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Economically, teaching girls has the most significant impact of development funds, as seen in education and health outcomes. Come and hear inspiring stories of “education for liberation” from my experiences as a missionary teacher among the Maasai in Tanzania, East Africa. Beyond economics and development, this session develops the title’s theme with a biblical application from the Book of Ruth, incorporating intercultural interpretation and illustrated by stories of Tanzania women.  Read more
While many Christians today believe women were created to be submissive to men, history tells another story. Created as strong rescue for man (Genesis 2:18), women have served the church as martyrs, missionaries, teachers and leaders revealing the gospel in places men feared to go. This workshop will consider the pioneering leadership of women on every continent, from the early church to the modern era.  Read more
When the church argues for complementarianism (men and women have specific roles that “complement” each other), this empowers men to believe they have a distorted right to treat women in a lesser role. Read more
Complementarianism is nothing more than the old argument of “separate but equal” applied to gender roles and dressed in a type of theological clothing. This is the same argument earlier generations used to justify segregation of the races. Read more
With the publication of the Nashville Statement in 2017, the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood saught to set out *the* Christian stance on human identity, transgenderism, homosexuality, and other related topics. This article offers a detailed analysis of the document in hopes of shining a brighter light on this controversial topic. Read more
Could it be that the complementarian notion of “biblical womanhood” (especially the claim that women’s distinct personhood makes no room for women as teachers and leaders of men) is a recent, Western perspective? Read more
A critical analysis of complementarian interpretations of Scripture and the Trinity, as well as its impact and connection to the #MeToo movement. Read more
A study of curricula across 15 evangelical seminaries and of material from the Evangelical Theological Society reveals an almost total absence of women's history, meaning male leaders can rise to high levels while never being exposed to the countless ways women have impacted history and theology. It also reveals a movement that is interested in women's roles, but not in women themselves. Read more
Kari Kukkanen is a long-time board member of RaTas - Christians for Equality. He has retired from the teacher position at a Christian College in Helsinki. He has two adult sons.   Read more
Why in the country which is one of the best of the countries for girls to live, is the church still struggling with the issues of woman leadership in the church? What kind of challenges an European woman faces in a church ministry? How she can cope with? How the message of the Bible releases and not binds the women? How the Church can make use of woman ministers? The prospects for women ministers.  Read more

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