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How Long O Lord – A Theology of Grieving in Light of Police Brutality

In the aftermath of yet another shooting by police brutality towards innocent Black Americans and now also innocent police officers in a horribly misguided act of retaliation​, I notice a creeping sense of hopelessness and helplessness surround my friends and family.  Two deaths at routine stops and […]

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Church Women Do More Than Just Pray

Church Women Do More Than Just Pray   Church Women United is an ecumenical organization of church women, dedicated to racial and social justice. In our work, we certainly do more than just pray. We organize, recognize, worship, and we consistently stand for justice. Throughout the years, […]

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Church Women United Mourns the Orlando Tragedy

The women of Church Women United are grieving today after the shooting at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando Florida. We are distraught and angry that this is yet another mass shooting in a long series of shooting over the past years. We are also saddened by […]

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Faith Matters in the Black Lives Matter Conversation

In the article, “You look like a Thug!” by Rev. Alonzo Johnson, he talks about overhearing someone say, “Look at him, he doesn’t look like a pastor; he looks like a thug!” While many of us might find this surprising or even shocking to say to an […]

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Tell Congress to Vote for a New Budget that Helps Flint

To affirm and sign the following petition through Groundswell, click HERE >> TO: MEMBERS OF THE U.S. CONGRESS As clergy, and faith leaders, and people of many faiths, we urge you to support The People’s Budget, introduced by the co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Congressmen Keith […]

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Black History Month: Celebrating these Black Women Who Have Served as Presidents of CWU

This Black History Month, we especially celebrate the lives of these women who have given their time and talent serving as presidents of Church Women United. Special thanks to Bettie Durrah and Claudette Rainey for compiling this information. View a printable version of their compiled document HERE. […]

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LOCAL: CWU Newark Reports on May Friendship Day 2015

CWU Newark Reports on May Friendship Day 2015 LINDA Y. SMITH, PROGRAM CHAIR NEWARK UNIT – May Friendship Day kicked off this year’s theme “Our Journey Together” as we focused on the “Journey of the Caregiver.”   Caregiving is a task entrusted to us by God.  We take […]

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Your Guide to CWU Communications

There are lots of ways to keep in touch with Church Women United! We’ve created a new infographic to help people in our community understand the different kinds of communications that CWU offers. Click HERE to download a high resolution version of the graphic to print and share […]

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The UN and Feeding of the 5000: A Reflection on CSW59

The UN and Feeding of the 5000: A Reflection on CSW59   HEIDI THORSEN – Church Women United is no stranger to the United Nations, having sent NGO representatives for decades to voice a Christian women’s perspective on global issues. I was a stranger however, when I […]

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Janet Vernon Reports on Hunger in Working America

Janet Vernon Reports on Hunger in Working America JANET VERNON, DC Unit CWU President – Oxfam America and Bread for the World sponsored a lunch discussion of Hunger in Working Families on December 3, 2014, in Washington, DC.  The recently released report Paycheck to Pantry: Hunger in […]

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