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Lament can offer us a way to enter into and face the painful histories of racism and sexism.

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A number of recent events and publications indicate a shift in wider evangelical Christian culture in favor of egalitarianism. But that doesn’t mean our work is done yet.  

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CBE partnered with Fuller Seminary to offer an eLearning course, “Eyes Open to Abuse,” on the FULLER Leadership Platform. It is intended for pastors, church staff, lay leaders, or congregants who want their church or organization to be better equipped to address and prevent domestic violence. 

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Sojourner Truth was a remarkable woman. This article invites us to learn about and celebrate her life, while also lamenting the oppression she experienced that meant she had to be remarkable to be remembered. 

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Many people don’t know that African American women were leading and pastoring churches from the beginning of the modern Pentecostal movement in the early 1900s. Meet two of these women: Lucy Farrow and Jennie Evans Seymour. 

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Rev. Dr. Prathia Hall Wynn was a womanist theologian, pastor, mentor, and civil rights activist who developed the concept of a “freedom-faith.” She is an important figure in Black history, women’s history, church history, and American history for her work towards a church and an America where all people are considered equal, regardless of their race, ethnicity, class, or gender.  

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We have many reasons to work beside women sharpened by the Holy Spirit through years of faithful service. Yet sexism and ageism—demons that travel together—continue to rob the church of God’s richest resources.

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Though demeaned and exploited as outliers, their suffering is known by the God who sees, who vindicates their demands for equality, and who endures their abuses on the road to Calvary.

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I urge you not to forget that the road to healing our church, marred by racial injustice, is not to alienate the voices and experiences of any member of the body of Christ.

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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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