Women in Mission: a Protestant Tradition

Southern Methodist women celebrated their 50th anniversary jubilee in 1928, commemorating the founding of the Woman’s Missionary Society in 1878. Original Artwork: Mary Turley Marks, 1928 . Courtesy: Board of Global Ministries
Southern Methodist women celebrated their 50th anniversary jubilee in 1928, commemorating the founding of the Woman’s Missionary Society in 1878. Original Artwork: Mary Turley Marks, 1928 . Courtesy: Board of Global Ministries

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Christina Schmidt, a volunteer with the Malawi Conference women’s organization, teaches young women how to make meatballs during training in Blantyre, Malawi. Photo by Francis Nkhoma, UMNS.

Young underprivileged women gain hope in Malawi

Malawi Conference training focuses on education, gender-based violence, dating and courtship, and spirituality.
Local Church
The Rev. Cynthia Abrams, a United Methodist clergywoman and social justice advocate, is pictured in her office at the Board of Church and Society in 2012. Abrams died Jan. 11 at the age of 58. File photo by Kathleen Barry, UMNS.

Native American clergywoman took justice to heart

The Rev. Cynthia Abrams is being remembered as a committed, compassionate leader who found her voice through The United Methodist Church.
Mission and Ministry
Gilbert Hanke, top staff executive of United Methodist Men. 2012 file photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Commentary: There is danger when there is gender imbalance

The role of all men and all women within The United Methodist Church is to be disciples who make more disciples, writes Gilbert C. Hanke of United Methodist Men.