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CBE International's 2020 conference in London

"Men, Women, and God:
Theology and Its Impact" 

Hosted with the World Evangelical Alliance Women's Commission and the Anglican Diocese of Norwich


The speaker list is growing daily to include some of the foremost voices in egalitarian scholarship and global NGO practices.

The conference theme is based on Ephesians 4:12: 
"to equip God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up."

More to come!

Grace Al-Zoughbi

Grace Al-Zoughbi is a teacher at Bethlehem Bible College. She finished her master’s program in London and returned to teach and serve as head of the Biblical Studies department at the college.


Andrew Bartlett 

Andrew Bartlett is the author of Men and Women in Christ: Fresh Light from the Biblical Texts (IVP, 2019). After studying law at Oxford, he practiced as a barrister for more than 40 years and has served in part-time judicial positions in the UK. His main work is international arbitration, deciding multinational commercial disputes in various countries around the world. He has a BA in Theology (University of Gloucestershire, first class honors and Bible Society prize). He has served in several churches as elder or church warden.

Sean Callaghan

Sean Callaghan is a committed activist who focuses on the challenges around conflict, gender, and livelihoods, primarily in Africa. His work with activist networks across different African countries has given him insights into the challenges of working for different causes, including forming and benefiting from networks and the tough task of funding the work.

Natalie Collins

Natalie Collins is a gender justice specialist and a speaker and trainer on issues of male violence against women and wider gender injustice. She trains individuals and organizations to respond to male violence against women through her consultancy, Spark, and The DAY Program. She is the author of Out of Control: Couples, Conflict and the Capacity for Change.

Emma Dipper

Emma Dipper is founding director of Gender and Religious Freedom, a collaborative network addressing issues of resilience and advocacy for Christian communities facing persecution, which is distinctly gender biased. She was first challenged in this area when she ran projects for women under the Taliban regime in Afghanistan. She developed Release Women as part of Release International, a church-based model of self-help groups addressing the spiritual, psychosocial, and socio-economic disempowerment of Christian women in Egypt and Pakistan. She is based at All Nations Christian College.

Helene Fisher

Helene Fisher has worked as global gender persecution specialist for Open Doors International since 2007. She has tracked trends related to women and persecution over the past decade, as Christian women have gone from being perceived mainly as incidental victims of religious persecution to becoming direct strategic targets.

Mimi Haddad

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 doctorate of divinity in 2013.

Amanda Jackson

Director of the Women’s Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance, Amanda Jackson has over 20 years of experience encouraging Christians to advocate for women and address the challenges facing women and girls, and training and equipping women in leadership. She has worked with women and men in over 30 nations.

Dominic Misolo

Reverend Domnic Misolo is the director of the Institute for Faith and Gender Empowerment (IFAGE), formerly EFOGE, in Kenya. IFAGE works on gender justice and equality in sub-Saharan Africa through advocacy and empowerment programs targeting women and girls, religious and faith groups, community leadership, and youth organizations. 

Emily Nielsen Jones

Emily Nielsen Jones is president and co-founder of the Imago Dei Fund, part of a movement of women-led philanthropies mobilizing resources to create a more just world for girls and women. Emily enjoys being an ally to inspired women change agents around the world working within their cultural and religious contexts to create a more balanced, just world.

Lucy Peppiatt

Lucy Peppiatt is principal of Westminister Theological Centre, which has sites throughout the United Kingdom. She holds an MA in systematic theology from King's College, London, and a PhD from the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand. She has authored several books. Lucy and her husband, Nick Crawley, lead Crossnet Anglican Church in Bristol.

Charles Reed

Charles Read is director of liturgy and director of reader training, Norwich Diocese. He read theology at Manchester University, was a secondary teacher and a lay minister before ordination. He served in a variety of churches in Manchester diocese and researched the early history of Daily Prayer for his MPhil. In 1999 he became Lecturer in Liturgy and Doctrine at St John’s College Durham. He then served as vice principal of the Norwich Ministry Course, before moving to his present set of posts in 2013. Charles is associate priest at St. Catherine’s Mile Cross, an urban parish in north Norwich.

Elaine Storkey

Elaine Storkey is a philosopher, sociologist, and theologian, having held posts at the Open University, King's College, London, and the University of Oxford. In 1997 she became president of Tearfund, and has since been involved in monitoring aid, relief, and advocacy work in countries of the Global South. In 2010 she and her husband Alan became founding members of Restored, an organization committed to advocating against violence to women. 

Jennifer Williamson

Jenn Williamson is a church planter, a conference speaker, and a leadership coach who currently serves on the steering teams of National Church Planting Processes and Hope for Europe—Women in Leadership. A strong believer in cross-cultural collaboration, Jenn is the founder of Elan, an organization that helps foreign missionaries successfully transition to the field by connecting them with French mentors.