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A study commissioned by the United Methodist Commission on the Status and Role of Women shows that while some progress has been made to make clergy salaries equivalent for men and women, there is still a long way to go. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications.

Women clergy still paid less

A new study commissioned by the United Methodist Commission on the Status and Role of Women follows up on a similar study in 2017 and shows that while some progress has been made, women clergy are still underpaid when compared to their male counterparts.
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The Rev. Kelvin Mwandira (right) delivers mushrooms he has cultivated to customers Esther Razo and Solomon Chiripasi outside the Zimbabwe West Conference offices in Harare. Mwandira is among retired clergy in Zimbabwe who have turned to agriculture and other small business ventures to help fund their retirements. Photo by Chenayi Kumuterera, UM News.

Retired pastors reap benefits of farming

Whether raising livestock or produce, new small-business entrepreneurs enjoy learning and earning.
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The Rev. Lovett H. Weems Jr. Photo courtesy of Wesley Theological Seminary.

Young elder numbers hit record low

Annual clergy age study by Lewis Center confirms downward trend for United Methodist elders under 35.
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The Rev. Paula Smith (second from left) steadies a cart while volunteers Tim Morgan (in green T-shirt) and Richard Wilson load box lunches for distribution at Gordon Memorial United Methodist Church in Nashville, Tenn. A new study by Gammon Theological Seminary explores the pandemic’s impact on Black United Methodist churches and leaders. File photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Research shows Black churches’ resilience

Gammon Theological Seminary president lauds innovation and adaptability of Black United Methodist congregations in coping with the unprecedented challenges posed by COVID-19.

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