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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Peggy Billings, a retired staff executive with the Women’s Division (now United Methodist Women) and World Division, United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, died July 19, 2019, at the age of 90. 1983 file photo courtesy of the Board of Global Ministries.

Peggy Billings, social justice advocate, dies at 90

The Mississippi native made her mark as a missionary to Korea, civil rights activist and staff executive with United Methodist Women and Global Ministries.
Social Concerns
A United Methodist women’s choir sings during a consultation on peace and Christian unity in Uvira, Congo. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UM News.

United Methodist women determined to restore peace in Kivu

At consultations in Bukavu and Uvira, women seek solutions to years of conflict in Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Mission and Ministry
The United Methodist Women Association of Cameroon has donated food and household items to internally displaced people, mostly women and children, who are living in the bushes in the southwest region of the country. Photo by Collette Ndobe, UM News.

Cameroon women assist internally displaced people

As violence forces women and children to seek refuge in the bush, and the United Methodist Women Association Cameroon is reaching out to help internally displaced people.