Mimi Haddad


Mimi Haddad serves as president and CEO of CBE International and as an adjunct associate professor of historical theology at Fuller Theological Seminary. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Summa Cum Laude). She holds a PhD in historical theology from the University of Durham, England. Haddad received an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University 2013. She is serves in leadership with Evangelicals for Justice and is a founding member of the Evangelicals and Gender Study Group at the Evangelical Theological Society. 

Mimi is an award-winning author and has written more than one hundred academic, popular, and blog articles. She has also contributed to over fifteen books, most recently: “Helping the Church Understand Biblical Gender Equality,” “History Matters: Evangelicals and Women,” and “Human Flourishing: Global Perspectives,” in Discovering Biblical Equality: Complementarity Without Hierarchy (IVP, third edition forthcoming); “Ideas Have Consequences,” in Created to Thrive (CBE International, 2021); “Examples of Women’s Leadership in the Old Testament and Church History” in Women in Pentecostal and Charismatic Ministry, part of the Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies Series 21 (Brill NV, 2016); Is Gender Equality a Biblical Ideal? with Sean Callaghan (second edition coming in 2021). Haddad has been also published in journals, magazines and blogs, including Ashland Theological Journal, The Campbellsville Review, Catalyst, Christian Ethics Today, Christianity Today, Evangelical Fellowship of India, Evangelical Fellowship of India Commission on Relief, Sojourners, William Carey Development Journal, Missio Alliance, Her.meneutics, Mutuality, and Priscilla Papers.

Mimi has taught for colleges and seminaries around the world. She has served as a gender and theology consultant with World Relief, World Vision International, and SASA! Faith Beyond Borders. Haddad served as convener of the Issue Group 24 for the 2004 Lausanne III Committee for World Evangelization. Mimi writes, teaches, and speaks on matters related to development, justice, faith and gender. Mimi and her husband, Dale, live in the Twin Cities (Minnesota) and are involved in local ministries.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements

2021 CBE International Conference

August 11, 2021 - August 14, 2021

London School of Theology, Green Lane, Northwood Middlesex, United Kingdom

Join us in London as we explore the positive impact of egalitarian theology in the world—in churches, seminaries, Christian NGOs and non-profits, and in our daily lives.

PBA Student Leadership Dessert: The Early Evangelicals: An Obsession with Calvary Drove Suffrage and Abolition

March 24, 2021 - March 24, 2021

901 S Flagler Dr., West Palm Beach, Florida , United States

PBA External Luncheon: "#MeToo & The Church"

March 24, 2021

Weyenberg Center , Palm Beach Atlantic University , West Palm Beach, Florida , United States

PBA Executive Leadership Forum: "Equal but Different: Men, Women, and the Gospel"

March 23, 2021 - March 23, 2021

901 S Flagler Dr, West Palm Beach, Florida , United States

Mimi will give a lecture titled "Equal but Different: Men, Women, and the Gopsel" at Palm Beach Atlantic University, at 6:30pm on March 23....

PBA Graduate Chapel: "Gal 3:28: The Dignity & Power of Christ’s New Creation"

March 23, 2021

Memorial Presbyterian Church Chapel,, Palm Beach Atlantic University , West Palm Beach, Florida , United States

Freedom Road Webinar 3—An Egalitarian Worldview and Human Flourishing

March 10, 2021

Webinar, Online, Minnesota , United States

How do we know what we know? How do we evaluate injustice as Christians? How do we discern the difference between Christian teachings and Christianity held culturally captive? This lecture will consider the 4 constitutive elements of worldview, as a tool for answering these questions. 

Mimi will be giving this lecture as part of a webinar series put on Freedom Road. It is the last of three lectures in this webinar series. In order to view this webinar, you must register at www.freedomroad.us. The cost to register is $72.40 for one, with a bundled deal of $199.00 to attend all three.

Freedom Road Webinar 2—Why Patriarchy is Not a Biblical Ideal

March 03, 2021

Webinar, Online, Minnesota , United States

Mimi will be giving this lecture as part of a webinar series put on Freedom Road. It is the second of three lectures in this webinar series. This lecture will consider the biblical texts evaluating why patriarchy—male rule--opposes the moral precepts and practices of Christianity.

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CBE-published Resources by Mimi Haddad

Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Forget 2020? Never!
Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Crossing Age and Gender Barriers
Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Blessed Are the Harmonizers
Book Review | Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership: Seeking God in the Crucible of Ministry
Book Review | Icons of Christ: A Biblical and Systematic Theology for Women’s Ordination
Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Womanist Liberation for All
Article | Priscilla Papers | Academic Journal | Christian and Islamic Feminists in Dialogue
Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Theology and Human Flourishing
Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Prayer and Social Justice
Article | Mutuality | Blog + Magazine | Rising Up with Christ