Abusive Churches & Gender Inequality, Academia & Gender Equality, Academia & Racial Justice, Allied Partnerships, Black Women & The Image of God, Church & Gender Inequality, Clergy Women of Color, Ethnic Equality, Ethnic Reconciliation, Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), Feminine Imagery & Language for God, Gender Equality for Women of Color, God, Women & Covenant, Rev. Tega Swann, Seminaries & Justice, Stereotyping & Women of Color, Women of Color Leadership, Women's Conferences & Equality

Dark & Lovely: Is God In It? A Reflection on the 2018 Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Schaff Lectures on Race, Gender and the Imago Dei

"The Shunamite woman stands in the canon and reminds us of both the age-old struggle to suppress Black women and other women of color and the righteous resistance such women must put forth: dark am I, and lovely. Our blackness is not an apology. It is a declaration that we are made in God's image." -Rev. Tega Swann

Abusive Churches & Gender Inequality, Biblical Equality in Africa, Black Women & The Image of God, Church & Gender Inequality, Clergy Women of Color, Gender Equality for Women of Color, The Very Rev. Muthure

A Clergy Woman Of Color Too Series: Cries From Kenya

"When a man clergy sleeps with women in the church and steals money from the church coffers, he’s transferred and the issue is covered. But when a woman clergy raises her voice over justice issues, she’s negatively labeled and ostracized in ministry. And the punishment for such women clergy is heavy. " -The Very Rev. Muture

Black Women & The Image of God, CBE-Nigeria Chapter, Gender Equality for Women of Color, Rev. Tega Swann

Don’t Rob Oga’s Wife To Pay Oga

Oga's wife. Oga Madam. Pastor's wife... All these are terms that are used to represent women as shadows and extensions of their husbands, but there are no similar titles for men. One doesn't hear: Madam's husband. Madam Oga. Pastor's husband. From the homefront to the work place, the story is the same: no matter how… Continue reading Don’t Rob Oga’s Wife To Pay Oga

Black Women & The Image of God, Equality, Ethnic Equality, Ethnic Reconciliation, Feminine Imagery & Language for God, Gender Equality for Women of Color, God, Women & Covenant, Kingdom Living, Old Testament Women of Advent, Race & Equity in America, VOCCU

When God Sends Us Those Foreigners

"It's a despicable human practice that the most despised group in a despised people group are the women of that people group. For some strange reason, dishonoring the women of a despised tribe is proof of how low that tribe is. No wonder enemy groups degrade the women of their opponents through rape. Yes, women always have it worse when it comes to any marginalized group!" -Rev. Tega Swann

Black Women & The Image of God, Church & Gender Inequality, Ethnic Equality, Farikanayi, Gender Equality for Women of Color, God, Women & Covenant, Kingdom Living, Race & Equity in America, Stereotyping & Women of Color, The Holy Spirit & Equality, VOCCU, Women of Color in Advent

The Worthy, Yet Divisive Quality of Melanin

"So, I can say that I am dark, yet lovely without going out of my way to imitate a style of beauty that is not indigenous to me." -Farikanyani

Black Women & The Image of God, Church & Gender Inequality, Equal In Sexuality, God, Women & Covenant, Jesus & Feminism, Kingdom Living, Marriage, Divorce & Equality, VOCCU

Single Women and the Imago Dei

"The revelation of who God is carries into our lives both as single and married folks, and not just as married folks. Thus, we do not lack full representation of God only to gain it when we become married. Instead, God reveals the fullness of His being to us both in singleness and in marriage." -Rev. Tega Swann

Academia & Gender Equality, Academia & Racial Justice, Black Women & The Image of God, Church & Gender Inequality, Ethnic Equality, Ethnic Reconciliation, Gender Equality for Women of Color, Gina Pollard, God, Women & Covenant, Race & Equity in America, Regina D. Pollard, VOCCU

Of God and the Women: African American Women in the Reconstruction

"That a woman of color would speak to...people on matters of religion and doctrine was no small feat. That she would be as highly respected as she was is evidence that she was fulfilling the calling that compelled her" -Regina D. Pollard

Biblical Equality in Africa, Black Women & The Image of God, CBE-Nigeria Chapter, Dr. Hanatu Alahira, Egalitarian Men of Color, Ethnic Equality, Ethnic Reconciliation, VOCCU

Gender Equality: The African Experience

The association of Christianity with colonialism has made some Africans skeptical of Western philosophies and ideologies that are contrary to African beliefs and practices especially, gender equality as practiced in the West. This led to the resistance of most African churches to female ordination, except a few denominations like the Lutheran church and the Assemblies of God Church. -Dr. Hanatu Alahira

Biblical Equality in Africa, Black Women & The Image of God, Fola Folayan, Gender Equality for Women of Color, Jesus & Feminism, VOCCU

We Belong Here Too

"As a Christian woman, I cannot turn a blind eye to how the Bible has been and is still being taken out of context and used to perpetuate injustice to women." -Fola Folayan

Black Women & The Image of God, Ethnic Equality, Ethnic Reconciliation, Gender Equality for Women of Color, Kingdom Living, Leah Ross, VOCCU

Africa’s Not Lost!

"The Holy Spirit reminds me that my history begins with God. God is my heritage. God is beautiful and great. This is Whom I come from!" -Leah Ross