God used a donkey, I guess women can be ministers.
The title is a real quote. So is the fact that this statement is one of
many similar comments made to women in church leadership. The #metoo movement also represents what happens to women in positions of influence and leadership across religious denominations. With a growing number of denominations speaking out against harassment, churches are working to combat false perceptions and live out what God created community to be - safe, inclusive and evolving. All the while, female pastors play leading roles in addressing issues of justice beyond harassment, including healthcare, immigration, education, and the environment.
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- What does it looks like to be a woman seeking a greater role in the church environment today?
- In what ways is the church positively ministering to women and the historically disenfranchised?
- How is the idea of "church" evolving from an institutional structure and hierarchy to one freed up to be approachable and safe for all people?
- Rev. Sharon Alexander, Rector, Trinity Episcopal Church
- Rev. Dr. Jaime Clark-Soles, Professor of New Testament, Altshuler Distinguished Teaching Professor, Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University
- Rev. Karoline M. Lewis, The Marbury E. Anderson Chair of Biblical Preaching, Luther Seminary
- Cile Spelce, Chief Marketing Officer, iCoreConnect
Sharon Alexander, Rector, Trinity Episcopal Church