Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) June 20, 2014
Christians for Biblical Equality (CBE) has received a grant to create an organizational curriculum designed to train and equip humanitarian workers to oppose patriarchy as a biblical ideal and social practice.
“CBE has long held that challenging the misinterpretations of scripture used to promote patriarchy is a primary issue in addressing the marginalization of females around the world,” stated Mimi Haddad, President of CBE. “Now, humanitarian NGOs are working with CBE to root out the ideological foundations of patriarchy. We are very pleased to be given the opportunity to work alongside humanitarian workers on the front lines by equipping them to dismantle the damaging patriarchal beliefs that undergird the devaluation, subjugation, and abuse of women around the world.”
The CBE webinar training series will address five key topics: 1. Women in the Old Testament 2. Women in the New Testament 3. Women in Church History 4. Gender and Justice 5. Power Dynamics in Cross Cultural Gender Training.
The webinar series will be made available in pre-recorded video formats and live sessions to ensure that the curriculum can be effectively accessed and utilized by humanitarian workers operating with varying levels of technological access.
“We hope that CBE’s webinar series will serve as the basis for future organizational curriculum to achieve significant social impact,” noted Haddad. “Our partnerships with humanitarian NGOs only continue to grow, and CBE will play a key role in educating groups to address patriarchal narratives around the world.”
In its effort to advance a biblical foundation for gift-based rather than gender-based 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.