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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.
CBE is supported primarily by donations from individuals who share our vision of a future where all believers are freed to exercise their gifts for God's glory and purposes, with the full support of their Christian communities.
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 a global community. CBE partners, supporters, and organizational members come from over sixty 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 mail with a paid subscription or for free on CBE's website. In addition, we publish a blog with a weekly e-newsletter, Arise.
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.
Organizational Membership. Whether your church or organization is exploring biblical equality or is already committed to it, CBE membership provides you with resources and support. CBE organizational membes receive free subscriptions to our publications, discounts at CBE Bookstore, and conference registration discounts, as well as other benefits.
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.