"The most difficult part of making changes in our lives is that our communities do not always change with us. Our friends do not always change with us. Our family members do not always change with us." -Rev. April Emick Fiet
Tag: Women’s Rights
Leave No Sister Behind!
"...any woman given the right circumstances will fight for what is valuable or important to her. The fighter in her is unfortunately and sometimes thwarted by her circumstances...As long as there is separation between us and our sisters who are still battling with basic needs, we will never speak the same language." -Farikanayi
It’s Eve’s Advent Too!
"Eve has been directly hit by patriarchy over and over and even in the face of the fulfillment of the promise, patriarchy refuses to let her go! However, we must proclaim that what Eve waited for has come. Eve is free! Patriarchy no longer has a hold over her story!"
Eve, Patriarchy’s First Contender
"So, suddenly in Genesis 5:3, humans are no longer 'seen' as beings made in God's image. Rather, Adam sees his offspring as beings made in his own image. And suddenly, Eve's name is no longer mentioned...patriarchy has arrived!"
Why a Women of Color In Advent Series?
"Because too often, the story of redemption has been passed down to us through the voices of the patriarchs (thereby setting the scene for the flourishing of patriarchy) and not through matriarchs and patriarchs (the latter, which would set the tone of mutuality and equality as God intended from the very beginning),..."
Reflections on the 2017 Evangelical Theological Society Conference by Haley Gabrielle
"Having even just one woman or person of color speaking on a panel or within a group of papers can have a big impact on the tenor of the conversation." -Haley Gabrielle
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
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
Forget Nicole, O.J. Won!
"...I have seen this narrative played over and over again in the Black community—the careless disregard for the plight of women in favor of the exaltation of the Black race via the Black man." -Leah Ross
Jesus, Mary, & Women Who Walk Into Difficult Spaces
"Jesus doesn’t minimize the obstacles she faces as a woman who has finally obtained a seat at the table. Jesus will stand in the gap to make sure no one takes it back!" -Raya Parvez