t of women murdered in the U.S.     

are murdered by their husbands, ex-husbands or      

boyfriends?  (U.S. Bureau of Crime Statistics) 

3.  That Christian women often feel compelled to     

stay in abusive relationships by scripture mandating     

them to stay submit to their husband or turn the     

other check?     (Center for the Prevent of Sexual     

Abuse and Domestic Violence)

4.  That Abuse occurs in communities of every racial      

composition and every economic status, in rural     

areas as well as cities, in families adhering to every       

religion and to no religion?

5.  That men are also victims of domestic violence? 

(All of the information above included in a pamphlet

Provided by General Board of Church & Society of

The United Methodist Church--Faith & Facts,  Domestic

Violence)

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ANSWER!  

Do you know.......................................  

1.  That Globally, at least one in every three women have     

been beaten, coerced into sex, or abused in some way      

most often by someone she knows, including her      

husband or another male family member?

(Information from Johns Hopkins School of Public Health) 

2.  That thirty percent of women murdered in the U.S.     

are murdered by their husbands, ex-husbands or      

boyfriends?  (U.S. Bureau of Crime Statistics) 

3.  That Christian women often feel compelled to     

stay in abusive relationships by scripture mandating     

them to stay submit to their husband or turn the     

other check?     (Center for the Prevent of Sexual     

Abuse and Domestic Violence)

4.  That Abuse occurs in communities of every racial      

composition and every economic status, in rural     

areas as well as cities, in families adhering to every       

religion and to no religion?

5.  That men are also victims of domestic violence? 

(All of the information above included in a pamphlet

Provided by General Board of Church & Society of

The United Methodist Church--Faith & Facts,  Domestic

Violence)

    Drop your two cents worth in the    

container for each "No" answer.     

Do you know that...............      

1.  That violence against women, children and youth is a major  

     concern of the Methodist Women in Brazil?    

2.  That during the last decade, Methodist Women have done        

tremendous work on raising consciousness about women's real

        life- concerning their suffering and uncovering the situation of

       poverty, racism and domestic violence in Brazil?     

3.  That Methodist Women have developed studies and seminars to

         read the Bible in a way that help women discover the source of

        their self esteem and dignity?     

4.  That according to a National Household Sample Survey compiled

         by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistic, more than

         one million women were reported to have suffered violence in

        2009?     

5.  That the State Department of the United States 2010 Annual

         Report of Trafficking places Brazil as a source country for

          persons subjected to Trafficking both within the country's

          borders and to other countries including the United States?        

 

     Information Source: Email from UBUNTU EXPLORER JOURNEYS: 

     BRAZIL 2010 Connecting women to women for a faith and mission

     opportunity

Drop your two cents worth in the    

container for each "No" answer.     

Do you know that...............      

1.  That violence against women, children and youth is a major  

     concern of the Methodist Women in Brazil?    

2.  That during the last decade, Methodist Women have done        

tremendous work on raising consciousness about women's real

        life- concerning their suffering and uncovering the situation of

       poverty, racism and domestic violence in Brazil?     

3.  That Methodist Women have developed studies and seminars to

         read the Bible in a way that help women discover the source of

        their self esteem and dignity?     

4.  That according to a National Household Sample Survey compiled

         by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistic, more than

         one million women were reported to have suffered violence in

        2009?     

5.  That the State Department of the United States 2010 Annual

         Report of Trafficking places Brazil as a source country for

          persons subjected to Trafficking both within the country's

          borders and to other countries including the United States?        

 

     Information Source: Email from UBUNTU EXPLORER JOURNEYS: 

     BRAZIL 2010 Connecting women to women for a faith and mission

     opportunity

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Do you know...................................   

1.  That the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)        

constructed a well in the Southern Sudanese town of Yei?

(Source:  http://new.gbgmumc.org/umw/sudan/index.cfm?i=26935)   

2.  That Sudan is slightly more than one-quarter the size of the

        United States?

(Source: http://new.gbgmumc.org/umw/sudan/index.cfm?i=26935)    

3.  That members of United Methodist Women in Yei, Southern

         Sudan, pray in a circle after working together on a plot of land

        for planting vegetables-- all a part of a food security project for

        the group?

(Source:  http://new.gbgmumc.org/umw/sudan/index.cfm?I=269535)    

4.  That many of the UMW women that work together to plant a

         plot of food are widows that live precariously but at peace

          after returning from refugee camps in neighboring Uganda and

          the Congo in recent years?

(Source:  http://new.gbgm-umc.org/umw/sudan/index.cfm?I=26929)                                         

    

5.  That if you want to learn more about the effect of 14 years of

         civil war on the people of Sudan, you can find good information

         on the source of these questions .

          (http://new.gbgm-umc.org/ume/sudan/index.cfm?I=26939)                                              

 

DROP YOUR TWO CENTS WORTH IN THE

CONTAINER FOR EACH "NO" ANSWER  

Do you know...................................   

1.  That the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR)        

constructed a well in the Southern Sudanese town of Yei?

(Source:  http://new.gbgmumc.org/umw/sudan/index.cfm?i=26935)   

2.  That Sudan is slightly more than one-quarter the size of the

        United States?

(Source: http://new.gbgmumc.org/umw/sudan/index.cfm?i=26935)    

3.  That members of United Methodist Women in Yei, Southern

         Sudan, pray in a circle after working together on a plot of land

        for planting vegetables-- all a part of a food security project for

        the group?

(Source:  http://new.gbgmumc.org/umw/sudan/index.cfm?I=269535)    

4.  That many of the UMW women that work together to plant a

         plot of food are widows that live precariously but at peace

          after returning from refugee camps in neighboring Uganda and

          the Congo in recent years?

(Source:  http://new.gbgm-umc.org/umw/sudan/index.cfm?I=26929)                                         

    

5.  That if you want to learn more about the effect of 14 years of

         civil war on the people of Sudan, you can find good information

         on the source of these questions .

          (http://new.gbgm-umc.org/ume/sudan/index.cfm?I=26939)                  

Drop your two cents worth in the

container for each "No" answer.

Do you know................                                                 

 

1.  That the world is facing a hunger crisis unlike

     anything it has seen in more than 50 years?  

2.  That every day, almost 16,000 children die from     

hunger related causes?  (That's one child every five

      seconds) 

3.  That 925 million people are hungry in the world? 

4.  That there were 1.4 billion people in extreme poverty      

in 2005?  

5.  That U.S. development assistance has helped improve the

      lives of millions of people in poverty. A well that can provides       

clean drinking water for a village may cost a few hundred 

     dollars, but the benefits far exceed that sum?  

6.  in 2009 more than 1 in eight lived below the poverty line,    

 which was $21,756 for a family of four.     

Resource:  Http://www.bread.org/hunger                                              

 

Drop your two cents worth in the

container for each "No" answer.

Do you know................                                                 

 

1.  That the world is facing a hunger crisis unlike

     anything it has seen in more than 50 years?  

2.  That every day, almost 16,000 children die from     

hunger related causes?  (That's one child every five

      seconds) 

3.  That 925 million people are hungry in the world? 

4.  That there were 1.4 billion people in extreme poverty      

in 2005?  

5.  That U.S. development assistance has helped improve the

      lives of millions of people in poverty. A well that can provides       

clean drinking water for a village may cost a few hundred 

     dollars, but the benefits far exceed that sum?  

6.  in 2009 more than 1 in eight lived below the poverty line,    

 which was $21,756 for a family of four.     

Resource:  Http://www.bread.org/hunger                                              

 

Drop your two cents worth in the 

container for every "no" answer.    

Do you know.....................................           

1. That Malaria was once a serious health issues in

      the United States?  

2. That Malaria still ravages families in Africa?  

3.  That Malaria disproportionately affects pregnant

      women and children under five?      

4.  That each year, more than 500 million people contract

      malaria.  More than a million die of the disease.

5.  That every 30 seconds, a child dies of malaria -        

that's 3,000 innocent lives every day? 

Resource: Ministry Implementation Guide    Image NO Malaria    

Jesus held the child in His arms and said  "If a person accepts children like these in my name, then that person is also accepting to me."  (Mark 9:36)                     

Drop your two cents worth in the 

container for every "no" answer.    

Do you know.....................................           

1. That Malaria was once a serious health issues in

      the United States?  

2. That Malaria still ravages families in Africa?  

3.  That Malaria disproportionately affects pregnant

      women and children under five?      

4.  That each year, more than 500 million people contract

      malaria.  More than a million die of the disease.

5.  That every 30 seconds, a child dies of malaria -        

that's 3,000 innocent lives every day? 

Resource: Ministry Implementation Guide    Image NO Malaria    

Jesus held the child in His arms and said  "If a person accepts children like these in my name, then that person is also accepting to me."  (Mark 9:36)                     

DROP YOUR TWO CENTS WORTH IN THE  

CONTAINER FOR EACH 'NO' ANSWER. 

Every action has consequences on other humans and on the earth.

Become aware of the outcome of your actions, reduce your    

impact on others, and walk lightly on the earth.

Source :  Be a Green UMW Unit:  Take the pledge                              

Do you .................................................                              

1.  Purchase Energy Star appliances? 

2.   Clean/replace filters for all appliances/furnace with filters?                               

3.  When not in use, turn off lights, TV, computer, appliances

      and prefer natural light? 

4.  Use cold or warm water when washing clothes; rinse in  

5.  Do not let water run while doing task? 

6.  Take a shower rather than a bath, and shower less often?                                        

Use cold water?            

DROP YOUR TWO CENTS WORTH IN THE  

CONTAINER FOR EACH 'NO' ANSWER. 

Every action has consequences on other humans and on the earth.

Become aware of the outcome of your actions, reduce your    

impact on others, and walk lightly on the earth.

Source :  Be a Green UMW Unit:  Take the pledge                              

Do you .................................................                              

1.  Purchase Energy Star appliances? 

2.   Clean/replace filters for all appliances/furnace with filters?                               

3.  When not in use, turn off lights, TV, computer, appliances

      and prefer natural light? 

4.  Use cold or warm water when washing clothes; rinse in  

5.  Do not let water run while doing task? 

6.  Take a shower rather than a bath, and shower less often?                                        

Use cold water?            

Drop your two cents worth in  the

container for each "No" answer.  

Did you know.........................................  

1. That 45.7 million people in the U.S. lack health      

insurance?                                 

2.  That 12.5% of the total population lives in poverty       

(37.3 million people)?   

3.  That 10.8 million people suffer from hunger? 

4.  That the proposed change to military spending in      

FY07 budget was a $79 billion increase?                                    

 

5.  That the current funding for children (State Children's

       Health Program) covers 4 million children; However, there                                        

       are fully 8.1 million children without health insurance? 

6.  That the Social Principles of the UMC article 162.v states

       That Health care is a basic human right?  

Source:  Faith & Facts, Health Care by United Methodist

                 Church, General Board of Church and Society.

Drop your two cents worth in  the

container for each "No" answer.  

Did you know.........................................  

1. That 45.7 million people in the U.S. lack health      

insurance?                                 

2.  That 12.5% of the total population lives in poverty       

(37.3 million people)?   

3.  That 10.8 million people suffer from hunger? 

4.  That the proposed change to military spending in      

FY07 budget was a $79 billion increase?                                    

 

5.  That the current funding for children (State Children's

       Health Program) covers 4 million children; However, there                                        

       are fully 8.1 million children without health insurance? 

6.  That the Social Principles of the UMC article 162.v states

       That Health care is a basic human right?  

Source:  Faith & Facts, Health Care by United Methodist

                 Church, General Board of Church and Society.

Drop your two cents worth in the   

container for each "No" answer 

Do you know......................................  

1.  That every 9 seconds, a woman is battered?     

(American Medical Association, 1995) 

2.  That every five years family violence kills as many women

      as the total of Americans who died in the Vietnam War?      

(American Medical Association)   

3.  That more than 50% of all women will experience some

      form of violence from their spouses during marriage.  More

      than 1/3 are battered repeatedly every year.  

   (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence) 

4.  That between 15% to 25% of pregnant women are battered.     

(National Coalition Against Domestic Violence) 

5.  That battering is the major cause of injury to women – more

       than muggings, auto accidents, and rapes combined.  

  These numbers are not the latest and would probably 

  be higher if they were the latest dates.

Drop your two cents worth in the   

container for each "No" answer 

Do you know......................................  

1.  That every 9 seconds, a woman is battered?     

(American Medical Association, 1995) 

2.  That every five years family violence kills as many women

      as the total of Americans who died in the Vietnam War?      

(American Medical Association)   

3.  That more than 50% of all women will experience some

      form of violence from their spouses during marriage.  More

      than 1/3 are battered repeatedly every year.  

   (National Coalition Against Domestic Violence) 

4.  That between 15% to 25% of pregnant women are battered.     

(National Coalition Against Domestic Violence) 

5.  That battering is the major cause of injury to women – more

       than muggings, auto accidents, and rapes combined.  

       These numbers are not the latest and would probably       

be higher if they were the latest dates. 

DROP YOUR TWO CENTS WORTH IN CONTAINER  FOR EVERY "NO" ANSWER 

Did you know..................................  

1.  Internationally  12.3 million adults and children live in forced labor and sexual servitude?  

2.  Nationally and transnational, there are 1.39 million victims of sex trafficking?  

3.  Internationally 56 percent of forced labor victims are women and girls?  

The United States government estimates that:  

4 . 14,500 to 17,500 people are trafficked into the United States annually?                          

 

5.  Sexual exploitation is a huge problem in the United States? 

Resource:  Response Magazine June 2010  Issue   (compiled by ECPAT International)   

DROP YOUR TWO CENTS WORTH IN CONTAINER  FOR EVERY "NO" ANSWER 

Did you know..................................  

1.  Internationally  12.3 million adults and children live in forced labor and sexual servitude?  

2.  Nationally and transnational, there are 1.39 million victims of sex trafficking?  

3.  Internationally 56 percent of forced labor victims are women and girls?  

The United States government estimates that:  

4 . 14,500 to 17,500 people are trafficked into the United States annually?                          

 

5.  Sexual exploitation is a huge problem in the United States? 

Resource:  Response Magazine June 2010  Issue   (compiled by ECPAT International)  

DROP YOUR TWO CENTS WORTH IN THE 

CONTAINER  FOR EACH "NO" ANSWER. 

Do you know..................................  

1.  Forty-four states in the U.S. have issued advisories warning     

residents not to eat fish caught in lakes and streams because   

 of high levels of toxic mercury? 

2.  Worldwide over one billion people lack access to clean and

       affordable water and over 2.4 billion lack access to proper        

sanitation? 

3.  Every year, over two million children die from diseases

      related to poor water quality or sanitation?  

4.  Twenty-five gallons of water are needed to produce one  

      pound of wheat?   

5.  Two thousand five hundred gallons of water are needed to

        produce one pound of beef?   

6.  Most showers use five to seven gallons of water ever

        minute?    

7.  The people called United Methodist shall affirm and educate that

        water is a basic human right to be shared and enjoyed by all

        God's people.  

        (2004 Book of Resolutions, #13 "Protection of  Water")      

Resource for this insert is Faith & Facts ,clean water,  Economic      

and Environmental Justice  from The United Methodist Church,     

General Board of Church and Society. 

DROP YOUR TWO CENTS WORTH IN THE 

CONTAINER  FOR EACH "NO" ANSWER. 

Do you know..................................  

1.  Forty-four states in the U.S. have issued advisories warning     

residents not to eat fish caught in lakes and streams because   

 of high levels of toxic mercury? 

2.  Worldwide over one billion people lack access to clean and

       affordable water and over 2.4 billion lack access to proper        

sanitation? 

3.  Every year, over two million children die from diseases

      related to poor water quality or sanitation?  

4.  Twenty-five gallons of water are needed to produce one  

      pound of wheat?   

5.  Two thousand five hundred gallons of water are needed to

        produce one pound of beef?   

6.  Most showers use five to seven gallons of water ever

        minute?    

7.  The people called United Methodist shall affirm and educate that

        water is a basic human right to be shared and enjoyed by all

        God's people.  

        (2004 Book of Resolutions, #13 "Protection of  Water")      

Resource for this insert is Faith & Facts ,clean water,  Economic      

and Environmental Justice  from The United Methodist Church,     

General Board of Church and Society. 

PUT YOUR TWO CENTS WORTH IN THE CONTAINER

FOR EVERY "NO' ANSWER  

DO YOU LIVE IN A COUNTRY WHERE.................................. 

1.  Three million displaced people are trapped in sweltering

      camps because of 14 years of civil war?   

2.  You have no stability or peace?     

3.  Three hundred thousand people have died in conflict since 2003?  

4.   In recent years 80 % of deaths have come from disease—most

      caused by dirty water, blowing sand, or malaria? 

5.  In a worn torn country where the feared government bombers do      

not have to fly for people to die?    

Resource for the above questions is RESPONSE MAGAZINE, a

    publication of United Methodist Women.

PUT YOUR TWO CENTS WORTH IN THE CONTAINER

FOR EVERY "NO' ANSWER  

DO YOU LIVE IN A COUNTRY WHERE.................................. 

1.  Three million displaced people are trapped in sweltering

      camps because of 14 years of civil war?   

2.  You have no stability or peace?     

3.  Three hundred thousand people have died in conflict since 2003?  

4.   In recent years 80 % of deaths have come from disease—most

      caused by dirty water, blowing sand, or malaria? 

5.  In a worn torn country where the feared government bombers do      

not have to fly for people to die?    

Resource for the above questions is RESPONSE MAGAZINE, a

   publication of United Methodist Women.