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COSROW recognizes 2019 Branscomb Barrier Breaker Award recipient

8/15/2019

Each year during Annual Conference, the Conference Commission on the Status and Role of Women (COSROW) recognizes a North Alabama United Methodist willing to risk and stand up for the rights of women and ethnic minority persons through the  Louise Branscomb Barrier Breaker Award. During the 2019 North Alabama Annual Conference in June, COSROW Chair Rev. Kelsey Grissom presented the report of COSROW and announced that the 2019 Branscomb Barrier Breaker Award recipient was Rev. Lucy Morales. ...


COSROW announces 2019 Louise Branscomb Barrier Breaker Award nominees

5/13/2019

Dr. Louise Branscomb was a dedicated layperson in the North Alabama Conference. She was a tireless advocate for the vulnerable and collaborated with both laity and clergy to seek justice in the life of the church and its ministries. In 1990 North Alabama’s Commission on the Status and Role of Women (COSROW) named the newly created Barrier Breaker Award in honor of Dr. Branscomb, the first recipient. COSROW has continued to present the award in annual recognition of people who do impactful ...


2019 Barrier Breaker Award Nominations Sought

3/14/2019

The Louise Branscomb Barrier Breaker Award celebrates North Alabama United Methodists who are willing to stand up for the rights of marginalized women and minorities and take risks in their ministries. The North Alabama Conference Commission on the Status and Role of Women presents this award to the recipient that best embodies the spirit of the award’s namesake.  For nearly three decades, COSROW recognizes those who sought justice and advocated for women and minorities in the North Alabama ...


A Letter from North Alabama COSROW: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

10/24/2018

Dear North Alabama Conference, Recent conversations regarding sexual assault and harassment are a searing reminder that our world is still broken and deeply needs the Church to offer messages and ministries of healing. Many pastors are reporting an increase in survivors’ coming forward to share their stories of assault, harassment and violence. It is so important that, as a faith community, we provide safe space for people to tell their stories and to seek healing. October is Domestic Violence ...


Nominations now open for COSROW's 2018 Louise Branscomb Barrier Breaker Award

2/15/2018

The Louise Branscomb Barrier Breaker Award celebrates North Alabama United Methodists who are willing to stand up for the rights of marginalized women and minorities and take risks in their ministries. For nearly three decades, the North Alabama Conference Commission on the Status and Role of Women (COSROW) annually presents this award to a recipient that best embodies the spirit of the award’s namesake and first recipient, Dr. Louise Branscomb. Its winners have been male and female; clergy and ...


2017 Louise Branscomb Barrier Breaker award presented to Allison Dearing

7/31/2017

Each year the Conference Commission on the Status and Role of Women (COSROW) recognizes a United Methodist willing to risk and stand up for the rights of women and ethnic minority persons through the presentation of the Louise Branscomb Barrier Breaker Award. During Annual Conference the 2017 award was presented to Allison Dearing, a member of Birmingham First UMC and creator of One Place Metro Alabama Family Justice Center, an organization which provides coordinated services to victims of ...


Nominations for the 2017 Louise Branscomb Barrier Breaker Award now open - deadline March 31

2/24/2017

Photo courtesy of North Alabama Conference Archives Nominations are now open for the 2017 Louise Branscomb Barrier Breaker Award. Each year the Conference Commission on the Status and Role of Women (COSROW) recognizes a United Methodist “barrier breaker" willing to risk and stand up for the rights of women and ethnic minority persons. This year’s nomination deadline is March 31, 2017. The Branscomb Barrier Breaker award was established in 1990 by the United Methodist Women of the North Alabama...


COSROW Team offers new video and discussion guides for local church use

11/10/2016

"Helping all people experience and claim their own deep worth as a beloved child of our Loving Creator is a deep passion of mine.  It has been a tremendous privilege over the this past year to do this work of elevating women's equality side by side with the North Alabama COSROW team!",” said Rev. Stephanie Arnold, who was the speaker for the 2016 North Alabama Annual Conference Breakfast sponsored by the Commission on the Status and Role of Women (COSROW). Her talk included the stories of clergy...


COSROW announces 2016 Louise Branscomb Barrier Breaker Award Recipient

4/29/2016

In 1990 the United Methodist Women of the North Alabama Conference established the Louise Branscomb Barrier Breaker Award as a way for the Conference to annually recognize a United Methodist willing to risk and stand up for the rights of women and ethnic minority persons. Each year the Conference Commission on the Status and Role of Women (COSROW) continues to recognize these "barrier breakers" through this award. This year’s Louise Branscomb Barrier Breaker Award Recipient is Rev. R. G. ...


Call for Louise Branscomb Barrier Breaker Award Nominees; Nomination deadline is March 15, 2016

2/8/2016

North Alabama United Methodists are invited to nominate persons (lay or clergy) who are active in the church on the local, district or conference level; who demonstrate a willingness to take risks and stand up for the rights of women and minority persons, and who for these reasons may be considered barrier breakers. The award will be presented at the Louise Branscomb Barrier Breaker Award Breakfast and the recipient will be recognized during Annual Conference on Tuesday, June 5, 2016 at the Von ...


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