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General Commission on Status and Role of Women

Leaders from annual conferences will receive training in October on how to process sexual misconduct complaints in ways that are sensitive and equitable for both victims and alleged abusers. Read more

Advocating Justice

Methodist women played key roles in obtaining the right to vote for women, writes Heather Hahn in this feature for Women's History Month. Read more

Advocating Justice

Among other factors, the survey found that clergy, laity and church employees experienced fewer incidents of sexual misconduct since 2005. Read more

Advocating Justice

United Methodist leaders pledge to "do the right thing" with allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct in the church, along with providing resources to reduce abusive behaviors. Read more

Advocating Justice

One of the first Methodist clergywomen, Rev. Jeanne Audrey Powers was a staunch advocate for women church leaders at all levels and a devoted ecumenist committed to the transformative power of faith in Jesus Christ. Read more

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Sexual Ethics

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The General Commission on Status and Role of Women's online survey seeks information from clergy and laity regarding instances of sexual harassment in The United Methodist Church. Read more

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Hidden Figures

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As Women's History Month draws to a close, we're reminded that women often lose their individual identities in their relationships, and that their stories should be preserved, writes Dawn Wiggins Hare. Read more

Perspectives

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A proposed change to the United Methodist constitution regarding membership has gained support of the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women. Read more

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Local house and church "parties" are being scheduled the evening of Donald J. Trump's Jan. 20 inauguration for conversations on how to regain shared values in American society. Read more

Advocating Justice

Least Females

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The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women has found 12 U.S. annual conferences with 20 percent or less female representation in cabinet-level leadership, while women make up all district superintendents in two conferences. Read more

Finance and Administration

Restructuring Vote

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The General Commission on Status and Role of Women examines the implications of the numbers of female delegates at the 2016 General Conference. Read more

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4 Agencies Video

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Four agencies concerned with gender, race and justice present summaries of their 2016 General Conference legislation in a combined video. Read more

Amanda Mountain of the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women contrasts the new Illinois governor's diversity initiative with gender equality in The United Methodist Church. Read more

Local Church

Sexual Harassment

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The UMC's administrative and women's status agencies teach techniques for proper responses to allegations of sexual misconduct in church. Read more

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The Rev. Jim Parsons questions whether the familiar categories of inclusiveness such as race and gender are irrelevant to younger clergy and laity who've grown up in a more integrated society than older United Methodists. Read more

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Delegates Unity

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Why Are You Staring at Us?

Rev. Diane Kenaston finds parallels between General Conference and Acts 3:1-19 Read more

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COSROW 40th Anniversary

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Past and present leaders of the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women talk about the ongoing need for witness and advocacy for women on the agency's 40th anniversary. Read more

In the Church