“Economic Justice: Ministry with the Poor” is the subject of the 2017 Educational Seminar at the United Methodist Women’s Church Center for the UN in New York City. The seminar will be Tuesday-Thursday, April 25-27, 2017.
Anyone who wants to become more informed about economic justice issues, as well as learn about advocacy tools and strategies to bring home to New England, is invited to participate; you do not have to be a UMW member.
The UMW owns the Church Center for the UN, a 12-story building directly across the street from the United Nations (a tour of the UN is included). UN Committee meetings are held there every day; several denominations’ groups have offices in the building. The interfaith chapel hosts services every day.
Social justice educational seminars are led by United Methodist staff. Workshops are led by experts in diverse fields, and have included UN officials and NASA scientists among others.
Karen Pehrson is leading the trip. She also coordinated a trip two years ago that focused on climate justice. Pehrson described that as “an incredibly powerful experience.”
A block of hotel rooms has been booked at the nearby Roosevelt Hotel. The maximum number of participants is 40; first come, first served with paid deposit.