The Status and Role of Women
#MeToo and #ChurchToo. Image by Kathleen Barry , United Methodist Communications.

Status & Role of Women

The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women advocates for full participation of women in the total life of The United Methodist Church. We’re helping the church recognize every person – clergy and lay, women and men, adults and children - as full and equal parts of God’s human family. We believe that a fully engaged and empowered membership is vital to The United Methodist Church’s mission "to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world."
Women in UMC History

Women in UMC History

The Commission on the Status and Role of Women celebrated Women's History Month 2014 by creating this gallery of courageous, committed women in Methodist history. 

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Way of Integrity Project


Inspired by The Integrity Project at Emory University, this curriculum was developed to encourage living in right relationship with self and others within the faith communities of our local UM ministries. Through deep exploration of scripture and other resources, participants will give intentional attention to core values and the development of self-awareness in all they do. This resource is easily adaptable to a sermon series, use in spiritual formation groups, Sunday School classes, youth ministry, campus ministry, and other settings. The four-session study is free for download.

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The Commission on the Status and Role of Women collects and analyzes data relating to women in The United Methodist Church. Image courtesy of Status and Role of Women.

Women by the Numbers

Data collected through research and monitoring provide snapshots of the role and status of women in various parts of the United Methodist connection.

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UM Sexual Ethics is here as a resource to help you put language to uncomfortable and inappropriate interactions and behaviors. Image courtesy of Status & Role of Women.UM Sexual Ethics 

This site will help you put language to uncomfortable and inappropriate interactions and behaviors. Our purpose is to help you identify sexual misconduct and to know what steps should be taken depending on your given situation.

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#MeToo Toolkit

#MeToo Toolkit

The #MeToo Toolkit has been developed by the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women (GCSRW) which joins others around the world in addressing the prevalence and problem of sexual misconduct throughout our Church and society. The #MeToo movement, founded by Tarana Burke, an African-American activist, has seemed like the Spirit of Truth moving through our world, uncovering that which has been hidden in plain sight for decades.
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Articles and Resources


Contact Information

Address: 77 W. Washington, Suite 1500, Chicago, Illinois 60602  |  Phone: 800-523-8390 (toll free), 312-346-4900  |  Email: info@gcsrw.org