The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Patriarchy panned

Henriette Hutabarat Lebang, the first woman general secretary of the Christian Conference of Asia, said churches' efforts to support women leaders must be serious. "The patriarchal mindset in the churches ... may come from man, and also from woman," Lebang said. "Both man and woman are the children of patriarchal society, have been socialized in such context, and often uncritically accept and apply the mindset of patriarchy."

Lebang "politely" cautioned some church leaders about harmful comments and promoted "the partnership of [men and women in] ministry."


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