Women face long road to change in church
Women have made major inroads in The United Methodist Church, but many of the issues the first Commission on the Status and Role of Women tackled in the 1970s remain on the radar today.
“It is very easy to take for granted that women are pastors and that women of all colors are bishops, district superintendents and top agency executives,” said Garlinda Burton, an African-American laywoman who heads the United Methodist Commission on the Status and Role of Women. “But it was less than 40 years ago that we had no women bishops.”Read the full article at UMC.org.
The United Methodist Racial – Ethnic Clergywomen’s Alliance was formed in January 2008 as a result of the historic gathering of United Methodist Racial – Ethnic Clergywomen’s Consultation.
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Georgia Harkness Scholars
Seminary students along with seminary faculty and GBHEM staff traveled to the Oklahoma Indian Mission Conference to learn about the leadership styles of women and share their own leadership styles. Each scholar provided their theological reflections on the trip. Read and share their reflections of the experience.