Quick News: Virtual Mass Poor People’s Assembly 6/20/20, New Faith Talks

In this ECR District UMW Quick News:  Join United Methodist Women in a virtual Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington on June 20.  Also, the monthly UMW “Faith Talks” online conversations continue to empower us to put faith, hope and love into action with the June 18 topic, “Caring for the Body.”


June 20, 2020: Virtual Mass Poor People’s Assembly

Join United Methodist Women and hundreds of organizations & grassroots movements as we unite from coast-to-coast for a virtual Mass Poor People’s Assembly and Moral March on Washington, DC.

The Poor People’s Campaign reminds us that “Everyone has a Right to Live.” The turmoil in our nation reveals long-term structural injustice and we cannot go back to an untenable “normal.”

United Methodist Women is a national faith member of the Poor People’s Campaign, A National Call for Moral Revival, and serves on their Prophetic Council of faith leaders. With the Poor People’s Campaign, they demand voting rights and a just economy, and encourage local individuals and groups to connect to the campaign for local faith and community responses.

Building on the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s Poor People’s Campaign of 50 years ago, the campaign addresses the intersecting realities of poverty, racism, environmental degradation and militarism, including State violence in communities of color in the U.S. It integrates United Methodist Women priorities of Economic Inequality, Racial Justice and Ending Mass Incarceration, Climate Justice and Maternal Health.

Read more on our website.

Mass Poor People's Assembly and Moral March on WashingtonSaturday, June 20, 2020
Live broadcast at 7 am PDT
Rebroadcast:
Sat., June 20, 2020,
 3 pm PDT
Sun., June 21, 2020, 3 pm PDT

Event info and register here: poorpeoplescampaign.org

More about United Methodist Women’s involvement at elcaminorealumw.org.

Faith Talks June 18: “Caring for the Body”

The next conversation will be on Thursday, June 18, at 11:00am PDT, “Faith Talks with Ghylian Bell: Caring for the Body.”

Faith Talks are monthly conversations with United Methodist Women hosted by Jennifer R Farmer, Spotlight PR.  Each conversation explores themes and resources that empower us to put faith, hope and love into action. You can register in advance for each podcast, or listen to them afterwards from the Faith Talks web page, https://www.unitedmethodistwomen.org/faithtalks

Other available podcasts include these:

  • Faith Talks with Liz Lee: Creation Care, Sustainability and Climate Justice
  • Faith Talks: Emotion and Anxiety
  • Faith Talks: Coronavirus, Faithfulness, and Online Worship
Faith Talks UMW podcasts

Get more info about the FaithTalks podcasts here.

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