The Men’s affiliate of the World Methodist Council (World Fellowship of Methodist and Uniting Church Men) has adopted the nickname “WesleyMen” as part of an effort to simplify the name. The organization’s official name has not changed. The shortened ‘WesleyMen’ name still represents men united by a Wesleyan tradition of fellowship and witness through active works.
The most prominent active work currently being undertaken is the movement to end world hunger. God has blessed the earth with enough food for everyone. The root causes of hunger lie in failed policies, political boundaries, corruption, and greed.
These injustices will be challenged and overcome when millions stand together. “We must stand up and declare HUNGER IS INTOLERABLE,” says WesleyMen World President Larry Malone, “The only reason hunger exists is that we allow it to exist.” As with any movement the first goal is to raise awareness. Methodists around the world understand the realities of global hunger, but work independently in effective missions. Connecting the already successful groups of Methodists in action would not only raise awareness, but increase our global body’s ability to collaborate, gain valuable insight, and build the movement to end world hunger.
The goal is simple: Find the Wesleyans in action. Learn about their efforts. Share with the world. Using the internet as a base of communication the WesleyMen team has created “The Movement”; a series of articles shining a light on the the efforts of Methodists in action feeding the hungry. The first article went live on the WesleyMen.org website in October featuring a garden project in the CME 5th Episcopal District. Articles will celebrate the membership of the World Methodist Council who are the foundation of the movement to end world hunger. Everyone is invited to share and distribute the article as they can.
The communications team is actively searching for stories to share. No matter how large or small any act of kindness aimed at fighting malnutrition or hunger will be accepted. The content that would be used to create a news article is preferred. Event descriptions and photos are key components but video clips are welcome too. Much of this content already exists via member church’s communications offices. Existing articles already run in other publications will be accepted with the author’s permission. Send information or make a connection with Andy Morris – WesleyMen Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org
Want to join the WesleyMen? All male members of WMC Member congregations are effectively part of the membership, but registration takes place on the WesleyMen.org website. All are welcome as there is no distinction made between laity and clergy. All are welcome.