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Maeghan Orton (center, in purple shirt) visits with villagers in Bumpe near Bo, Sierra Leone, about mobile phone technology. Orton is from Medic Mobile, a technology partner of United Methodist Communications. Several villages in the Bo district will receive new, insecticide-treated mosquito nets from the United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign in the first planned redistribution to replace nets given in 2010. 2010 File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Women can be game changers through technology

Gender divides lead to digital divides and often women don’t get the important, life-changing messages they need to survive. Read More

The Rev. David Valera gives the sermon during morning worship at the United Methodist Communications Game Changers Summit in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Conference attendees encouraged to ‘change the world’

Communication technology can overcome cultural barriers and help those in need, attendees at the 2015 Game Changers are told. Read More

Revi Sterling speaks about the empowerment of women through the use of communications technology during the United Methodist Communications Game Changers Summit in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

The church can help close the technology gap for women

“Women bear the brunt of poverty, and if you don’t have access to information, you stay under-empowered.” Revi Sterling's work centers on gender inequity in technology. Read More

Marilyn Spurrell and her daughter, Amy Atkins, are pastors at Faith United Methodist Church in Fargo. David Samson, courtesy of Forum News Service. Edited by

Mother/daughter pastors learn from each other

"Are you sure you want to work with your mom?!" asked Amy Atkins’ friends, but as she says, "I'm very grateful that it worked out that way." Read More

Participants of the Cuban travel seminar for clergywomen sponsored by General Board of Higher Education and Ministry and Boston School of Theology. Photo courtesy, GBHEM.

Clergywomen explore politics, religion in Cuba

Seminar explores Cuban women’s issues, and the evolution of the Cuban Christian church at historic time in countries’ relationship. Read More

Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, a United Methodist, center left, joins U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, center right, and his wife, Yoo Soon-taek, center, at a March 10 special event,

Seeing ‘sacred worth’ in women and girls

From a faith perspective, progress since the Beijing Declaration also means looking beyond gender to the crucial role of women in society. Read More

The Rev. HiRho Y. Park. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Topic: Women in Leadership

As preachers, leaders, teachers, missionaries, organizers, women have shaped the history of the Methodist Church. Read More

Women gather at the forum for nongovernmental organizations held in Huairou, China, part of the 1995 U.N. Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing. Photo by Milton Grant, U.N.

Assessing key women’s conference, 20 years later

As the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women meets in March, the United Methodist Women’s delegation will be among those reviewing progress of Beijing Plan of Action. Read More

Members of the Women’s Association of the South Mozambique Conference. Photo courtesy of the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women.

Women’s Association in Mozambique celebrates 50 years

More than 750 members of the Women’s Association of the South Mozambique Conference gathered to celebrate 50 years of doing the work of Christ. Read More

South Sudanese students, many of them young girls, pictured at a school in the Girls Education South Sudan program, for which UMCOR is a state co-manager. Photo by Andreea Câmpeanu, courtesy of Girls Education in South Sudan.

A boost for girls in South Sudan

Educating young women is a proven way to help lift communities out of poverty. Learn about a new project aimed at transforming lives. 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

Honoring Bishop Robert C. Morgan

During Women’s History Month, Bishop Debra Wallace-Padgett remembers a man who opened doors for others, including women, ethnic and younger clergy. 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

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