Rev. Melissa Florer-Bixlers Shares 10 Commandments for Male Clergy

August 17, 2017

“If a woman stands up to…patriarchal tradition, she faces the accusation of intolerance. Women should not be expected to ‘get along’ with sexist individuals, theologies, practices and institutions as if this were a price to be paid for church unity.”

Mennonite clergywoman Melissa Florer-Bixlers writes about how sexism plays itself out among clergy, and asks for input from other “young clergywomen serving primarily in white Protestant churches.”

The result?  Suggestions about how male clergy can help illuminate and reduce sexism in the church.

Read the “10 commandments for male clergy” on the Faith and Leadership blog of Leadership Education at Duke Divinity.


Posted by Lē Weaver.

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