The purpose of the North Carolina Conference Commission on the Status and Role of Women is to foster an awareness of issues, problems, and concerns related to the status and role of women, with special reference to their full participation in the total life of the Church at least commensurate with the total membership of women in the Conference.
The Conference COSROW exists as a free standing committee for the first time in many years. In this first year (2017), our primary goals are:
1) Increase awareness within the conference of the existence, purpose, and work of COSROW.
2) LISTEN to the real experiences of people in the conference related to the full participation of women at all levels of the UMC. We will welcome stories of celebration in examples of success in this area, and be especially attentive to areas where we may not be reaching the height of full participation of women in the UMC in our conference. From a series of listening sessions across the conference, we will then set our priorities for specific, achievable goals for the quadrennium.
3) Develop partnerships with other conference groups in order to work collaboratively toward the goal of full participation of women on every level of the NCCUMC.
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United Methodist Sexual Ethics
The video below is from the North Alabama Conference. (If viewing time is limited, stop the video after the first 5 minutes.)
This video explains the rationale for a change in our Constitution that will be voted on during the 2017 Annual Conference sessions across the church.
The video below recognizes the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women.
And, in honor of the 60th anniversary of full clergy rights of women in The United Methodist Church: