Recognition of Womens History Month

Women’s History Month is a celebration of the role women play in our history, culture and society. Typically in March, GCSRW celebrates the important role that women have played in the development of The Methodist Church.
General Commission on Status and Role of Women History Blog

Women's History Month Blogs

Advocating for the full participation of women in the UMC

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Suffragettes march with flags in Washington, D.C., in an archival image dated 1910 to 1920. Six Methodist women advocated for women’s voting rights as part of their Christian calling. Photo courtesy of the Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

6 Methodist Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote

Expanding the franchise to all adult citizens took great risk and great faith. Fortunately, these Wesleyans were on the case.

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Women in UMC History

Learn about the women who have made their mark in The United Methodist Church's history.

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United Methodist Bishop Leontine T.C. Kelly preaches during the first reunion of the former Central Jurisdiction of the Methodist Church, a racially segregated church structure, in College Park, Ga., in 2004. Kelly, who died in 2012, was elected in 1984 as the denomination’s first African-American woman bishop. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Women in Ministry Find Shoulders to Stand On

United Methodist clergy and laywomen draw inspiration, strength from others as they follow their own paths.

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