Christians for Biblical Equality


In June 2010 we hosted the CBE International conference here in Victoria under the above title. The audio from the conference can be found on the Speakers page.

Our Keynote speakers included The Rev Dr Graham Cole, Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Chicago,  Dr. Cheryl Catford National Director, Australian Evangelical Alliance, Dr Oluwafunmilayo (Funmi) Para-Mallam, Senior Research Fellow at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru, Nigeria and the Rev Dr Kevin Giles, a pastor-theologian who has written widely on women in leadership, ministry in the apostolic age and the Trinity as model for mutually enriching relationships and church health.

See our Photo Album for photos of our conference


In a timely article published in The Age newspaper, 15 July 2009, former President of the United States and prominent American Christian Jimmy Carter has declared his concern ‘that womenand girls have been discriminated against for too long in a twisted interpretation of the word of God’ . These very concerns will be addressed in the CBE International Conference to

be held in Melbourne 11-14 June 2010, Better Together: Christian perspectives on gender, ethnicity, justice and servant leadership.  Read his article at The Age online

Kofi Annan, former Secretary General of the United Nations writes:
“Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.”

“More countries have understood that women's equality is a prerequisite for development.”
"A combination of famine and Aids is threatening the backbone of Africa, ­ the women who keep African societies going and whose work makes up the economic foundation of rural communities. For decades, we have known that the best way for Africa to thrive is to ensure that its women have the freedom, power and knowledge to make decisions affecting their own lives and those of their families and communities. In the United Nations, we have always understood that our work for development depends on building a successful partnership with the African farmer and her husband.
Study after study has shown that there is no effective development strategy in which women do not play a central role. When women are fully involved, the benefits can be seen immediately: families are healthier; they are better fed; their income, savings and reinvestment go up. And what is true of families is true of communities and eventually, of whole countries."

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