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Ellen Richard Vosburg
In this issue, we wanted to hear from egalitarians across the movement to highlight the importance of working together to accomplish our mission of dismantling theological patriarchy. Read more
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The only way to stop oppression is to end the oppressor mindset. Women can't do that by dressing modestly or being friendlier. That duty begins and ends with the oppressor. Men. Read more
Pushpa Samuel
In 1986, the Mar Thoma Church officially stated that there is no theological barrier to ordaining both men and women to serve the church. However, there are currently no ordained females within the global Mar Thoma Church. Why is there such a dissonance between doctrine and praxis? To study this dissonance, it is important to compare and contrast the Mar Thoma Church with the Roman Catholic Church and Church of South India (CSI), two other prominent churches in India that also have a global presence. Read more
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God called Mary to something much greater than her social location. I find it comforting to note that she was called “highly favored” before she said yes to God. It wasn’t her obedience that made her highly favored. Her significance was in her insignificance. Because of who she was and where she was from, she was chosen to bear God’s son. Read more
Sarah Lindsay
As my classmates in my current seminary courses would no doubt be shocked to learn, I was once the quiet student in the class. In fact, I was the stereotypical quiet young woman: I sat in the front row, rarely skipped, took detailed notes, and received consistently good grades. But I almost never volunteered my opinion, preferring to contribute only when asked or when I was certain of my answer. Read more
Violence against women on college campuses is often seen as a "women's issue"—that is, a problem for women to lead the way in solving. But with males representing the primary perpetrators of such violence, men must be at the forefront of calling out bad behavior and changing social norms. In this workshop, former UC Irvine violence prevention educator Eugene Hung discusses ways that men can promote healthy masculinity and stop violence in college settings. Read more
Are you passionate about biblical equality but not sure how to share the message with others? Do you long to see men and women leading together equally in the church and home but are not sure how you can make a difference? There are people, right where you live, longing for the good news of mutuality and you don’t have to be pastor, seminary professor, or theologian to bring them hope. This session shares principles and practical actions you can take to advance biblical equality through local CBE chapters and your circle of influence. Read more
Faith-rooted organizing draws from the roots of our traditions to help faith communities engage larger movements for justice in our world. In this workshop, Lisa Sharon Harper equips listeners to engage the issues at play in their towns and cities by examining the response of Nehemiah to his colonized context. Read more
Light shines bright when the darkness is thick. Christians are meant to give off the fragrance of Jesus in the world, like air fresheners. And women throughout history have been at the forefront of the holy resistance to violence and hatred and death. This is a time for love to shine! Read more
How often do egalitarian beliefs and lived experiences coincide? This articles explores how we might address the gap and deal with the guilt and shame and stress that sometimes accompanies these questions. Read more

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