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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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At the intersection of socioeconomics, ethnicity, and gender lurks one of the most insidious forms of violence against girls and women: sex trafficking. What theological insights should inform Christian ministry to victims and survivors of sex trafficking? Female theologians who are well-acquainted with histories of multiple forms of oppression should inform Christian practice. Therefore, mujerista (Spanish for “womanist”) and womanist scholars ought to be at the top of the list. Unfortunately, many evangelicals and other Christians whose praxis has primarily been informed by white, Western, male theological perspectives, are hesitant to consider theologies by and for women of color. This is a mistake. Whether or not a person fully embraces all the theological points of womanist and mujerista theologies, these contextualized liberation theologies contain powerful and poignant biblical truths that are particularly relevant to today’s victims and survivors of sex trafficking. This paper will first highlight relevant definitions and themes in mujerista and womanist theologies, then examine the implications for ministry among today’s sex trafficking victims and survivors

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It was a typical summer weekend service at our local church. I was perusing the bulletin announcements about our son’s upcoming youth group trip that included a water park excursion. Amidst the details for the trip was the following blurb instructing students what to bring:

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As more and more women share that they feel invisible and unwanted at church, it’s clear we need to take clear steps to make women feel seen, invited, and empowered to use their gifts. Here are three ways we exclude women and what we can do about it.

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We have left Urbana changed by the enthusiasm for ministry of the many young people we encountered, the dedication of the mission “lifers” we met, and a renewed conviction that the mission of CBE is essential to the life of the Body of Christ in a needy world.

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The issue of inequality in the church has been a burr under my saddle since I was eight years-old. God gives gifts without discrimination and partiality. Male and female, together, make the church.

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CBE is not the highest profile organization at ETS, and certainly not the most popular, but after my first experience there, I am convinced that our presence makes a bigger difference than we know.

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For too long, church leaders have failed to see the abuse in the church and failed to hear the women who cry out for justice.

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You're probably surrounded by women who are making history in one way or another, and you might not know it, because of course, they won't talk about it. They're too busy loving their neighbors. I'm fairly sure that most of these women are content to be forgotten by history, so long as God is remembered.

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Christianity ought to model an alternative to the world’s obsession with self. Yet, the male-only leadership of many churches and Christian homes does the opposite, providing a breeding ground for these very same problems.

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