Susan Keaton

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

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Names and images of God to be explored in survey

The General Commission on the Status and Role of Women is seeking to rekindle conversations about the names and ways Christians talk about God, with a particular interest in understanding the impact of previous “inclusive language” movements.

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Thoughts on World Population Day: How our faith guides us to respect women

Rev. Dr. Cheryl B. Anderson, professor of Old Testament at United Methodist-related Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Ill., reflects on how to integrate our Christian tradition with the full needs of humans — especially women — in a post on the blog of the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women.

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General Commission on the Status and Role of Women adopts new look

Forty years after the launch of feminist magazine Ms, four decades after Congress sent the Equal Rights Amendment to states for ratification and 10 quadrennia after the United Methodist Church established the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women, the agency has updated its logo. The traditional logo, in use since the agency’s …

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UMC language guide again available online

A United Methodist guide to the language we use to describe God, first recommended for churchwide study by the 1984 General Conference, is available once again through a cooperative effort of the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women, United Methodist Women, and the United Methodist Publishing House.“It’s just a tremendous resource that …

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Bishops, chancellors learn techniques for responding to sexual misconduct complaints

A day-long seminar on responding well to sexual misconduct complaints against clergy drew more than 90 United Methodist bishops, chancellors and other conference officials who asked questions, debated church law and shared best practices with each other.

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