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Anna Blaedel

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The Rev. Anna Blaedel will be tried for a third time on a charge of violating the Book of Discipline for being a queer person in ordained ministry. Read more

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Doug Jones

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A "quiet Christian" who built his career on prosecuting Ku Klux Klan members, Senator-elect Doug Jones is a longtime member of Canterbury United Methodist Church in the Birmingham suburb of Mountain Brook, writes Cathy Lynn Grossman. Read more

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Stephanie York Arnold

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More than 60 years since receiving full clergy rights, clergywomen in The United Methodist Church still struggle with discrimination related to appointments, salary and appearance, writes Linda Bloom. North Alabama UMC leaders want to change that. Read more

Ordained Ministry

A new resource offered by North Alabama Conference's commission on status and role of women shares United Methodist clergywomen's struggles on the job, read by their male clergy colleagues. Read more

Ordained Ministry