Women

Violence
The Rev. Dr. Tori Butler (right) speaks with the Rev. Dr. Jalene Chase, former Metro Transit police officer in Washington and current pastor of Goshen United Methodist Church in Gaithersburg, Md., about practical ways clergy can maintain their safety. Screengrab from ZOOM via YouTube by UM News.

‘You can holler for your safety because you matter’

The Rev. Tori Dr. Butler interviews the Rev. Dr. Jalene Chase about how clergy can ensure their own safety in challenging situations.
The Rev. Adrienne M. Zackery. Photo courtesy of the author.

The cost of being a strong woman

Being a clergywoman, especially a pastor of color, requires standing firm in faith and learning the importance of balance in life.
Human Rights
A view of the U.S. Supreme Court. United Methodists have varied reactions after the Supreme Court on June 24 overturned Roe v. Wade, holding that there is no longer a federal constitutional right to an abortion. Photo courtesy of the Architect of the Capitol.

United Methodists react to end of Roe v. Wade

United Methodists alternately expressed fear and contentment with the U.S. Supreme Court decision released June 24 that holds there is no longer a federal constitutional right to an abortion.
General Agencies
Harriet Olson, General Secretary and CEO of United Women in Faith (formerly United Methodist Women), speaks during the 2022 United Women in Faith Assembly in Orlando, Fla., on May 22. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Women 'Turn It Up' at Assembly 2022

More than 3,000 gathered at the Orange County Convention Center and online for United Women in Faith’s Assembly 2022, held May 20-22. The event celebrating the work of the church’s women’s organization included speakers, worship and the consecration of deaconesses and home missioners.

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