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Published Date: July 22, 2012

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Balancing a Gendered Worldview: Politics and Religion in Focus

In Kenya, many churches bar women from church leadership and some teach very strongly against women as religious leaders, hence men dominate church leadership. This is also manifested in the political arena, where women lack representation. This parallel suggests that barring women from leadership is not a biblical premise but a cultural one. This session will bring into focus fundamental values inherent in both religion and politics that tend to inform our sense of judgment and the constitutionality of our engagements. Then we will examine the transformation that can happen when men and women work side by side. Biblical leadership determines the roadmap to peaceful co-existence in the church, world, and society by bringing people together rather than tearing them apart.