Christians for Biblical Equality


Wednesday 25 October
Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne
7pm supper | 8pm start

Are you passionate about living out Jesus’ heart for justice in the world? Just Women is a special event designed to fuel, inspire and encourage you on your journey.


Dr. Cathy Hine

10 November 2017

7 for 7:30

Cost: $50 (plus drinks)


186 High St. Kew

Guest speaker Dr. Cathy Hine has spent 30 years engaged in ministry with women who live under Islam.

Cathy is passionate about how the transforming power of the Kingdom of God, expressed in the message of the Gospel, is foundational to challenging the structures that mediate Muslim women's lives. Her PhD looked at the lives of women activists in Pakistan noting  


that many of them had their values shaped through education in Christian institutions.

Working with Interserve, Cathy has developed two initiatives: "When Women Speak" - a network that encourages the exploration of the place of women’s voices where Christianity, Islam and Missiology meet; and “Women of the Well” - engaging with Muslim Women academically, through social media, business and coaching.



Some papers were recorded and some are available in text form. Go to our Speakers and Workshops page to see what is available.


Dr Mimi Haddad, President of Christians for Biblical Equality International

Rev. Patti Ricotta, president and co-founder of Life Together International, a ministry pursuing global oneness in Christ Rev Dr Kevin Giles, a pastor-theologian who has published widely on women in leadership, ministry in the apostolic age and the Trinity.        


PROGRAM in Brief:

FRIDAY :    28th  APRIL       
DINNER :  7.00 for 7.30 pm start
DINNER SPEAKER : Mimi Haddad Interview: "Why a Good Lebanese Girl would devote her life to promoting Biblical Gender Equality? My personal and professional journey as a Christian feminist."

9.30    Welcome to conference
10.00  Keynote speaker:   Mimi Haddad
11.00  Morning Tea
11.30  Keynote Speaker:  Kevin Giles
12.30  Lunch
1.30    Workshops 1, Afternoon Tea. Workshops 2
5.00    Entertainment   -  "The Marketplace"  -   a clown, guitarist, artists,  stalls and craft for sale 
6.00    Informal dinner - Burmese Cafe will be catering for this.

7.00    Buzz Groups   - Discussion groups on specific countries looking at attitudes towards  girls/women .

SUNDAY :   30th  APRIL
10.30  Church Services at St.Thomas' Burwood, St Hilary's Anglican Church, St. Silas Anglican Church, and GWAC Anglican Church

12.30  Lunch at St.Thomas Anglican Church, Burwood

1.30    Keynote Speaker:   Patti Ricotta
3.00    Workshops 3     
4.30    Finish




Below are a number of the papers and keynote speeches, either in text form or as audio files, for you to hear or re-hear what was presented at our CBE National conference in April 2017

Dr Mimi Haddad:  "A theology of Abolition: How we read scripture has a Global impact on Girls and Women"   -  audio   Q&A audio

Rev. Patti Ricotta: Female Genital Mutilation- lessons I have learned working in this situation   -   audio

Dr Kevin Giles:   Was Paul a Misogynist?    -    audio



"Why a Good Lebanese Girl would devote her Life to Promoting Biblical Gender Equality? My personal and professional journey as a Christian feminist" -   audio

Mimi Haddad

Dr. Mimi Haddad is president of Christians for Biblical Equality International. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.  She holds a PhD in historical theology from the University of Durham, England.  Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University awarded Mimi an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity in 2013.Mimi is part of the leadership of Evangelicals for Justice. She is a founding member of the Evangelicals and Gender Study Group at the Evangelical Theological Society, and she served as the convener of the Issue Group 24 for the 2004 Lausanne III Committee for World Evangelization.


Paul Perini Sermon audio


 Workshops and speakers.