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2018 International Conference

Helsinki, Finland | August 3-4, 2018

Join CBE International for "Created for Partnership," an international conference hosted by RaTas (Christians for Equality), in partnership with CBE International.

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Why Finland?
While Finland has a reputation as a world leader in gender equality, the story is different inside Finland's evangelical churches. A small but influential minority claiming to represent “true” biblical Christianity promotes male-only leadership and patriarchal gender roles in churches throughout the country. This is crippling the advancement of the gospel in this mostly secular country.

In the words of Eeva Sallinen Simard, "Finland is one of the most gender-equal societies in the world, but I had the same experience with gender roles in the evangelical church in Finland that I later had in a US evangelical church. Women are still pressed to the sidelines of the evangelical church, no matter how egalitarian the surrounding secular culture."

Read her inspiring story, "From Secret Egalitarian to Fierce Advocate" on CBE's blog, Arise.

Join CBE in Finland this summer!

Join CBE in Finland this summer and connect with Christians from around the globe, learn how to advocate for biblical gender equality in your own church, and be a catalyst for egalitarian momentum in Finland and beyond! Help unleash the full power of the gospel!

“Created for Partnership” is based on Genesis 1:27

"So God created mankind in his own image,
    in the image of God he created them;
    male and female he created them."

Presentations and Workshops
Our lineup of speakers includes pastors, authors, professors, and social justice advocates from around the world. View all speakers here.

Discussions and Networking Opportunities
Share your ideas and questions with speakers, authors, pastors and mission leaders on topics ranging from equality in missions, the spiritual leadership of women, pastoral leadership, biblical scholarship, and much more.

Unable to attend? You can still help!
Your gift of any amount makes a difference! Conferences allow us to make contact with churches and organizations from around the world, and to provide them resources and guidance on adopting and preaching egalitarian ideas.

The cost of conducting these conferences quickly add up, but the pay-off is that more people around the world begin to practice biblical equality in their church, society, and home.

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