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April 21, 2017 - May 20, 2017
This course explores the leadership, theological contributions and experiences of women from the Old Testament period through the twentieth century. In each era, we will also consider the historical, theological, and philosophical assumptions and events that supported, or more often, limited the fullest participation of women’s gifts and leadership in church and religious life. As the church continues to consider the scope of service and leadership open to women in the church and marriage, this course will explore the significance gender has played in shaping theology, ministry and Christian life. Readings, class discussion, multi-media and assignments will enable students to critique the significance of gender in the life of the church today. The course will be taught over 3 w...
April 28, 2017 - April 30, 2017
CBE's Melbourne chapter will be host the "Better Together: Women and Men: One in Christ" conference on April 28-30, 2017 at the St. Thomas Anglican Church in Melbourne, Australia.  The conference will feature keynote speakers Rev. Patti Ricotta, Dr. Mimi Haddad, and Rev. Dr. Kevin Giles. This is another event that you do not want to miss. Register today!  For more information, please visit Melbourne Chapter's website.
April 28, 2017
As a child of immigrant parents, I often found myself negotiating three cultures and languages simultaneously. My parents were grateful to raise their daughters in a country where “women could become whatever they wanted,” yet the evangelical church was less than welcoming to women such as me. Through it all, the influence of patriarchy, culturally and theologically, continually challenged my sense of value and vocation. My greatest joy and liberation came through my journey with God as an egalitarian activist.
April 29, 2017
Christians working to end sex slavery recognize the crucial role churches have in reading Scripture without a male bias. Since the 1800s, Christians have challenged theological patriarchy as essential to their humanitarian work. This lecture will consider how the church developed a theology of abolition in concert with its humanitarian work and how theology has implications for Christian humanitarians today
April 29, 2017
Unlike today, Christian theologians have, through the ages, used feminine metaphors for God without apology. For them, this language was not only biblical but theologically rich in communicating the immanence and transcendence of God. By avoiding this language do we minimize the depth of our understanding of God? This lecture will consider the nature of language, the metaphors used of God, and the wisdom of relying only on masculine metaphors for people.
April 30, 2017
Effortlessly and without much explanation, Jesus welcomed the marginalized living on edges of his culture. His welcome was a great annoyance to his community, and even to his disciples. Yet, Scripture makes clear that the outsiders, denied dignity and welcome, were those Christ intentionally pursued.
April 30, 2017
Effortlessly and without much explanation, Jesus welcomed the marginalized living on edges of his culture. His welcome was a great annoyance to his community, and even to his disciples. Yet, Scripture makes clear that the outsiders, denied dignity and welcome, were those Christ intentionally pursued.
April 30, 2017
The web has created enormous capacity for dialogue yet research shows most online communities reinforce stereotypes. How can the body of Christ challenge the devaluation of people based on gender and skin color?
July 21, 2017 - July 23, 2017
On July 21-23, 2017, Christians from around the world will gather in Orlando, Florida, for CBE's 2017 conference, “Mutual by Design: Building God’s Church Together.” The conference will promote the biblical view of gender and Christian leadership—namely, that the Bible places no gender-based limits on Christian service. The need for this egalitarian perspective is as great as ever. Around the world, women and girls suffer oppression because they are considered less valuable than men. This devaluation of women is often justified by patriarchal readings of the Bible. “Mutual by Design” will proclaim a better way. Neither God nor the Bible calls for gender-based hierarchy in the church, family, or community. In fact, the gospel proclaims...
September 20, 2017 - September 22, 2017
On September 20-22, Ekklesia Foundation for Gender Education will host a three day international conference in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania with faith leaders and delegates from across East Africa on the theme, “Cultivating Oneness in Christ: Biblical Truth about Equality for Women and Men in the Home, Church and Community.” This conference will provide opportunity for faith leaders, students, researchers, faith based project leaders to cultivate basic theological and biblical truth about equality for women and men. It will promote the essence of equal worth, dignity, respect and mutual love for men and women for a gift based leadership and equal participation in decision making in the home, church, and society. This event will explore harmful religious and cultural gender norms t...