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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 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?
May 01, 2017
On Monday, May 1, Dr. Mimi Haddad will address a group of female Ridley College students at an informal dinner. She will share some of her own experiences in writing in academia and encourage the students to develop and use their own voices. 
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...