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Commentary: Women in the Ministry

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Commentary: Why Do United Methodists Ordain Women When the Bible Specifically Prohibits It?

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Commentary: Women in Ministry

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Commentary: United Methodism and the Ordination of Women

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Commentary: The Ordination of Women

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With help from U.S. partners, women from Latin American participated in a Methodist Women Leadership Conference in Perú. Photo courtesy General Board of Higher Education and Ministry.

Supporting clergywomen in Latin America

With help from U.S. partners, women from Latin America participated in a Methodist Women Leadership Conference in Perú. “As good Methodists, we made connections!” Read More

Emily Hutchings and her children take part in a protest about conditions for farm workers in Lakeland, FL. Hutchings is an active member of United Methodist Women.  Image courtesy of videographer Clay Kisker.

United Methodist Women Shape Generations

These moms take faith seriously. “One role of parents is to pass on values and John Wesley’s whole deal was social justice. It’s why there is a church." View

M. Garlinda Burton (right) and Kathi Smith Edwards celebrate after being consecrated as deaconesses in the United Methodist Church during the United Methodist Women's Assembly at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Ky. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Slideshow: Women unite at 2014 Assembly

More than 7,000 United Methodist women attended the 2014 Assembly. See photo highlights of the gathering, which offered opportunities for study, worship, fellowship and social action. View

United Methodist Bishop Leontine Turpeau Current Kelly died at age 92 on June 28, 2012.  A UMNS file photo by Mike DuBose.

Women in UMC History

In honor of Women's History Month 2014, read daily entries "Celebrating Women of Courage, Character and Commitment." Visit Site

Timeline of Women in Methodism

Learn about some amazing women who helped shape the history of the church. Read More

Why does The United Methodist Church ordain women?

Clergywomen have been part of Methodism since John Wesley licensed Sarah Crosby to preach in 1761. Read More

Haiti 2013: Women help women improve lives

From working to ensure healthy moms and babies to funding small growers, Haiti Artisans for Peace makes a difference. Read More

‘HAPI is a light that shines for me’

Haitian Monique Gaston describes the positive impact working for Haiti Artisans for Peace International has made in her life. Read More

Members of the congregation pray during worship at Jourdain United Methodist Church in Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire.

United Methodist Women Making History

March is Women's History Month. United Methodist News Service invited a number of women, lay and clergy, to talk about leadership. Read More

Restructuring proposals neglect women’s issues

'If our denomination is to be a relevant, reliable witness to the gospel, (we) must give priority to ministry &ellipsis; with and by women.' Read More

Fluke reacts to Limbaugh comment

Growing up in The United Methodist Church taught Sandra Fluke to speak out for others who need help. 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

Second Chance After Prison

My Sister's Keeper pairs female inmates with professional women on the outside to build relationships that can last long after a person is released. View

Women’s Spirituality Club

Members focus on one self-improvement goal each year. From different faiths, they take on topics like prayer and the Sabbath. View

Every Barrier Down: Toward Full Embrace of All Women in Church and Society

As many of you as were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is no longer Jew or Greek, there is no longer slave or free, there is no longer male and female; for all of you are one in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:27-28 NRSV). Read More

The Status of Women

The central theme of Jesus' teaching is love for God and neighbor. Jesus embodied this message in his life, and, in the early church, women held prominent positions of leadership. Read More

Carol Everett speaks at a luncheon sponsored by Lifewatch during the 2008 United Methodist General Conference.

Former abortion clinic owner shares her story with delegates

Abortion discussion is more complex than words on a bumper sticker. Read More

United Methodist Clergywomen Gather in Chicago

Some 1,500 United Methodist clergywomen from around the world gather in Chicago this month to celebrate the advancements women have made in the 50 years since they gained the same clergy rights as men and to look at how women in leadership influence the global church.
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