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Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Winter 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.

Cover of Winter 2021 Issue of Mutuality

Winter 2021

Volume: 28 | Number: 4

The State of Women's Equality

The authors in this issue invite you to consider individual, communal, and systemic progress toward biblical gender equality. May we continue to build a future where all believers are free to use their gifts for God’s glory and purposes.


Seven Egalitarian Leaders Reflect on the Movement’s Past, Present, and Future
By: Jonathan Tysick | December 5, 2021
Framers and signatories of CBE’s flagship document, “Men, Women, and Biblical Equality,” describe the progress they’ve observed and their hopes for the future of the biblical egalitarian movement.

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Holding the Tension: How to Measure Progress in Women's Equality
By: Sarabeth Ng | December 5, 2021
My hope is that as you read the articles in this issue, you will celebrate the recent progress we have all made toward women's equality.

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Watershed Moments? Reexamining the Barriers Facing Women in the US and UK Church
By: Katie Christine Gaddini | December 5, 2021
We have had many significant moments in the past thirty years in the journey toward gender equality. The difficulty is that large leaps of progress often leave room for invisible, subtle barriers for women in ministry.

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Men Need to Talk about the Difficulties Women Still Face
By: David Hart | December 5, 2021
The oppression and disparate treatment of women in society intersects with manhood, yet men hesitate to talk about these issues in male-only settings. Discussions of manhood must also include discussions of womanhood.

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A Reflection on the State of Women’s Equality in the Black Baptist Church Context
By: Deirdre “Jonese” Austin | December 5, 2021
Black women make up most of the church membership in Black churches, yet they have historically been excluded from the decision-making tables. We must consider how these women serve when we evaluate women’s equality.

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Women Are Gifted: Seven Recent Egalitarian Books for Everyday Readers
By: J.W. Wartick | December 5, 2021
Check out these recently published books that extend the biblical vision of equality throughout the church. From reflections on Exodus to American Christianity, there’s something for everyone!

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An Egalitarian Legacy: Good Activism Remembers History to Promote Progress
By: Mimi Haddad | December 5, 2021
We celebrate recent progress toward gender equality while keeping in mind the work yet to be done. The barriers to gender equality morph and evolve and require us to remain just as engaged as ever.

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