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Women in the Southeastern Jurisdiction pray for Bishops-elect Sue Haupert-Johnson (in green-and-blue) and Sharma Lewis (in yellow-and-white) a day before their consecration. United Methodists already have elected a record number of women bishops this year. Photo by Jasmine Haynes, Mississippi Conference

New women bishops make history

U.S. delegates have elected more women bishops than in any previous class of United Methodist episcopal leaders. Four are African American. Read More

The Rev. HiRho Y. Park. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Topic: Women in Leadership

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

Women immigrants who traveled alone were often at risk when they arrived at Ellis Island in the late 19th century. Public domain image.

Notable Women in History

Meet women who made noteworthy contributions in the Methodist tradition. 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

The Rev. Qianli Jiang delivers the sermon during worship at Mu’en Church in Shanghai, China. Established by Methodist missionaries in 1887, the church formerly was known as the Moore Memorial Church. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Women’s History Month from the pulpit

Sermon preparation notes from GCSRW for March lectionary texts illuminate God’s word through the experiences of women. Read More

Dawn Wiggins Hare visits with Alice Finch Lee during a celebration for Lee’s 100th birthday at First United Methodist Church in Monroeville, Ala. Photo by Marianne Lee, a family member.

Alice Lee, United Methodist leader, dies at 103

Lee, the lawyer sister of author Harper Lee, served the church at all levels. 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

Women’s colleges cultivate leadership

Women from United Methodist-related schools describe the long-term value of being ‘surrounded by so many successful female students and leaders.’ Read More

Commentary: Women in the Ministry

The Rev. Diana DeWitt considers the question of whether women should serve as clergy through the Wesleyan quadrilateral, using Scripture, tradition, experience, and reason. Read More

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

According to Tom McAnally, "One reference from Paul may appear to rule out the ordination of women, but United Methodists also take into account other scriptural references as well as our tradition, experience and reason." Read More

Commentary: Women in Ministry

The Rev. Joy J. Moore considers three biblical texts commonly used to argue that women should not be preachers. Read More

Commentary: United Methodism and the Ordination of Women

On the question of the ordination of women, The Rev. Dr. Frank Gulley says that Methodists begin by underscoring the point that all baptized Christians are ministers of the gospel. Read More

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