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Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Autumn 2020

The print + digital magazine of CBE International

Mutuality offers articles from diverse writers who share egalitarian theology and explore its intersection with everyday life.

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The opinions expressed in these articles are those of the authors. They do not purport to reflect the opinions or views of CBE International or its members.

Cover of Mutuality Fall 2020 Volume 27 Issue 3

Autumn 2020

Volume: 27 | Number: 3

Womanist Theology: Unraveling the Double Bind of Racism and Sexism

Womanist theology recognizes how sexism and racism are interwoven forms of oppression for Black women. Because we serve a God who calls his people to join in his justice work, we must learn how to unravel both sexism and racism.


Let These Women Lead
By: Ellen Richard Vosburg | September 5, 2020
These writers see a way forward for us to achieve true justice and full equality for all women and men. Let them lead us in our shared commitment to mutuality.  

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“She Is in Bitter Distress”: A Womanist Ethic of Advocacy
By: CL Nash | September 5, 2020
In this article, we will observe how the Shunammite woman reacts to her situation with an interpretive lens that is similar to womanist thinking; her story can be found in 2 Kings 4:8–37.

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What I Wish You Knew About Black Women in Ministry: An Open Letter
By: Deirdre “Jonese” Austin | September 5, 2020
Yes, you—whoever you are, wherever you may be. You can be an ally by recognizing the gifted Black woman minister. Speak to her and acknowledge her. Call her by her title, especially when speaking to others about her.

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Always Say Her Name
By: Katherine Ladd Smith | September 5, 2020
She should never be silenced; she should be heard and believed. This will teach her that God hears her. She should never be judged for her upbringing or education. She should be loved and cared for as a child of God.

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Six Black Female Artists Christians Should Know
By: Cara Quinn | September 5, 2020
The six women featured here have used art as a medium to express their faith, to call attention to injustice, and to recognize and preserve their heritage. Their work is a treasured piece of American history.

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Complicity and Silence: How Lament Could Lead Us Toward a Better Place
By: Valerie Ranee Landfair | September 5, 2020
Womanist scholars have developed methodologies for addressing Black women’s ongoing daily oppressions due to the systems and structures of discrimination because of gender, race, and class.

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God Is Our Liberator: How Christian Tolerance for Injustice Impacts Our Children
By: Octavia Powell | September 5, 2020
I urge you not to forget that the road to healing our church, marred by racial injustice, is not to alienate the voices and experiences of any member of the body of Christ.

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Parable of the Brown Girl: The Sacred Lives of Girls of Color
By: Jeanne Porter King | September 5, 2020
Like the parables of Jesus, these stories will open your eyes to see and your ears to hear the truths that are needed in our work for gender equality for all girls.

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Womanist Liberation for All
By: Mimi Haddad | September 5, 2020
Though demeaned and exploited as outliers, their suffering is known by the God who sees, who vindicates their demands for equality, and who endures their abuses on the road to Calvary.

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