Susan Keaton

Author's details

Name: Susan Keaton
Date registered: March 21, 2013
URL: http://www.gcsrw.org

Biography

I am communications director for the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women.

Latest posts

  1. Celebrating Women’s History month in the UMC — February 28, 2014
  2. March worship resources available — February 17, 2014
  3. Clergy diversity mirrors membership — February 12, 2014
  4. ‘Do No Harm’ event to get new date — January 29, 2014
  5. Free GCSRW webinar series begins Feb. 4 — January 13, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Names and images of God to be explored in survey — 10 comments
  2. Women now 1 of 4 UMC clergy in U.S. — 10 comments
  3. Is sexual misconduct still an issue? — 8 comments
  4. GCSRW board taking pulse of constituents — 6 comments
  5. UMC language guide again available online — 3 comments

Author's posts listings

Celebrating Women’s History month in the UMC

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The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women is celebrating Women’s History Month with special resources every day of March. The 2014 theme is “Women of Character, Courage and Commitment,” and GCSRW is marking that theme in The United Methodist Church three different ways: – Highlighting a different woman in UMC history each …

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March worship resources available

Inclusive/expansive-language prayers, calls to worship and liturgies that can be used in March (Women’s History Month) are available now through the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women. All the worship elements are Lectionary based.

Clergy diversity mirrors membership

The number of United Methodist clergy of color increased by 7.6% in the United States over a five-year period, according to an analysis by the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women. Clergy of various racial/ethnic groups mirror their proportions in the U.S. membership nationwide, the agency reported. The U.S. lay membership was …

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‘Do No Harm’ event to get new date

Plans for “Do No Harm 2015,” a sexual ethics summit addressing prevention of and response to abuse, misconduct and harassment of a sexual nature within The United Methodist Church, are being revised. The Interagency Sexual Ethics Task Force, convened by the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women, has decided it will set …

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Free GCSRW webinar series begins Feb. 4

A series of webinars aimed at helping develop principled leaders in The United Methodist Church is being offered this year by the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women. “These webinars all offer skills for Christian leadership at the local, regional and connectional level,” said Audrey J. Krumbach, the agency’s director of gender …

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Is sexual misconduct still an issue?

Is sexual misconduct an issue of concern in The United Methodist Church? The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women reports some interesting responses to sexual ethics questions asked of clergy attending a boundaries training session.  For example, 41% of the respondents said they personally know someone who reports being the victim of …

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Women now 1 of 4 UMC clergy in U.S.

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Despite a slight decline in the number of United Methodist clergy in the U.S., the percentage of women is growing. As of 2011, the most recent figures available, women were 25 percent of U.S. UMC clergy. Some of the local percentages were much higher — in 10 of the 56 annual conferences studied, …

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Bishops share thoughts on women’s role in UMC

Some United Methodist bishops have joined the conversation as the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women continues to assess how the church is meeting its mandate for full inclusion of women in all areas of church life. The agency hosted the latest in its series of listening sessions at the Council of …

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Groups explore ways of supporting women in UMC

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Representatives of six organizations of The United Methodist Church gathered in Chicago Oct. 22 to discuss how they could coordinate their efforts to meet the needs of women across the denomination. The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women arranged the exploratory meeting under its mandate of ensuring women share fully in the …

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GCSRW board taking pulse of constituents

The board of the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women met Sept. 19-21 in Chicago.

The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women is talking with women and men across The United Methodist Church to gauge the progress of its work for “full and equal responsibility and participation of women in the total life and mission of the Church.”

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