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LGBTQ people gather for final demonstration

Circling the plenary floor, clergy, advocates and allies of queer people offer support to each other as global gathering ends. Read More

Rights activists march on May 16 around the Oregon Convention Center, the site of the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Using the theme of Jericho in which walls were brought down, the demonstrators were demanding that the church be more inclusive of LGBTQ people in its ministries. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS.

Clergy offer support to LGBQT pastors despite GC2016 action

Supporters of full inclusion in the church are vocal and visible as the 2016 United Methodist General Conference enters its second week. Read More

Delegate Fred Brewington (at microphone) asks the 2016 United Methodist General Conference meeting in Portland, Ore., to apologize to fellow delegate Dorothee Benz (second from right) after she was ruled out of order while trying to speak about issues of human sexuality in an earlier session. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Delegates, supporters stand with LGBTQ people

Protesters, many with rainbow duct tape over their mouths, stood outside the plenary floor to symbolize the silent treatment they feel LGBTQ people get from the church. Read More

The Rev. Mike Tupper (left) and the Rev. Frank Schaefer hold a press conference to speak about their call for sleeping outside on May 13 as part of National Tent Night

Schaefer, son join campout for LGBTQ rights

The Rev. Frank Schaefer and his son will join the Rev. Mike Tupper in a tent to symbolize how they say LGBTQ people are kept outside the doors of The United Methodist Church. Read More

The Global Media Monitoring Project’s 2015 report was launched during a Nov. 23 press conference at the United Nations. Representatives of United Methodist Women, the World Association for Christian Communication and UN Women took part. Poster graphic courtesy of WACC

2015 report: Women lag far behind men in media coverage

Globally, progress stands still over past five years in portrayal and representation of women in the news media. Read More

African women urge church board to action on child marriage issue

Child marriage, prostitution, HIV/AIDS, illiteracy and poverty are sad realities for many women in Africa and other developing countries. 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

Women making history: Jocelyn Briddell

"It is critical," says Scarritt-Bennett Center director, "that our history is highlighted...so we can envision a bright future... ." 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

Agency QA: Status and Role of Women

Series looks at how agencies work: Leaders say they challenged the church to open doors for women. Read More

UMW reps outline rural women’s struggles

For these nine women, U.N. meeting offers chance to share experiences, learn from others. Read More

UN explores needs of rural women

United Methodists contribute to discussion between grassroots, governments on empowering women. Read More

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