For women, for justice, for Christ
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Methodist Women in Britain (MWiB) is a self-financing volunteer-run charity within the Methodist Church in Britain.
Its aims are three-fold:
· to bring women together, encouraging one another to know Christ and to make him known, as Methodist women and as part of the wider Church in the world;
· to encourage, resource and train women members of the Methodist Church, equipping them to participate more fully in the wider church and in society;
· to connect women in Britain with women overseas, working in partnership with others to raise awareness of and act upon issues of social justice around the world.
It does this by:
· providing fellowship and training events, including residential conferences and one day events;
· producing print and online resources and publications, for worship and spiritual growth and for advocating and providing information on issues of social concern;
· highlighting areas of need and raising funds or providing other goods or services to support partners and agencies working to alleviate poverty and injustice.
The MWiB Forum acts as the Trustees and the main decision-making body of the charity, and outside of Forum meetings the work of MWiB is taken forward by an Executive team of five women.
MWiB works closely with the wider Methodist Church, particularly the Global Relationships Team, and is a full member of the World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women, and whenever possible seeks to work in partnership with other organisations – All We Can (Methodist Relief and Development), Touchstone, Methodist Heritage, Twelvebaskets, and more – whose work is in line with our own aims and purposes. The work, activities, events and projects undertaken by MWiB are largely based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, all of which is encompassed by four main areas of focus:
~ Creative Spirituality ~
~ World Church Focus ~
~ Global Social Justice ~
~ Resourcing and Enabling ~
MWiB continues a remarkable heritage of worship, witness, mission and service through its women’s movements, dating back to the mid 19th century. We are proud to work in partnership with Methodist Heritage, and delighted that Epworth Old Rectory has become home to the Methodist Church’s Women’s Collection. We look forward to continuing our partnership working together, not only highlighting that heritage but also continuing to record the stories of ordinary women doing extraordinary things, supporting others through prayer and partnership, raising awareness and raising money, and taking action on issues of injustice and inequality.
For more information about MWiB and news of our current activities, visit our website: www.mwib.org.uk
To join the MWiB mailing list for quarterly newsletters and regular updates, email: firstname.lastname@example.org