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A banner commemorating the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. flies above the National Mall in Washington during the 50th anniversary celebration of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech.

United Methodists remember and look ahead

They came from across the country with individual memories and common yearning to assess the dreams of the 1963 march. Read More

The Status & Role of Women

Advocates for, and on behalf of, women by seeking to eliminate inequities and by monitoring the general agencies, institutions, and connectional structures to ensure the inclusion of women. Read More

Q&A: Commission on the Status & Role of Women

We challenge the church to overcome the sin of sexism, sexual exploitation, gender discrimination and idolatry. Read More

Social Principles: The Social Community

We affirm all persons as equally valuable in the sight of God's sight. We reject discrimination and assert the rights of minority groups to equal opportunities. ' } Read More

U.S. court rulings impact same-sex couples

This morning's U.S. Supreme Court decisions likely will intensify United Methodists' ongoing debate about human sexuality. Read More

Women making history: Sandra Steiner Ball

"I had some learning challenges in my early years ... the church was where I found sanctuary, peace and encouragement." Read More

Church says no I do’s until all can marry

North Carolina church will still offer premarital counseling and blessings, but no weddings until denomination allows same-sex marriage. Read More

Inclusion of women in combat welcomed

United Methodist women in military service note that what ruling really does is to equalize competition for more than 200,000 jobs. Read More

Women at U.N. share real-life challenges

United Methodist delegates among those 'seeking their place at the table' to advocate as they tackle issues of violence, poverty and war. Read More

Methodist history mixed on abolitionism

Individuals recognized for their efforts for freedom, justice and equality, but the church as a whole failed to join despite John Wesley's philosophy. Read More

After 50 years, MLK dream nearer to reality

In his annual letter, Bishop White recalls 1963 when King 'took that mass of humanity to ... Church!' in the March on Washington. Read More

Swift reaction to bishop’s gay marriage stand

Chicago Area bishop's support of Illinois marriage legislation brings comments from all perspectives in the same-sex civil union debate. Read More

Bishop accused of urging disobedience

Letter asks bishops to 'publicly censure' retired Bishop Melvin Talbert for his advocacy for gay marriage. Talbert stands by his statements. Read More

‘Church history requires we discuss racism’

It is essential we remember what has happened, says the Rev. Gil Caldwell, so we don't treat others as we have been treated. Read More

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