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Re: Rachel Held Evans | For the sake of the gospel, let women speak -
June 7, 2012
"Hi Pat: I am so sorry to hear what happened. For what it's worth, Quakers of all stripes can be really sucky when it comes to dealing with inter-personal conflict (it might be the only thing that unites the different branches--sigh). Do check out the link though: Becky is an Evangelical Friend from Northwest Yearly Meeting and her article is a moving plea to value women's ministry in that context. It's part of a long-running conversation that's had some sort of effect, as she was appointed Northwest's General Secretary of that yearly meeting shortly before the article ran (for non-Friends, that's chief executive of the regional body). I'm sure she has plenty of issues around women's leadership to work through. But the Friends tradition has a better-than-average track record on women (one of the reasons I joined!) and that history can be a conversation starter. Sounds like it wasn't in your church, which is a shame. The whole body of Christ loses out when we ignore half of our..." -
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