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How can churches become more effective at hearing what our marginalized sisters are wanting to communicate to us? In this workship, Muted Group Theory (MGT) is presented as a tool for explaining and promoting communication between churches and marginalized women. First, after a brief overview of MGT and its tenets, Linda Lee Smith Barkman looks at how MGT informs gendered communication generally. Then MGT is specifically applied within the micro-differential power dynamics that further complicate communication.

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There's Something About Mary (The Mother of Jesus): From Magnificat to Model Disciple

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This recording explores current research on gender differences in achievement motivation and draws implications from this research to the manner in which men and women find their place of service within the church.

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Seeking Justice and Loving Mercy: Gender and Equality in the Bible and our Culture

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Seeking Justice and Loving Mercy: Gender and Equality in the Bible and our Culture 

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Children around the world are at risk from various forms of life-threatening situations. They face many adversities in diverse contexts including wars, famine and disease. However, there is one threat to child well-being that remains constant in all global contexts: the presence of gender-based violence.

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This session considers the portrayals of gender in which communicate and cultivate gender-based limitations in the modern Christian social imagination. It is a portion from a larger project on identity in the world of sound bites. This session invites you to consider how media representations continue a long history of depictions that communicate a particular role for women in society and speaks for the church in contrast to the biblical witness.

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