Women's Advocacy

The Debate that Changed the Church: Celebrating 60 Years of Full Clergy Rights for Women

On May 4, 1956 the General Conference of the (then) Methodist Church meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota did something amazing. It changed the church’s book of Discipline to support full clergy rights for women. And the church has never been the same since.  Despite much resistance and fears about what... read more»

Posted by Rev. Clayton Childers on April 13, 2016

Build your library by adding ‘One,’ ‘Zero’

March is Women’s History Month. It reminds us that throughout the year, we should celebrate the historical work and struggles of women. The images that surround us — television shows, magazines, Facebook friends and posts, teachers, preachers and other community leaders — shape how we see and who... read more»

Posted by Tura Foster Gillespie on March 19, 2015

TAKE ACTION: Call Senators, Support Justice for Victims of Trafficking

Urge your Senators: Find a Bipartisan Solution for S. 178, Justice for Victims of Trafficking Your voice needs to be heard. Make sure the Senate finds a bipartisan solution to take action to End Modern Slavery! Call 1-888-427-0484 We need a bipartisan solution to advance the fight to end... read more»

Posted by Susan Burton on March 19, 2015

Build your library with a bilingual treat

Women’s History Month (March) is a reminder that throughout the year, we should celebrate the historical work and struggles of women. The images that surround us — television shows, magazines, Facebook friends and posts, teachers, preachers and other community leaders — shape how we see and who we... read more»

Posted by Tura Foster Gillespie on March 12, 2015

Build your library with ‘triumphant book’

Eloise Greenfield is an award-winning poet and author of more than 40 children’s books. She was born in California, but grew up in Washington, D.C., and has lived there since. Greenfield After years of submitting poetry, Greenfield’s first published poem was in the Hartford Times in 1962.... read more»

Posted by Tura Foster Gillespie on February 23, 2015

Build your library with an icon of hope

Black History Month (February) is an invitation to recognize the human dignity of and celebrate the contributions of African Americans and people of the African diaspora. The images that surround us — television shows, magazines, Facebook friends and posts, teachers, preachers and other community leaders — shape how we see... read more»

Posted by Tura Foster Gillespie on February 16, 2015

Build your library: Children’s books teach black history all year

Black History Month is an invitation to recognize the human dignity of and celebrate the contributions of African Americans and people of the African diaspora. The images that surround us — television shows, magazines, Facebook friends and posts, teachers, preachers and other community leaders — shape how we see and... read more»

Posted by Tura Foster Gillespie on February 06, 2015

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