The issue of gender equality is far more important and much bigger than many Americans realize. Because of the degrading views that so many cultures have towards women, women continue to suffer in record numbers. Millions of girls and women are less educated, are sold into the sexual slave trade, are victims of mutilating clitorectomies, and are systematically destroyed as infants because of their insignificance. “Two thirds of the world’s illiterate people are women.” See Daughters of Hope by Kay Marshall Strom and Michele Rickett, IVPress, 2003, p. 13. Daughters of Hope is available for purchase at CBE’s bookstore, www.equalitydepot.com.
While the issues of equal recognition of spiritual gifts, ordination of women, and the correct interpretation of Paul are important, seen in the context of multiple cultures, these aspects of biblical justice towards women take on even greater urgency. Contact CBE and find out how you can help.