A Christian fundamentalist's order for a woman religious leader to "go home" and a prestigious company's sexist instructions to women partners provokes the Rev. Dr. Christy Thomas to incisive response. Read more

Christy Thomas

A new survey shows a sharp racial and religious divided over whether the actions of President Trump are encouraging white supremacist organizations. Read more

Advocating Justice

Increases in pastors speaking out against sexual abuse, along with reporting instances of harassment against themselves, can be attributed to the lessening of the taboo against disclosure sparking by the #MeToo and #ChurchToo movements. Read more

Ordained Ministry

Pope Francis

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The conspiracy of silence around sexual misconduct in the church is as much an evil work as the abuse itself, writes the Rev. Morgan Guyton. Read more


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

The Church needs to take stock of its treatment of clergywomen in light of the #MeToo movement, writes the Rev. Jeremy Smith. Read more

Jeremy Smith

Mary Ann Swenson

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While she applauds the #MeToo movement for breaking the silence around sexual harassment, retired United Methodist Bishop Mary Ann Swenson cautions that gender justice must respond to women's needs in varied contexts. Read more

Advocating Justice