What is submission, and what is abuse? What does Paul really say about women in the home? What does Greek philosophy have to do with our theology? What can we learn from the women in the New Testament? How do we respond to the objections raised against the biblical equality of women and men?

Thank you for attending and digging into these questions together and work to recover the biblical view for women’s leadership in the home, church, and world. 

We are so glad you had the opportunity to engage with fellow egalitarians, access resources that are not readily available in churches and faith communities and learn from experts about the biblical basis for women and men to have shared and equal partnership.

In person participants received two books hot off the press! Still Side by Side by Janet George and Partners in Marriage and Ministry by Ronald Pierce have been translated into Brazilian portuguese for the first time. They are now available for sale on Amazon.com.br!

Did you miss it? Stay tuned to learn how you can watch the conference sessions online! All lectures and workshops were recorded and will soon be available for those who couldn’t make it to the conference, or who would simply like to watch a lecture again.


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All times listed are Brasilia standard time (UTC -3).

All content has been translated into English and Portuguese.

Thursday July 20

    • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Conference Registration | Check-in and Coffee
    • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Bookstore Open
    • 7:00 pm – 7:20 pm Welcome and Worship
    • 7:20 pm – 8:30 pm Keynote Session 1: An Overview of Egalitarian Thought through History, and the Founding of CBE, Welcome Mimi Haddad
    • 8:30 pm – 9:00 pm Bookstore Open

Friday July 21

    • 9:00 am – 10:00 am Registration | Check-in
    • 9:00 am – 10:00 am Bookstore Open
    • 9:30 am – 10:00 am Devotional, Viktorya Zalewski
    • 10:10 am – 11:20 am Keynote Session 2: Reclaiming the Bible from Hierarchy: Egalitarianism and Biblical Authority, Alan Myatt
    • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Workshop Block 1
      Workshop 1.A: Global Flourishing as a Result of Biblical Gender Equality, Mimi Haddad | Workshop 1.B: Imago Dei: our identity and calling, Kathy Myatt
    • 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch Break
    • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Bookstore Open
    • 2:00 pm – 3:10 pm Keynote Session 3: Jesus and Women: A Close Look at the Gospels, Cynthia Soares
    • 3:20 pm – 4:20 pm Workshop Block 2
      Workshop 2.A: The Worldview of the Bible vs. the Worldview of Hierarchy, Alan Myatt | Workshop 2.B: The Plurality of Women in the Bible as a Model for Women Today, Viktorya Zalewski
    • 4:20 pm – 5:00 pm Coffee Break
    • 4:20 pm – 5:00 pm Bookstore Open
    • 5:10 pm – 6:20 pm Keynote Session 4: Paul’s Support of Women in Ministry*, Craig Keener (live virtual transmission)
    • 6:20 pm – 7:00 pm Bookstore Open

Saturday July 22

    • 9:00 am – 10:00 am Registration | Check-in
    • 9:00 am – 10:00 am Bookstore Open
    • 9:30 am – 10:00 am Devotional, Cynthia Soares
    • 10:10 am – 11:20 am Keynote Session 5: The Difficult Passages of the New Testament and How to Understand Them, Cynthia Westfall
    • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Workshop Block 3
      Workshop 3.A: The Reformation, the Priesthood of All Believers, and the Ordination of Women, Viktorya Zalewski | Workshop 3.B: Submission and Abuse, Kathy Myatt
    • 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch Break
    • 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Bookstore Open
    • 2:00 pm – 3:10 pm Keynote Session 6 | Round Table
      Responding to the primary objections against Egalitarianism, Cynthia Westfall, Alan Myatt, Cynthia Soares, Mimi Haddad, Viktorya Zalewski. Moderator: Rodrigo Bibo.
    • 3:20 pm – 4:20 pm Workshop Block 4
      Workshop 4: Head Coverings in 1st Cor. 11:2-16*, Craig Keener (live virtual transmission)
    • 4:20 pm – 5:00 pm Coffee Break
    • 4:20 pm – 5:00 pm Bookstore Open
    • 5:10 pm – 6:20 pm Keynote Session 7: Living by Doctrine or by Tradition, Rodrigo Bibo
    • 6:20 pm – 6:40 pm Worship and Closing Remarks
    • 6:40 pm – 7:30 pm Bookstore Open



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Alan Myatt PhD

is a graduate of Denver Seminary with a PhD in Theological Studies and Religion from Denver/Iliff School of Theology. He is currently a professor of Theology at the Baptist College of Curitiba, Brazil. He taught at Baptist Theological College of São Paulo, Brazil and was chair of Theology and Philosophy of Religion at South Brazil Baptist Theological Seminary. His publications include Teologia Sistemática (awarded two Arete prizes) and numerous articles such as “Fides Reformata,”  “Religion and Social Policy,” and “Vida Acadêmica.” 

Dr. Mimi Haddad

is president of CBE International. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (summa cum laude). She holds a PhD in historical theology from the University of Durham, England. Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University awarded Mimi an honorary Doctor of Divinity in 2013. Read more about Mimi here.

Dr. Craig S. Keener

(PhD, Duke University) is F. M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary. He is author of thirty-three books, with more than one million copies in circulation. The books have won thirteen national or international awards, including six in Christianity Today. These include The IVP Bible Background Commentary: New Testament and major academic commentaries. In 2020 Craig was president of the Evangelical Theological Society.

Kathy Myatt

is a psychiatric nurse practitioner with an emphasis on family and child development. A graduate of the University of Colorado with post-graduate studies at Vanderbilt University, she has taught courses on counseling and working with children. She is currently a psychiatric nurse practitioner at a mental health clinic. She lives in Colorado with her husband, Alan. 

Cynthia Long Westfall PhD

is assistant professor of New Testament at McMaster Divinity College in Hamilton, Ontario. She is the author of Discourse Analysis of the Letter to the Hebrews: The Relation­ship Between Form and Meaning (T. & T. Clark, 2006), and Paul and Gender: Reclaiming the Apostle’s Vision for Men and Women in Christ (Baker Academic, 2016) and has been part of an urban mission to the inner city in Denver for more than twenty years. For the last five years, she has also been involved in urban ministry in the Greater Toronto area. She is also a 2017 recipient of CBE’s Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Viktorya Zalewski Baracy 

is a professor, Master of Linguistics & Literature (UFPR), and licensed in Linguistics & Literature: Portuguese/German. She lives in São Bento do Sul (Santa Catarina, Brazil), and is currently studying theology at the Lutheran College of Theology along with her husband, Nicksson. She has worked to bring Christian Egalitarian research to the forefront in Brazil.

Cynthia Muniz Soares

is a biologist and theologian specializing in New Testament Theology. She is currently enrolled in a Master’s program in New Testament Studies at Jonathan Edwards Theological Seminary (STJE), and has been teaching at seminaries for the past 5 years, with a special focus on women’s work in theology and the church. She lives in São Paulo with her husband Fabio. 

Rodrigo Bibo

is the creator and producer of Bibotalk, a hub of theological resources that features BTCast, the largest Bible and Theology podcast in Brazil. He is the author of the book “The God Who Destroys Dreams” (Thomas Nelson Brasil, 2021), and editor of the books “New Mentality: Conversations on Paul’s letter to the Philippians” (Mundo Cristão, 2021) and “Doctrine and Devotion,” (Thomas Nelson Brasil, 2022). He is married to Alexandra, and father of Milena and Kalel.