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Commentary: The Ordination of Women

In considering this question, The Rev. Dr. Steve Harper reminds us that contemporary theology of ordination cannot be read back into the biblical text, but the ministry of women in the early church is instructive. Read More

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

Portrait of Bishop Joaquina Filipe Nhanala taken on the campus of Scarritt Bennett. Bishop Nhanala of Mozambique is the first female United Methodist bishop in Africa. Photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS

Women in UMC History

Browse this gallery to learn the stories of courageous, committed women in Methodist history. Visit Site

Timeline of Women in Methodism

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

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

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