CHICAGO— The 2016 General Conference passed the proposed constitutional amendment to Paragraph 4, Article IV which adds ‘gender’, ‘age’, ‘marital status’, and ‘ability’ to the non-discriminatory clause in the membership section of The United Methodist Church’s constitution. The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women (GCSRW) submitted the legislation to add ‘gender’ and ‘age’ to the paragraph. ‘Marital status’ and ‘ability’ were added into the proposed amendment during legislative committees.
Ms. Becky Williams, pictured in yellow, leads the sexual ethics training in North Mozambique Annual Conference.
CHICAGO - The newly elected board of directors of the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women of The United Methodist Church (GCSRW) met in Chicago, Illinois at First United Methodist Church (Chicago Temple) from October 6-8. GCSRW’s board of directors consists of 19 members, including board representation from Mozambique, Norway and the Philippines. The new bishop from Liberia will join the board in December.