MFSA believes all gender identities are beautiful and created in God’s image and are to be treated equitably. Gender justice is key in addressing poverty issues around the world where women are often times seen as less than to men and given less economic, educational, and life opportunities. MFSA works alongside partners to advocate for equity of all gender identities both within and beyond The United Methodist Church.

Gender justice is a human right; every woman and girl is entitled to live in dignity and in freedom, without any fear. Gender Justice is indispensable for development, poverty reduction, and is crucial to achieving human progress. Realizing it includes sharing of power and responsibility between women and men at home, in the workplace, and in the wider national and international communities.(OXFAM America).


  • The Commission on the Status and Role of Women of The United Methodist Church works for full inclusion of women in all aspects of life in The United Methodist Church.  
  • United Methodist Women: the largest denominational faith organization for women with approximately 800,000 members whose mission is fostering spiritual growth, developing leaders and advocating for justice.
  • OXFAM America: A partner organization working for gender justice throughout the world.