Let’s recover the biblical view for women’s leadership in the home, church, and world. Join us July 20–22, 2023, as we contemplate Scripture and address patriarchy in Brazil alongside leaders, scholars, and practitioners who desire for women and men to share authority equally.  

Attending this conference will provide opportunities 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. Register and attend to gain an understanding of how patriarchy is not only a global issue but is also an issue that restricts the forward momentum of the gospel. 

Don’t miss out – spots are limited. Registration Now Open!


Faculdade Teológica Batista de São Paulo
R. João Ramalho, 466 – Perdizes, São Paulo – SP, 05008-001


July 20, 5-9pm | July 21, 9am-7pm | July 22, 9am-7pm

We offer a discount for full time students. We also have a limited number of scholarships available for those that wish to participate but don’t have the means. We are now accepting applications! Click here to apply.


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  • Thursday
    July 20

    • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Conference Registration | Check-in and Coffee
    • 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Bookstore Open
      Browse a selection of egalitarian books!
    • 7:10 pm – 8:20 pm Keynote Session 1: An Overview of Egalitarian Thought through History, and the Founding of CBE,Welcome Mimi Haddad
    • 8:20 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: The Influence of Greek Philosophy on Biblical Interpretation and the Centrality of Inerrancy,Alan Myatt
    • 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Workshop Block 1
      Workshop 1.A: The Image of God and Our Identity in Christ, Kathy Myatt, Workshop 1.B: Global Flourishing as a Result of Biblical Gender Equality, Mimi Haddad
    • 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 the Women in the Gospels, Cynthia Soares
    • 3:20 pm – 4:20 pm Workshop Block 2
      Workshop 2.A: The Plurality of Women in the Bible as a Model for Women Today, Viktorya Zalewski Workshop 2.B: Worldview, Alan Myatt
    • 4:20 pm – 5:00 pm Coffee Break | Social Hour
    • 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
    • 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
    • 3:20 pm – 4:20 pm Workshop Block 4
      Workshop 4: Head Coverings in 1st Cor. 11:2-16, Craig Keener
    • 4:20 pm – 5:00 pm Coffee Break | Social Hour
    • 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 – 7:00 pm Closing Remarks
    • 6:20 pm – 7:00 pm Bookstore Open



Scholarship applications are open!

Click the button below to apply or download the application here.

Become a Sponsor

Advocate for Mutuality in Brazil: Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor

Join CBE at the conference as a sponsor or exhibitor! Set up a booth to share about your organization, bring merchandise, sponsor an afternoon coffee, or put an ad in the conference workbook. Take a look at the different sponsor or exhibitor opportunities available in our Sponsor/Exhibitor packet now available for download, below.

By participating as a sponsor or exhibitor, your organization will be a part of the conversation about God’s design for equal partnership between women and men of all races and social statuses, working toward a vision of shared leadership throughout the home, church, and world. In joining us, you will have the opportunity to connect your organization with attendees, scholars, and leaders for the shared impact of working together, both women and men, as one in Christ.

Booths are limited, so sign up as soon as possible. All applications are due by June 20, 2023.

Give to Empower People in Brazil

It is crucial that we provide scholarships so more people can attend CBE’s international conference in Brazil. The scholarships will be used to bring in students, pastors, and those who cannot afford to pay the registration fee. Understanding women’s biblical value and equality is essential to empowering their life, work, and studies.

We need to raise $8,000 for scholarships and $70,000 for planning costs.


Learn more about CBE here.

Each in-person attendee will receive: 

Beyond these, the conference is an opportunity to meet and engage with other like-minded Christians, to encourage each other, and to grow as we dig into Scripture together. The opportunity to meet face to face with the conference speakers, to pray and worship together with other conference participants before each session, and to share meals, is an important part of developing a Christian community. Our desire is to create a space and a conversation that will extend far beyond the conference, contributing to the global church as a whole.

We currently accept payments by credit card and PayPal.

Early Bird pricing is our special low price for residents of Brazil who register for the conference in advance. Early Bird pricing is available now and ends on May 31!

Yes! Full time students in Brazil may receive a student discount. Please select “Full Time Students | Residents of Brazil” and click “Add to Cart” to register.

A limited number of scholarships are available to residents of Brazil which will cover the cost of registration. To apply, click here.

Yes! All lectures and most of the workshops will be transmitted live online, and all sessions will be recorded and available for those who register for the online option.

All English lectures and workshops will be translated into Portuguese, and all Portuguese lectures and workshops will be translated into English.

Sponsor/Exhibitor Booths and other options are now available! Check out “Become a Sponsor” for more information.

We are pleased to be able to offer a discount for registrants who would like to stay at the Transamérica Executive Hotel Perdizes, just one block away from the conference venue. Once you have completed your registration, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with your discount code.

Otherwise, registrants may book the hotel of their choosing. Please visit Booking.com, or your preferred travel website for hotels in the Perdizes neighborhood in São Paulo.

Each day of the conference includes an afternoon coffee break featuring traditional Brazilian finger foods, cakes, coffee, water, and juice.

Full meals will not be provided. During the lunch break, attendees are encouraged to have lunch in groups at one of the many restaurants near the college.

Yes! Please send a message to conferences@cbeinternational.org if you would like to volunteer. Applicants for scholarships also have the option to volunteer in the application.

Get involved and stay up to date with CBE here.

International Participants (Non-Residents of Brazil)

Citizens of the United States as well as citizens of countries in Mercosul do not need visas for short term visits to Brazil. For citizens of other countries, please check the visa requirements with your local Brazilian consulate.

International flights to São Paulo arrive at Guarulhos airport (GRU).


Guarulhos International Airport has free wireless internet inside the airport if your phone is unable to connect to Brazilian phone service. To request an Uber to take you from the airport to your hotel, download the Uber app and create an account if you don’t have one already. Input your hotel’s address in the destination field and wait for the arrival of your car at the curbside “Uber pick-up spot” outside on the arrivals level. Do not accept any rides or offers from cars you did not request.

Shuttle and Uber

Shuttles are available from Guarulhos International Airport to various regions within the city of São Paulo. Purchase a ticket online from Airport Bus Service or at the kiosk upon your arrival. If your hotel is near the conference venue, look for the destination “Terminal Rodoviária Barra Funda.” Upon arriving, request an Uber to your hotel.


The CPTM city train system may be used to go from Guarulhos International Airport into the city of São Paulo. Airport shuttles stop at the Airport-Guarulhos Station on the 13-Jade line. Locate the train station closest to your hotel and navigate using this map.

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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.