Slideshow: Women unite at 2014 Assembly

More than 7,000 United Methodist women attended the 2014 UMW Assembly in Louisville, Kentucky. Photographers Mike DuBose and Paul Jeffrey captured these highlights of the April 25-27 gathering, which offered opportunities for study, worship, fellowship and social action.

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Immigration
A guide using a raft made from inner tubes ferries people across the Suchiate River from Guatemala into Mexico near Ciudad Hidalgo. Migrants routinely cross the border into Mexico here, many of them hoping to eventually make their way to the United States. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Photo essay: Strangers and sojourners

As record numbers of migrants continue to cross Mexico’s southern border, the Methodist Church of Mexico is seeking new ways to be in ministry with immigrant families on the move. UM News accompanied church leaders and longtime partners as they sought ways to help. Mike DuBose reports.
Social Concerns
Susan Kim. Photo courtesy of the author.

Where do Korean Americans stand?

Asian Americans often confront implicit bias in questions like “Where are you really from?” Susan Sungsil Kim has crafted responses to such questions that stand up for her rights while also providing an educational opportunity to those who ask.
General Agencies
United Women in Faith is the new name of the organization for women in The United Methodist Church. Logo courtesy of United Women in Faith.

Women’s agency hits refresh, expands welcome

United Women in Faith is the new name of the organization for women in The United Methodist Church. Harriett Jane Olson and Sally Vonner of what used to be United Methodist Women answer questions about the rebranding.