Amanda Jackson (director of the Women’s Commission of the World Evangelical Alliance) leads a hopeful discussion with CBE 2021 international conference speakers on the impact of patriarchy in Irish churches and the barriers that women face.
Why in one of the best of the countries for girls to live, is the church still struggling with the issues of woman leadership in the church? What kind of challenges face an European woman in church ministry? How she can cope? How does the message of the Bible release and not bind the women? How can the Church make use of woman ministers? The prospects for women ministers.
This session will consider a whole Bible approach concerning women and leadership. Topics will include creation, redemption and service for women and men created in God’s image and recreated in the image of Christ.
Theologians are generally agreed that Genesis chapters 1 to 3 are foundational to biblical revelation, and in particular to a right understanding of the male-female relationship. Today, most commentators on Genesis and Pope John Paul II in a binding encyclical on all Roman Catholics, conclude that in God's good creation man and woman stand side by side, equal in status, dignity and leadership ability; the fall is entirely the cause of women's subordination.