Comment: If churches believe in gender equality, why aren’t there more female leaders?

Complementarianism is the idea held in some faiths that men and women play different, complementary roles in life, society and – particularly – religious practice.

Rather than regarding women as essentially inferior or incapable of leading, women are regarded as “equal”. This view is a way of interpreting patriarchal religious doctrines and reconciling their authority with modern sensibilities.

More information: http://www.sbs.com.au/topics/life/culture/article/2017/01/11/comment-if-churches-believe-gender-equality-why-arent-there-more-female-leaders

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