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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 apostle Peter realized a few years after Pentecost that he would be opposing God if he held onto one of his preferences. We need to learn from Peter because his lessons are exactly what the church needs today.

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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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The church needs to do better in caring for the mental and physical health of mothers. A thorough understanding of Genesis 1 and 3 will help build a framework from which to act.

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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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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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Framers and signatories of CBE’s flagship document, “Men, Women, and Biblical Equality,” describe the progress they’ve observed and their hopes for the future of the biblical egalitarian movement.

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We celebrate recent progress toward gender equality while keeping in mind the work yet to be done. The barriers to gender equality morph and evolve and require us to remain just as engaged as ever.

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Check out these recently published books that extend the biblical vision of equality throughout the church. From reflections on Exodus to American Christianity, there’s something for everyone!

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Patriarchal beliefs in American evangelicalism regarding women and men’s roles are pervasive—even in egalitarian churches. This helps explain the exodus that begins when a woman enters a church as pastor.

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