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Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Summer 2021

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.

Mutuality Summer 2021

Summer 2021

Volume: 28 | Number: 2

Learning Lament, Building Empathy, and Joining our Sisters at the Intersection of Race and Gender

The authors in this issue are women from different ethnic and racial backgrounds. Each article grapples with racial and ethnic inequality in the Christian egalitarian movement in its own way. Each offers us a path toward living out CBE’s mission in its fullest, most complete expression.


Galatians 3:28 and Confronting the Past
By: Katie McEachern | July 5, 2021
Galatians 3:28 offers a vision of a community that models intersectional mutuality in Christ, where an enslaved Gentile woman and a free Jewish man were considered one and shared full authority in the community of believers.

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The Gift of Lament
By: Sarah Lindsay | July 5, 2021
Lament can offer us a way to enter into and face the painful histories of racism and sexism.

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Lamento y Liberación | Lament and Liberation
By: Inés Velásquez-McBryde | July 5, 2021
The spiritual practice of lament can offer us the path to full liberation from interlocking oppressions.

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How Harriet Jacobs Reclaimed the Broken Body: Black Suffering, Black Redemption
By: CL Nash | July 5, 2021
The story of one historical woman can offer a glimpse of how Christian expectations on women varied based on their race.

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A White Woman's  Prayer of Confession
By: Elizabeth Ross | July 5, 2021
We bring our brokenness to God through prayer.

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God’s Surprising Hesed: Reading Ruth as a Palestinian Woman
By: Grace Al-Zoughbi | July 5, 2021
The story of Ruth can offer us a way forward into God’s redemptive loving-kindness.

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Dominance: Patriarchy’s Logic
By: Mimi Haddad | July 5, 2021
As we follow Jesus, let us also expose and challenge the logic of patriarchy. May we lament the church’s complicity with dominance, and may we pursue authentic peace, humbly and persistently as Christ did.

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