Women

Racism
The Rev. Chenda Innis Lee discusses anonymous letters criticizing her appearance that she received from among the congregation at Fairlington United Methodist Church in Alexandria, Va., where she serves as associate pastor.

Virginia church contemplates racism in the ranks

Anonymous letters criticizing the appearance of its African associate pastor have led to self-reflection for a Virginia congregation and a “Do No Harm” campaign seeking changes in The United Methodist Church.
Local Church
Omoyi Wandjaka teaches United Methodist women in Kivu, Congo, how to make bread to generate income for their families. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UM News.

Celebrating and empowering women in Congo

United Methodist leaders roll out microcredit opportunities and training to help women and girls persevere during COVID-19 and conflict in the region.
Human Rights
Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño shares personal reflections on strong women in the Bible and her life during a video message for Women’s History Month. Screengrab courtesy of the California-Nevada Conference by UM News.

‘Girls, Jesus is calling YOU!’

In a video message for Women’s History Month, Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño affirms the right of everyone to use the gifts God gives us for the betterment of the world.
Social Concerns

Two voices from the civil rights movement

In a conversation about civil rights and voter suppression, two African American women shared some pivotal experiences with participants at the I AM Her Women’s Leadership Summit.

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