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