" Vi ønsker å være en åpen, inkluderende og fordomsfri menighet for alle mennesker. Alle betyr ALLE for oss! Kirka vår er åpen for Gud, for livet, for verden – og for deg! "
For Metodistkirken er kvinnedagen 8. mars en viktig dag. United Methodist Church er klokkeklar i sitt syn på kvinners likeverd og likerett i både kirke og samfunn. Samtidig innser vi at kampen ikke er over, og kirken har derfor en et eget utvalg som overvåker kirkens praksis i forhold til kvinner rettigheter.
Vi gratulerer uansett med dagen med å referere kirkeordningens paragraf 162 (United Methodist Book of Dicipline) :
Rights of Women
We affirm women and men to be equal in every aspect of their common life. We therefore urge that every effort be made to eliminate sex-role stereotypes in activity and portrayal of family life and in all aspects of voluntary and compensatory participation in the Church and society.
We affirm the right of women to equal treatment in employment, responsibility, promotion, and compensation.
We affirm the importance of women in decision-making positions at all levels of Church and society and urge such bodies to guarantee their presence through policies of employment and recruitment.
We support affirmative action as one method of addressing the inequalities and discriminatory practices within our Church and society.
We urge employers of persons in dual career families, both in the Church and society, to apply proper consideration of both parties when relocation is considered.
We affirm the right of women to live free from violence and abuse and urge governments to enact policies that protect women against all forms of violence and discrimination in any sector of society.
(Paragraf 162 i United Methodist Book of Dicipline)
Samtidig finner du her linken til General Commission on the Status and Role of Women: http://xntdnn.azurewebsites.net/gcsrw3/Home.aspx