NEW YORK – United Methodist Women (UMW) today announced a special video chat focused on the crisis at the southern border. The call with UMW members will occur via Zoom video conferencing and feature Deaconess Cindy Johnson of the organization’s Office of Deaconess and Home Missioner. Johnson will discuss the organization’s work at the border, make an appeal for women of faith to become more involved in advocacy on behalf of immigrants and outline what members can do to support migrants nationally and in their respective communities. The call is open press. Registration is required: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/2aae59bc590a062adc2040ba88984b7b.
United Methodist Women is the largest, denominational organization for women in the country. With over 500,000 members across the world, the organization is active on a range of social justice issues such as the school-to-prison pipeline, climate justice, immigration, and maternal health. The Aug. 29 talk is part of a regularly series of monthly online chats, titled #UMWFaithTalks, featuring United Methodist Women book authors and social justice leaders. Prior #UMWFaithTalks calls have drawn upwards of 200 members.
WHO: Members of UMW
WHAT: United Methodist Women Faith Talk on the Crisis at the Border
WHEN: Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. EST
WHERE: Register here: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/2aae59bc590a062adc2040ba88984b7b
Background on Deaconess Cindy Johnson
Cindy Johnson lives in Brownsville, TX. She was commissioned as a Deaconess in 2009 and serves as a consultant for the Office of Deaconess and Home Missioner. Cindy worked as a teacher for 30 years, has been involved with United Methodist Women at all levels and currently serves on the United Methodist Women Program Advisory Group. She was a lay delegate to General Conference and Jurisdictional Conference in 2012 and 2016. Cindy is involved in a detention visitation ministry, Justice for our Neighbors of South Texas, the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, and serves on the General Board of Church and Society.