Our God, creator and redeemer, We thank you for women.
That in your wisdom you made humans female and male, in your image. We thank you for the different perspectives and experiences women bring to the world and the Church.
We thank you for the way you have worked through your Word, and your people, to dismantle oppression against women. For creating women and men as equal in value and dignity, and for your people who have recognised this and advocated for this in society
Two of the women from church history I admire the most share a name but seemingly little else. Catherine of Siena lived in Italy in the 1300s; Catherine Mumford Booth in England in the 1800s. Catherine of Siena was a mystic who never married or had children and died at just 33; Catherine Booth was a down to earth, practical woman who was married for 35 years and had eight children. Catherine of Siena wrote a dense theological treatise; Catherine Booth preached without notes a
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I'm married to Brad and we have a gorgeous little boy Eddie Bruce. This first year of parenting has been loads of fun, and definitely very different to what I expected! I was raised in a Christian home and my whole family know and love God, which is a huge blessing!I'm a primary school teacher and am about to start working again one day a week, with Eddie having a daddy day! (Will see how they cope!) We recently moved from Sydney to the Centra
(Photo credit Open Doors, illustrative only.) Region/country information: The Middle East has been an extremely volatile region over the last five years, and Christian communities are particularly vulnerable due to the rise of Islamic extremism in places like Iraq, Syria and the flow on effects in neighbouring countries. Many women in the region have suffered great loss – with husbands, brothers, sons and other family members fleeing to find work or safety, or being injured o