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Women’s Ministries

Mentor program coming for women transitioning from seminary to their first ordained calls

In 2016, the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) celebrated the 60th anniversary of women serving teaching elders following the October 24, 1956, ordination of the Rev. Margaret Towner, the denomination’s first clergywoman. For much of Presbyterian history, women had been restricted from access to classrooms, pulpits, platforms and lecterns.

‘Inclusion should be our number one priority’

Toward the end of the Rev. Shanea Leonard’s Gender & Inclusion presentation Tuesday, they presented a slide with puzzle pieces scattered apart on the left and fit together on the right.

U.N. event inspires young women

Victoria Alexander, 22, is passionate about working with and learning from women leaders, so she jumped at the chance to be part of a Presbyterian delegation to the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

Online workshop designed to help Presbyterians embrace gender and inclusion

The 21st century has seen tremendous shifts in how gender and sexuality are understood around the world and in the church. These changes are making the church more welcoming to all, but they also present challenges as people come to understand language and practices that are new to them and their communities.