Christian Women Unite For Freedom From Evangelical Caste System

by Cindy Kunsman

A movement among Christian men and women has begun in favor of functional equality and freedom from the evangelical caste system which subordinates many Christian women within their homes and churches. The freedom to live as autonomous human beings and to serve their Creator and Savior equally alongside Christian men is still being withheld from many Christian women.  The Seneca Falls 2 Evangelical Women’s Rights Convention seeks to address this growing problem within many sectors of Christianity.

Seneca Falls 2 will commence in Orlando, Florida on Saturday July 24th, just a few days after the 162nd anniversary of the very first women’s rights convention that was held in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848. Four of the five organizers of the original Seneca Falls Conference were Christians and the conference was hosted at a Methodist Church. Contrary to what others might tell you, this effort to promote women’s rights was a predominantly Christian-led event.  The July 24th conference will carry on the work of the Christian women and men at the first Seneca Falls Convention, hence the name, Seneca Falls 2.

The SF2 Convention will launch a Declaration of Sentiments, a new Coalition, and a new Publication aimed at equipping the Church to confront this gender-based caste system within so many — too many — Christian communities.

Featured speakers include:

For more information visit www.SenecaFalls2.com.

Kate Johnson of the Christian Coalition Against Domestic Abuse will also be in attendance.  Kate is author of Healing the Broken Places: For Christian Women Healing From Domestic Abuse, available for purchase through CCADA.  Regretfully, Barbara Roberts, author of Not Under Bondage:  Biblical Divorce for Abuse, Adultery, and Desertion, could not make it in from Down Under (but hopes to attend SF3).

Hope to see you there!

Discuss on the NLQ forum. Comments are also open below.

  • http://krissthesexyatheist.blogspot.com krissthesexyatheist

    Wow, I haven’t been here in a while. Site looks great. The liberalization of religion helps “our” cause. It’s good to hear that some people are working for equality, even if it’s within the church-esp. this week with the Catholic Church saying women clergy is a “sin” on par with child abuse. WTF. “V” great post.

    Kriss

  • http://womansubmit.com jocelyn andersen

    Thanks so much for your support Vyckie. It has been amazing how much people have opened their hearts to what we are doing with this conference. It’s almost here! Thank you again. ~~jocelyn

  • robert

    I stand in open defiance of all caste systems. I express solidarity with my Christian mothers and sisters. Thinking freely is a revolutionary act. Speaking and doing according to one’s conscience is a natural outcropping of freedom of thought.