By the Advocate
A longtime leader in United Methodist Women’s advocacy programs and
Education Superintendent Dr. Hank Bounds, a United Methodist, will speak Jan 24. Lois Dauway, who serves as associate to the deputy general secretary and director of national ministries for the Women’s Division of the General Board of Global Ministries, will speak Jan. 23, as will Dr. Jerry Graniero.
Bishops Hope Morgan Ward of the Mississippi Conference and Duncan Gray of the Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi will lead worship.
The conference, scheduled for Jan. 22-24 at the
The event will offer four study tracks. Among other activities, the participants are scheduled to attend
Learning tracks and their presenters include:
Education — Dr. Mike Ward, husband of
Advocacy — Kira Johnson, leader of the SMART Institute at
Called to Do Justice — The Rev. Rebecca Youngblood, director of the Center for Ministry at
National Policy — Susie Johnson, executive secretary for public policy at the Women’s Division.
Dauway previously served as the assistant general secretary for Christian Social responsibility for the Women’s Division. The portfolio of that section includes children, youth and family advocacy programs; constituency education; conflict resolution; development education and action; public policy; racial justice; the United Nations and international affairs; women’s concerns, and ecumenical work. Prior to assuming her duties with the Women’s Division, Dauway was the associate for inclusiveness and justice of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the
Continuing education units are available for participants. Social workers may earn 1.73 SWUs, while CEUs are also available for clergy who take part.
Cost of the event is $75. For information, contact Erie Stuckett, UMW coordinator for social action, at 662-332-8060 or firstname.lastname@example.org.