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To serve women's unique needs and  to celebrate women's unique strengths—that is Christians for Biblical Equality. I thank God for this unique network of women and men, a blessing to God's world in the 21st century.
CBE is a deep source of theological support for Christians seeking to think critically about biblical equality. In CBE, one finds a solid commitment to orthodoxy and a thoughtful, progressive hermeneutic from which to address the important topic of men and women partnering together in all areas of life. The message this ministry brings has the potential to transform lives! My prayer is that more and more believers will be set free through prayerfully reflecting on the scholarship and resources that CBE provides.
CBE has a seasoned message for the 21st century, taking the church and the community holistically back to the biblical truth of God’s original creation plan, breaking the prison gates, bondage, and yokes to bring total salvation. Empowering humankind regardless of gender to serve God and fellow humans with the gifts and talents God gives to all regardless of sex (John 10:10, Luke 4:18-19)! Denying women full godly treatment is a selfish act which must be denounced and fought at all levels by all people if real development is take place. Thanks, CBE.
CBE has a seasoned message for the 21st century, taking the church and the community holistically back to the biblical truth of God’s original creation plan, breaking the prison gates, bondage, and yokes to bring total salvation. Empowering humankind regardless of gender to serve God and fellow humans with the gifts and talents God gives to all regardless of sex (John 10:10, Luke 4:18-19)! Denying women full godly treatment is a selfish act which must be denounced and fought at all levels by all people if real development is take place. Thanks, CBE.
Catherine Allen
The principles of CBE are globally valid and applicable, because those principles are biblical. The worldwide Christian mission will be strengthened as believers demonstrate these principles in their lifestyle. I call upon all missional entities to stand with CBE in teaching and in administrative policy.
We endorse our support of CBE’s ministry for its being forthright in its affirmation of God’s creation of humanity as being equal and biblical based without discrimination based on gender.
Despite strong opposition in recent years, CBE has been a faithful advocate for the core biblical truths of the partnership of men and women, mutual submission, and the equal gifting and ministry of every believer. Because of the abuse of power and control implicit in a hierarchical model, Jesus warned his followers that exercising authority over and bearing rule were not to be so among them (Matt 20:25-26). CBE is a beacon of light in a world desperately in need of the good news that relational health and wholeness lay in gender mutuality and partnership with Christ as Lord. It has my unequivocal respect and support.
The motivation behind our quest for gender equality in the church is not primarily the pursuit of justice or of fair treatment for women.  Something infinitely more important is at stake: the integrity of the church of Jesus Christ.  Unless the church lives as community of oneness, it degenerates into a pathetic masquerade of the divine intention.     While practicing gender discrimination, some churches may appear to be successful.  They may push programs, promote evangelism, move people in and out, sometimes in great numbers, and build impressive facilities.  But, whenever they exploit a few verses out of their historical context in order to devalue half of their constituency by subordinating them to the other half, they violate their calling to oneness and they reject the power of the cross "which reconciles us to God into one body."  There cannot be community oneness where gender and racial stratification's prevail.   Individuals and congregations who have been delivered from such obsessions with power owe it to their brothers and sisters who are still in bondage to make every sacrifice, underwrite every ministry that proclaims that the church is the one community in this fallen world where we can be freed up to become one.
CBE is an evangelical organization promoting biblical equality using peaceful means. It is excellent in liberating people's minds using excellent scholarship, sound doctrine, and peaceful methods that lift the status of women to reach their position in Christ. Since the introduction of the message of CBE in 2002, Uganda has never been the same, and the voice of women radio program has more than 10 million listeners. CBE is an urgent need for Africa where patriarchy and culture has imprisoned and enslaved women for many centuries. I highly affirm and endorse CBE’s vision, mission, statement of faith, and ministry.
Thanks to many committed Christian activists in the 19th century, the western Church woke up to the truth that the practice of slavery, allowed in the New Testament, was not part of God's plan for all time. Yet many segments of the Church today persist in the assumption that the first century limitations placed on women are part of God's plan for all time. The effects of this are not much less tragic than the effect of mistaking slavery for God's ideal. I know of no organization that is doing as much as CBE to help the church wake up to God's ideal regarding women in ministry and women in marriage. They are among the "abolitionists" of the 21st century and I'm proud to be among their passionate supporters!

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