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 that places men above women and distort the “Imago Dei” of the female creation against the plan and will of God. Patriarchal worldview is perpetuated by many churches and communities around the world that teaches and believes in male dominance as God’s design for human beings and is the main cause for poverty in Africa resulting into—devaluation and violence against women and girls based of gender.
This event, “Cultivating Oneness in Christ” is based on Romans 12:1-2, “Therefore, I urge you brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is the true worship. Do not conform to the patterns pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind . . . ”
More information can be found on the EFOGE website.