"Why A Good Lebanese Girl Would Devote Her Life To Promoting Biblical Gender Equality?: My Personal And Professional Journey As A Christian Feminist"
April 28, 2017 - April 28, 2017

As a child of immigrant parents, I often found myself negotiating three cultures and languages simultaneously. My parents were grateful to raise their daughters in a country where “women could become whatever they wanted,” yet the evangelical church was less than welcoming to women such as me. Through it all, the influence of patriarchy, culturally and theologically, continually challenged my sense of value and vocation. My greatest joy and liberation came through my journey with God as an egalitarian activist.

Women in History and Theology
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 weekends: April 21–22, May 5–6 and May 19–20. Classes will be held Fridays, 6–9 p.m., Saturdays 8 a.m.–4 p.m. To register, see

Lecture for Truett Women in Ministry: "Why Women’s Leadership Is A Primary Issue: Wisdom from the Early Evangelicals"
April 18, 2017 - April 18, 2017

Dr. Mimi Haddad will address members of Truett Women in Ministry at a dinner hosted by the Center for Ministry Effectiveness 5:30 pm, Tuesday, April 18th at the First Baptist Church, Waco TX. Dinner is by invitation only.

The lecture will be on the topic "Why Women’s Leadership Is A Primary Issue: Wisdom from the Early Evangelicals." 

Lecture description: The early evangelicals were radical social reformers whose work was rooted in a theological conservatism that fueled not only abolition and suffrage, but also an evangelism that extended Christian faith well beyond that of previous generations. Their achievements were driven by a high regard of Scripture, an undaunted belief that all of life is made new through the Cross, and that our newness of life in Christ fuels activism not only in word but especially in deed.

More information on the Center for Ministry Effectiveness can be found on their website

Truett Theological Seminary Chapel
April 18, 2017 - April 18, 2017

Dr. Mimi Haddad presented as a guest speaker at Truett Theological Seminary's April 18, 2017 chapel service at 11 am, followed by lunch and dialogue in Truett’s Great Hall. Video of her speech, "Look Who's Coming to Dinner with Jesus: Outcasts, Dogs, and Prostitutes" is available on the Truett Seminary website. 

"Conversing" Podcast with Fuller Seminary
March 28, 2017 - March 28, 2017

Mimi Haddad, president of CBE, participated in a podcast with Fuller Seminary president Mark Labberton.

She discusses gender equality and women in leadership. She reflects with Dr. Labberton on the complex relationship between theology and real-life injustice, the social and economic benefits of women in leadership, and the pressing task of “dismantling theological patriarchy” in the church.

“Conversing” is a podcast series produced by FULLER studio in which Dr. Labberton interviews leaders on the intersection of theology and culture. Mark Labberton has served as Fuller Seminary’s fifth president since 2013. His experience includes 30 years of pastoral ministry, 16 of those as senior pastor of First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley, California. For more reflections from Dr. Labberton visit…rk-labberton/.

Listen to this episode of the podcast.

Plenary Address at the Advancing Women in Leadership Conference: "The Elephant in the Church"
March 24, 2017 - March 24, 2017

Mimi Haddad will offer a plenary address for the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities 2017 Advancing Women in Leadership in Higher Education conference, March 24, 2017 at Biola University, La Mirada, CA. More information on the conference can found on the Biola website.

Mimi Haddad’s Plenary Lecture, “Women’s Radical Identity: A Strong Rescuer (Gen 2:18)"
March 15, 2017 - March 15, 2017

On Thursday, March 16, Mimi Haddad will deliver a Plenary Lecture on the topic "Women's Radical Identity: A Strong Rescuer (Gen 2:18)", at Radical Revolution's 2017 Women's Conference. The conference takes place in College Park, Georgia from March 16 to March 18. More information on the conference can be found on the conference website

Panel Discussion: "Is Male and Female Mutuality Biblical?"
February 23, 2017 - February 23, 2017

On Thursday, February 23, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Mimi Haddad participated in a panel discussion hosted by Denver Seminary and CBE's Denver chapter on the topic: "Is Male and Female Mutuality Biblical?". Sue Bailey, the CBE Denver chapter coordinator, was the moderater. 


  • Dr. Mimi Haddad, President CBE International
  • Dr. Hélène Dallaire (OT)
  • Dr. Doug Groothuis (Apologetics)
  • Dr. Don Payne (Theology)
  • Dr. Paula Tipton (Counseling)
  • Dr. William (Bill) Klein (NT)
  • Stephanie Cooper (student MA-OT)

To watch the panel discussion, please see our YouTube channel

"Reading Scripture through a Patriarchal Lens: How Masculine Christianity Distorts Divine and Human Ontology"
November 14, 2016 - November 16, 2016

Dr. Mimi Haddad will present “Reading Scripture through a Patriarchal Lens: How Masculine Christianity Distorts Divine and Human Ontology” at the Evangelical Theological Society, Other Voices in Interpretation. ETS will be held November 15-17, 2016 in San Antonio, TX.

Paper Description: Christian teachings and traditions have repeatedly capitulated to patriarchal philosophy and culture. The result has been a formulation of “male” as more godlike whereby males arrogate authority over females, a position from which females are deemed ontologically inferior. This paper will consider modern examples of masculine Christianity as it distorts not only the nature and purpose of humanity created male and female in God’s image, but as it also misrepresents the nature and purpose of God: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 

Setting the Record Straight: The Great Champion of Women- The Apostle Paul
November 12, 2016 - November 12, 2016

Join Dr. Mimi Haddad at the Vista Covenant Church in San Diego on November 13, 2016, as she explores and interprets the writings from Apostle Paul.

Throughout history, select writings from the Apostle Paul have been read out of context in silencing and subordination of women to men. This is a great tragedy when you consider Paul’s closest coworkers were women, including the deacon Phoebe, the teacher Priscilla and the Apostle Junia. While Paul silences individuals who are false teachers, leadership for Paul is located in gifting, calling, and character.