March Is Women's History Month

March 04, 2010

"It is time to write Susanna Wesley back into history. In more recent denominational history we have two women who decades apart were elected bishops. In 1984, Leontine Kelly was written into history as the first African American woman to be elected bishop. She did not stand on this status and coast through her ministry, but continues – long after retirement from the California-Nevada Conference – to see the value in all people and to work side by side on their behalf ...."

The preceding is an excerpt from a bulletin cover created for use during March, as part of the celebration of Women's History Month. The cover also features a litany written by Mariellen Yoshino, a District Superintendent in the California-Nevada Annual Conference.
 
It is one of several resources available for download from the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women (GCSRW) website.