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Social Concerns
The Rev. Eunice Iliya. Photo by Ronny Perry, UMNS.

Commentary: In service of God, men and women are equal

"God blessed both man and woman and charged them both to have dominion over the earth," writes the Rev. Eunice Iliya.
Mission and Ministry
Paul T. Stallsworth is pastor of the Whiteville United Methodist Church in North Carolina and editor and president of Lifewatch. Image from Ministry Matters website

Commentary: Mary, Peter and the Church

What are the roles of women and men in the life of the church, and are they equal? To answer that question, the Rev. Paul T. Stallsworth looks at the Church of Mary and the Church of Peter.
Social Concerns
Dawn Wiggins Hare. Photo courtesy of the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women of The United Methodist Church.

Commentary: 'Being equal on paper is not being equal in life'

Diligence is "required for our mission to be accomplished in seeking the full inclusion of women at all levels of leadership within The United Methodist Church," writes Dawn Wiggins Hare, top executive of the United Methodist Commission on the Status and Role of Women.