Survey Says: Gender Discrimination Continues in Religious Organizations

December 3, 2014

The Women In Leadership National Study (WILNS) shows women leaders lag behind their male peers in evangelical nonprofits. In the first phase of this 3-part study, researchers surveyed 1,481 evangelical institutions and found that women held 21 percent of board positions, 19 percent of top-paid posts and 16 percent of CEO positions. In the second phase, they highlighted a not-so-surprising disconnect between the theology and praxis of the women and men surveyed: (1) 94 percent thought leadership should be shared among genders; (2) the majority identified themselves as egalitarian in their attitudes toward gender; (3) and both men and women were more likely to see themselves and their organizations as theologically progressive when it came to women’s leadership in church and society.”

Read the article by Lorena Parrish on Huffington Post Religion.


Lē Isaac Weaver
Lē Weaver identifies as a non-binary writer, musician, and feminist spiritual seeker. Their work draws attention to: the ongoing trauma experienced by women and LGBTQIA people in this “Christian” society; Christ/Sophia’s desire that each of us move deeper into our own practice of non-violence; and the desperate need to move away from an androcentric conception of God.


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