The Commission on The Status and Role of Women (COSROW) challenges The United Methodist Church to a commitment to the full participation of women in the complete life and mission of the church. The commission serves as an advocate for and on behalf of women, seeks to eliminate inequities in relation to women in the church, and monitors the general agencies, institutions, and connectional structures to ensure inclusiveness of women. For more information about COSROW please contact Ruth Ann Powers

We are pleased to announce that Dawn Hare has been selected as the new General Secretary of the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women. The commission’s board elected Hare, of Monroeville, Ala., to the position effective Jan. 15, 2013. The commission, one of 13 general agencies of the United Methodist Church, advocates for full and equal participation of women in the total life of the church and promotes stronger policies to address ministerial sexual misconduct and sexual ethics.

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