I’ve spent the past three days in Birmingham, AL attending the United Methodist Women‘s National Seminar–an event that happens every 4 years. This year, the seminar hopes to explore and understand the ministry of reconciliation as we reflect on diversity of race, ethnicity, age and geographic makeup through Bible study, reflection, dialogue about social, political and economic realities of our day. We’re covering issues of climate change, human trafficking, domestic violence and immigration–social issues that the church is finding ways to address.
What I appreciate is their intentionality to equip attendees in works of justice-service, advocacy, caring and hospitality so that we can strengthen the witness of the United Methodist Women at our local church, district and conference levels. Here are a few images from the past few days. Words on our visit to the Civil Rights Institute and site visits to learn about human trafficking will follow, soon.