted by Amee Paparella on September 07, 2012

Organizing to END domestic violence in the Desert Southwest

As the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) is stalled in its reauthorization vote, ten women gathered in Las Vegas in Julyto take part in a powerful training to help build a UMC campaign to end domestic violence. Getty Images Leaders in the Desert Southwest Annual Conference (DSWAC) came together to... read more»

Posted by Erica Johnson on August 16, 2012

Take Action! Violence Against Women Act National Day of Action - June 26

10 DAYS OF ACTION to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act NATIONAL RALLY JUNE 26th, 2012 U.S. Capitol, at 1st Street & Constitution Ave. 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Stand up! Speak out! Join the hundreds and be part of 10 Days of Action across the United States to reauthorize the REAL... read more»

Posted by Linda Bales Todd on June 14, 2012

Violence Against Women Act passes Senate; now let’s get the House on board!

I report with great joy that 15 Republicans joined every Democrat in the U.S. Senate to pass the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), 68 to 31 yesterday. The vote reauthorizes for five years many services for abused persons. Senate passage is something to celebrate, but we must not rest on this. Please... read more»

Posted by Linda Bales Todd on April 27, 2012

End Domestic Violence & Human Trafficking

We want to END Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking. It’s a simple statement and a heavy task for United Methodists and our allies. That’s why it is such a pleasure to introduce you to Erica Johnson, our newly appointed National Organizer for Women & Children! To... read more»

Posted by Joe Kim on March 08, 2012