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Women’s ordination and inclusion as leaders within the early church can be seen clearly when we explore how women participated in Jesus’ ministry, with specific attention to Acts 9:1–2.

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CBE has a podcast! The Mutuality Matters podcast is now part of CBE’s online library of free resources. Weekly episodes touch on influential media, biblical resources, and the impact of egalitarian work worldwide.

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Despite verbal affirmation of women in ministry, women are often delegated to “safe” ministry with children rather than ministry that also works closely alongside men. This is not what God wants.

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In the latest conversation sponsored by CBE and our 2021 Conference partners, Amanda Jackson asked three keynote speakers to consider the impact of patriarchy in Irish churches and the barriers that women face as a result. 

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One woman’s experience of being trained as a priest in the Church of England opened her eyes to a startling reality. A woman who dares to speak from a position of authority in the church is still a threat to too many.

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Get ready to submit a piece for CBE’s fifth annual writing contest! Women and men of all cultures, races, and classes are invited to share their stories and insights about biblical gender equality, egalitarian theology, and Christian feminism.

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The barriers that prevent women from becoming pastors are innumerable. From even imagining it's possible to finding support—financial and spiritual—the world seems to stand against us in following this call with all its fury.

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As the one shepherding my congregation through worship, I want to make sure the songs we sing express the fullness of the Christian experience, including the female Christian experience. Who is writing the contemporary songs we sing? What backgrounds do they come from and, specifically, how many women are penning the church’s anthems? Not many. 

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In a continuation of the second of several conversations sponsored by CBE and our 2021 Conference partners, Charles Read asked three conference speakers to consider how churches can better value women leaders.

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The spiritual practice of lament can offer us the path to full liberation from interlocking oppressions.

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