Dr. R. Mitch Randall argues the church must accept responsibility for their part in creating the environment where sexual abuse thrived because the church's teaching of female subservience established male dominance in the culture. .
This workshop compares the American woman's experience of equality to the experience of displaced women such as refugees, immigrants, and victims of trafficking, and shows how we can advocate for them.
One of the greatest challenges in Kenya is the resurgence of negative aspects of African cultural practices that are oppressive to women, such as female genital mutilation and polygamy. These are resurging because the Christian world-view has not taken root and Christian identity is not well defined.
This seminar introduces participants to the surprising ways that even socially conscious Christians can be hindered by unconscious cultural captivity and ingroup influences, and contrasts this with what Rivera calls "remarkable Christianity."
As we pursue the goal of a thriving church where women and men serve on equal footing, it will be crucial for men to advocate for women as allies. Using a fresh research model, this seminar will outline key steps that men can take to become more effective advocates.
Beyond economics and development, this session develops the title’s theme with a biblical application from the Book of Ruth, incorporating intercultural interpretation and illustrated by stories of Tanzania women.