Latin America Area

World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women

Affiliated Units

Argentina Iglesia Evangelica Metodista de Argentina
Bolivia Iglesia Evangelica Metodista de Bolivia
Brazil Iglesia Evangelica Metodista de Brazil
Chile Iglesia Metodista de Chile
Costa Rica Iglesia Evangelica Metodista de Costa Rica
Cuba Iglesia Metodista de Cuba
Mexico Iglesia Metodista de Mexico
Panama The Evangelical Methodist Church
Paraguay Comunidad Evangelica Metodista de Paraguay
Peru Iglesia Evangelica Metodista de Peru
Uruguay Iglesia Evangelica Metodista de Uruguay

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The MCCA Women’s Seminar 2020: A ground-breaking event

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The MCCA Women’s Seminar 2020: A ground-breaking event Towards the end of July, I was delighted to be able to join others for the first ever online seminar for women of the MCCA. ‘Women of God Called to Proclaim: Serving God during COVID-19’ with sub-theme,          ‘CARE: Christ for All Reach…

World Federation Day Study Program 2020

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The 2020 World Federation Day Study Program is now available to download from our website. This program is designed to be used as close as possible to October 26th – Federation Constitution Founding Day.

Thursdays in Black ambassadors: “We must enable and promote safe spaces for all”

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World Council of Churches (WCC) ambassadors of the Thursdays in Black campaign are standing behind a joint statement that urges both awareness and protection from the “dual pandemics” of COVID-19 and gender-based violence. “As countries respond to COVID-19 with necessary restrictions on movements and activities, more people are calling violence…

Thursdays in Black: “Pray for God’s protection for everyone”

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Thursdays in Black ambassadors and supporters are calling on us all to protect women who, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, are in situations that make them vulnerable to violence. Thursdays in Black

LEILA DE JESUS BARBOSA

Area President

Latin America Area

[Brazil]
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My Story

Leila de Jesus Barbosa was born in Rio de Janeiro and she is an Elementary School Teacher by profession. Leila is married with Edmo Cardoso Barbosa, and they have a daughter, Liliane, and two boys, Claudio and Ricardo, who bring them many joys. All three children are married and have given them five grandchildren. Leila was actively involved with the work of the Women’s Society, where she held the position of President for three terms and has also worked as a District Secretary, Recording Secretary, Secretary and Correspondent, and Vice President. After all these functions, Leila was elected as Vice President of the Brazil Confederation for a period of eight years. She attended the World Assembly in London and the Women’s Methodist Assembly in Saint Louis, Missouri and Louisville, Kentucky, Houston and also in Johannesburg. Her will is to serve God.

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April 23, 2020

Thursdays in Black ambassadors: “We must enable and promote safe spaces for all”

World Council of Churches (WCC) ambassadors of the Thursdays in Black campaign are standing behind a joint statement that urges both awareness and protection from the “dual pandemics” of COVID-19 and gender-based violence. “As countries respond to COVID-19 with necessary restrictions on movements and activities, more people are calling violence…
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April 9, 2020

Maundy Thursday in Black

We are told to stay at home and stay safe. But for some that feels impossible. Some women, some children, men even, Face another risk during this pandemic. They fear the person who Lives with them. In that secret upper room, Celebrating Passover freedom with his friends, Jesus knelt like…
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October 11, 2019

Thursdays in Black Ambassadors

The World Council of Churches has produced a series of interviews with Thursdays in Black ambassadors highlighting those who are playing a vital role in increasing the impact of our collective call for a world without rape and violence. Alison Judd is the world president for the World Federation of…
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July 28, 2019

Thursdays in Black

Bishop Rosemarie Wenner who is Geneva Secretary for the World Methodist Council, supports the Thursdays in Black campaign. She has sent a link which invites us to contribute to a “Waterfall of Solidarity and Resistance” https://www.oikoumene.org/en/press-centre/news/contribute-to-a-thursdays-in-black-global-exhibit-waterfall-of-solidarity-and-resistance