“The truth is that male religious leaders have had and still have an option to interpret holy teachings, either to exalt or subjugate women. They have, for their own selfish ends, overwhelmingly chosen the latter. Their continuing choice provides the foundation or justification for much of the pervasive persecution and abuse of women throughout the world.” – Jimmy Carter
Rev. Dr. David Kersten used this quote to open up a recent meeting of the Biblical Gender Equality (BGE) Commission. Unfortunately, the quote rings as true today as it did 12 years ago when the BGE began. Thankfully, the ECC has this committed group to advocate for women and affirm them in all facets of ministry.
Biblical Gender Equality Chairperson, Rev. Gricel Medina, writes this:
The Biblical Gender Equality Commission has consistently and diligently provided a strong voice of advocacy for women in every position of leadership within the church including pastoral. Continue Reading »