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Christians for Biblical Equality (CBE) is a nonprofit organization of Christian men and women who believe that the Bible, properly interpreted, teaches the fundamental equality of men and women of all ethnic groups, all economic classes, and all age groups, based on the teachings of Scriptures such as Galatians 3:28:
“There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (NIV 2011).
CBE affirms and promotes the biblical truth that all believers—without regard to gender, ethnicity or class—must exercise their God-given gifts with equal authority and equal responsibility in church, home and world.
Who we are
We are Christians, committed to the Bible. We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, is reliable, and is the final authority for Christian faith and practice. We believe that our mission is a result of faithful interpretation and application of the Bible.
We are global community. CBE members, partners, and supporters come from over fifty countries and every corner of the United States. They advocate for the shared authority of men and women in their families, churches, workplaces, and cultures all over the world. Together, we make this mission a reality.
We are lifelong learners. We believe that there is always more to learn about God and God’s purposes in the world, and God’s Word. We provide educational resources on issues pertaining to gender and the Bible for a variety of audiences. We seek to engage with believers of all backgrounds and together sharpen our understanding.
What we do
CBE’s ministry revolves around several core components.
Publications. We publish an academic journal, Priscilla Papers, and a popular magazine, Mutuality, quarterly. These award-winning publications are available by subscription and are free to CBE members. In addition, we distribute a weekly e-newsletter, Arise, and we facilitate conversation through our blog, The CBE Scroll.
Bookstore. CBE Bookstore is the place to find the best resources on the biblical perspective on the equal service and authority of men and women. Each book we carry or recommend has been reviewed for quality and relevance to CBE’s mission. Our bookstore also carries exclusive resources including CBE-produced journals and audio and video recordings.
Conferences. Each year, we host an international conference with some of the top scholars and speakers in the world. Our conferences educate, encourage, and equip our community to share about the biblical basis for the shared authority of men and women in their homes, churches, and cultures.
Chapters. Chapters are CBE’s hands and feet in communities around the world. Chapters are a way for local CBE members and supporters to connect and minister together. They often host lectures, meet for mutual encouragement, represent CBE at regional conferences, and serve their communities together.
Membership. CBE is a membership-based organization, meaning we depend on our members for the prayer, advocacy, and financial support needed to carry out our mission. CBE members receive free subscriptions to our publications, discounts at CBE Bookstore, and conference registration discounts.