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CBE International

CBE International is dedicated to reclaiming God’s design for equal partnership between men and women. Since its founding in 1988, CBE has published egalitarian resources including two award-winning quarterly journals (Priscilla Papers and Mutuality), books, curriculum, and a blog. CBE is a 501c(3) nonprofit with supporters and ministry partners from over 100 denominations and 65 countries.

The CBE community believes that the Bible, properly interpreted, teaches the fundamental equality of men and women of all ethnic groups, all economic classes, and all age groups, based on the teachings of Scriptures such as Galatians 3:28. CBE promotes the biblical message that God calls women and men of all cultures, races, and classes to share authority equally in service and leadership in the home, church, and world. CBE’s mission is to eliminate the power imbalance between men and women resulting from theological patriarchy.

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Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | December 28, 2022

Mutuality’s Top 10 Articles of 2022

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | December 2, 2022

Women in Scripture and Mission: Saint Rafka of Lebanon

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | November 7, 2022

Women in Scripture and Mission: Junia the Apostle

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | November 1, 2022

Women in Scripture and Mission: Abigail

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | November 1, 2022

Women in Scripture and Mission: Lady Doquz

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | November 1, 2022

Women in Scripture and Mission: Rafka

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | October 10, 2022

Women in Scripture and Mission: Shiphrah and Puah

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | October 10, 2022

Women in Scripture and Mission: Hannah

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | October 10, 2022

Women in Scripture and Mission: Fanny Crosby

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | October 5, 2022

Announcing the 2022 CBE Writing Contest Winners!

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | July 27, 2022

2022 CBE Writing Contest—Write for Mutuality!

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | June 9, 2022

Women in Scripture and Mission: Pandita Ramabai

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | June 9, 2022

Women in Scripture and Mission: Hulda

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | June 9, 2022

Women in Scripture and Mission: Lydia

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | June 9, 2022

Women in Scripture and Mission: Phoebe

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | June 5, 2022

Speaker Highlight: Michelle T. Sanchez

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | June 5, 2022

Speakers Highlight: Beth Birmingham and Eeva Sallinen Simard

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | May 31, 2022

Women in Scripture and Mission: Samaritan Woman

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | May 23, 2022

Women in Scripture and Mission: Esther

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | May 23, 2022

Women in Scripture and Mission: Sojourner Truth

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | May 23, 2022

Women in Scripture and Mission: Zipporah

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | May 18, 2022

Women in Scripture and Mission: Macrina

eLearning | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | April 22, 2022

Answers to Common Questions about Women and the Church

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | April 22, 2022

Women in Scripture and Mission: Mary Magdalene

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | April 22, 2022

Women in Scripture and Mission: Amanda

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | April 22, 2022

Women in Scripture and Mission: Anna

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | April 22, 2022

Women in Scripture and Mission: Elizabeth

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | April 22, 2022

Women in Scripture and Mission: Eve

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | April 22, 2022

Women in Scripture and Mission: Hagar

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | April 22, 2022

Women in Scripture and Mission: Paula

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | April 22, 2022

Women in Scripture and Mission: Sarah

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | April 22, 2022

Women in Scripture and Mission: Susanna Wesley

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | April 22, 2022

Women in Scripture and Mission: Miriam

Audio | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | April 22, 2022

Women in Scripture and Mission: Priscilla

Book | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | January 27, 2022

Mary and Early Christian Women: Hidden Leadership

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | October 13, 2021

Announcing the 2021 CBE Writing Contest Winners!

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | October 6, 2021

Mutuality Matters: How to Stay Up to Date on Egalitarian Conversations

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | August 25, 2021

Making Space for Women Leaders in the Church of Ireland

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | August 11, 2021

2021 CBE Writing Contest—Write for Mutuality!

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | July 7, 2021

Women’s Equality and How Churches Respond to Abuse

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | June 30, 2021

How Can Churches Encourage Women Leaders?

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | May 26, 2021

What Are the Consequences of Theological Patriarchy?

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | February 24, 2021

Eyes Open To Abuse: A Tool to Create a Safer Church

Video | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | February 10, 2021

2021 Conference Virtual Preview Panel, Part 3

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | December 30, 2020

CBE International’s Favorite Books of 2020

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | December 14, 2020

Support CBE and Transform Women’s Lives

Video | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | November 19, 2020

2021 Conference Virtual Preview Panel, Part 2

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | September 9, 2020

Announcing the 2020 CBE Writing Contest Winners!

Video | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | August 18, 2020

Interview with Kelley Nikondeha

Video | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | August 14, 2020

2021 Conference Virtual Preview Panel, Part 1

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | July 15, 2020

2020 CBE Writing Contest—Write for Women’s Equality!

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | December 30, 2019

Men, Women, and Biblical Equality

Academic Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | December 29, 2019

Still Side by Side (Available in 21 Languages)

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | December 26, 2019

CBE International’s Favorite Books of 2019

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | September 18, 2019

Announcing the 2019 CBE Writing Contest Winners!

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | August 8, 2019

Enter CBE’s Writing Contest to Get Published and Win an Amazon Gift Card!

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | October 9, 2018

15 Books on Domestic Violence for Pastors, Believers, and Survivors

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | September 19, 2018

15 Books for Seekers and New Egalitarians

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | September 18, 2018

Announcing the 2018 Writing Contest Winners!

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | July 31, 2018

Enter the CBE Writing Contest!

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | June 4, 2018

A Very Egalitarian Summer Reading List: 12 Books to Add to Your Pile

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | March 5, 2018

We Need to Read Books on Women in History

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | February 21, 2018

8 Books to Pick Up During (and After) Black History Month

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | October 18, 2017

10 Resources On Domestic Violence Christians Should Read

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | September 14, 2017

Announcing the CBE Writing Contest Winners!

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | August 8, 2017

CBE Writing Contest: Write for Gender Justice

Book | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | November 1, 2016

Preserving the Trinity

Book | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | November 1, 2015

A Question Mark Over My Head

Book | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | January 1, 2015

Biblical Gender Equality: A Summary

Book | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | November 1, 2014

Missing Voices

Book | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | January 1, 2014

One Image, One Purpose, One Baptism

Academic Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | December 31, 2013

American Baptist Policy Statement on Men and Women as Partners in Church and Society

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | December 5, 2013

Swimming Against the Stream: Egalitarian leaders reflect on CBE’s past, present, and future.

Book | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | November 1, 2013

An Evangelical Tradition

Book | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | January 1, 2013

A Biblical Tradition or a Path to Liberalism?

Book | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | November 1, 2012

Male Authority in Context

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | April 4, 2012

Easter Has Changed Everything!

Book | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | January 1, 2012

Correcting Caricatures

Book | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | January 1, 2012

Ideas Have Consequences

Book | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | November 1, 2011

Man, Woman, and the Triune God

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | March 5, 2011

Remembering Dr. Catherine Clark Kroeger

Book | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | November 1, 2010

The Deception of Eve and the Ontology of Women

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | March 5, 2007

Side by Side Symposium: Spreading the message of biblical equality to Bangalore and beyond

Blog/Magazine Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | March 5, 2007

Side by Side with Sister Joan

Academic Article | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | April 30, 2004

Fashionable

Academic Article | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | October 31, 2002

Hymns to Celebrate Women of Faith

Academic Article | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | January 31, 1998

Classics of Biblical Equality

Academic Article | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | October 31, 1996

God’s All-Inclusive Family Policy: Acts 1:12-14; 2:1-4, 17-21

Academic Article | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | July 31, 1993

Servant Leadership

Book Review | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | July 31, 1991

No Time for Silence: Evangelical Women in Public Ministry Around the Turn of the Century

Book Review | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | April 30, 1990

Building Your Family to Last

Academic Article | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | July 31, 1988

Women’s Place in the Church as Taught in Holy Scripture

Book Review | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | April 30, 1988

Equal to Serve: Women and Men in the Church and Home

Academic Article | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | October 31, 1987

Early Evidence of Women Officers in the Church

Academic Article | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | October 31, 1987

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