Christians for Biblical Equality Hosts International Leaders at Annual Conference

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Christians for Biblical Equality will engage 18 global leaders at their annual conference.

On July 26-28, 18 global Christian leaders will contribute to sessions hosted by Christians for Biblical Equality (CBE)—an international organization devoted to gender justice. Leaders attending include bishops, founders, and leaders of educational, humanitarian, and relief organizations.

Leaders include Bishop Moses Deng, Rev. Domnic Misolo, Rev. Medad Birungi, and a delegation from Cambodia.

Bishop Moses Deng is the bishop of the Wau Diocese in the South Sudan. Bishop Moses Deng, a former World Vision Sudan Christian Commitments Coordinator, was elected Bishop of the Wau Diocese in October 2009. His Diocese lies in an area of the South Sudan that consistently works with victims of persecution and displacement. Bishop Deng leads his country through the painful but needed work of tribal reconciliation, brokering forgiveness among the warring tribes of the South Sudan.

Rev. Domnic Misolo is the founder and executive director of Ekklesia Foundation for Gender Education International (EFOGE), a non-profit organization in Kenya championing biblical equality, gender justice, and empowerment for women throughout the poorest diocese of Kenya. Rev. Misolo is an ordained priest in the Anglican church of Kenya in the diocese of Bondo and works to train young students, male and female, on the biblical values of gender equality.

Rev. Medad Birungi is the mission and evangelism coordinator of the Diocese of Kampala in Uganda. Previously, he was the chaplain of St. Kakumba Chapel, Kyambogo University. Rev. Birungi is a lecturer, teacher, evangelist, and prayer warrior. He is also the founder and president of an organization called World Shine Ministries that seeks to engage in evangelism, discipleship, and intercession in Uganda and overseas.

A delegation of leaders from Cambodia will also attend. These leaders head organizations that are dedicated to addressing the trafficking, abuse, and inequality that is an ever present reality in Cambodia. Their work is essential for bringing about change in a system that has a fundamentally imbalanced worldview when it comes to understanding the role, value, and abilities of women.

These prominent leaders, humanitarians, and teachers will present papers, lead worship, and provide information about their ministries, and will participate in a planning meeting following the conclusion of the conference. CBE has long worked to engage leaders from around the world in order to discuss the significance of gender for everyday life. “CBE is proud to work with such gifted and influential leaders from around the world as we work to address the significant issue of gender inequality,” said Mimi Haddad, President of CBE.

This year, CBE’s conference is called Take Every Thought Captive to Christ: Ideas Have Consequences, and will focus on the importance of creating and holding a balanced biblical worldview that acknowledges the importance of gender justice and gift-based ministry. This topic provides a unique venue for CBE and these leaders to discuss how a balanced worldview can be crafted in a multitude of different societal and geographical locations.

In its effort to advance a biblical foundation for gift-based rather than gender-based ministry and service, CBE sponsors annual conferences, facilitates local chapters, hosts an online book service, and publishes two award-winning journals. For more information, visit http://www.cbeinternational.org.

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