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Churches and Christian organizations need to examine their policies for mothers, especially maternity leave. We need to create generous provisions to care for the mothers who serve in our midst.

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The domineering masculinity of American culture and the American church creates a distinct insecurity in men. This insecurity so bleeds out that men feel they must make others—particularly women—small.

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The impact of machismo and how men can learn to recognize and leverage their male privilege to create space for women in the church, lifting their voices and history.

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In 1970, Mrs. Billie B. McClure brought suit against the Salvation Army after realizing she was paid less than the men she served alongside. How the courts treated her case has had lasting effects in the US.

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A Black woman’s struggle to develop her identity as a wife, mother, and Christian inside the white evangelical church. Plus, how she has found healing after leaving.

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Nonconformists reject the status quo—which can be good when it comes to the church and corporate world’s standards, but not when it comes to God’s plan.

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Black voices and experiences have historically been silenced or ignored. Even with issues relating to women, Black women are often neglected. Fortunately, we have the opportunity to change this and elevate their voices.

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As women clergy and leaders, we understand the pressure to perform. Conform. Please. There is always someone in our ear, requesting this, looking for that, demanding change, suggesting alternatives.

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CBE is committed to being a prophetic voice that elevates women’s equality worldwide and the equality of all “races, classes, and ages due to all sharing the image of God.”

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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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