Black Women & The Image of God, Egalitarian Men of Color, Gender Equality for Women of Color, God, Women & Covenant, Men of Color Voices, Mutuality Sunday, Rev. Tega Swann, VOCCU

Allied Partnerships: Men of Color, Be Your Sisters’ Keepers

"One of the ways that people of color communities have yet to do right by women of color, is having men of color stand with women of color in the gender equality conversation." -Rev. Oghene'tega Swann

Biblical Equality in Africa, Black Women & The Image of God, Edith Durojaiye, Gender Equality for Women of Color, Gender, Racial Equality & Parenting, VOCCU

R-E-S-P-E-C-T In Nigerian Families

"Everyone wants to be respected. Everyone needs to be respected. Respect should not be gender based.  Respect is reciprocal. When respect is accorded to both men and women, regardless of gender, we will have better homes and communities and also raise respectful kids." -Edith Durojaiye

Allied Partnerships, Biblical Equality for Men of Color, Black Women & The Image of God, Egalitarian Men of Color, Gender Equality for Women of Color, Mutuality Sunday, Rev. Tega Swann, The Gospel and Equality, The Holy Spirit & Equality, VOCCU, Women of Color & Missions

Mutuality Sunday: Were De Black Brodas At?

"... although not all Black churches typically ordain women as ‘pastors,’ they nevertheless respected me as ‘a pastor,’ addressed me as such, and gave me the full accord with their male ministers, and outside of my denomination male ministers, they have been the most accepting of me, my call, and my leadership." -Rev. Oghene'tega Swann

Black Women & The Image of God, Clergy Women of Color, Economic Equality & WOC, Ethnic Equality, Feminine Imagery & Language for God, Gender Equality for Women of Color, God, Women & Covenant, Justice for People of Color, Missions & Racial Equality, Onleilove Alston, Prophetic Whirlwind, PTSD & Women of Color, Race & Equity in America, Racial & Gender Mutuality, Security & Gender Equality, Stereotyping & Women of Color, The Gospel and Equality, The Holy Spirit & Equality, VOCCU, Women of Color & Missions, Women of Color Leadership, Youth of Color

When Our Skin Is Our Sin

"As the black community grapples with the effects of incarceration on generations of black men, we now have to grapple with the incarceration of black women and the fact that colorism and the disdain for blackness is a contributing factor to who enters prison and how long they stay there." -Onlielove Alston

Allied Partnerships, Black Women & The Image of God, Clergy Women of Color, Economic Equality & WOC, Ethnic Equality, Ethnic Reconciliation, Gender Equality for Women of Color, Jesus & Feminism, Missions & Racial Equality, People of Color & Missions, Race & Equity in America, Racial & Gender Mutuality, Rev. Tega Swann, Security & Gender Equality, The Gospel and Equality, The Holy Spirit & Equality, VOCCU, Women of Color Leadership, Women's Conferences & Equality, Women's Health & Equality

Mutuality is Being “Seen”

"Mutuality is about being 'seen' and 'affirmed' as inherently worthy and equally equipped and imbued by God with knowledge, integrity, honor, skills, worthiness, etc., and being 'brought into' the space where one exists and functions with others in that paradigm of equality." -Rev. Oghene'tega Swann

Abusive Churches & Gender Inequality, Academia & Gender Equality, Academia & Racial Justice, Allied Partnerships, Black Women & The Image of God, Church & Gender Inequality, Clergy Women of Color, Ethnic Equality, Ethnic Reconciliation, Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), Feminine Imagery & Language for God, Gender Equality for Women of Color, Race & Equity in America, Rev. Tega Swann, Seminaries & Justice, Stereotyping & Women of Color, The Gospel and Equality, The Holy Spirit & Equality, VOCCU

How To Be A People/Women of Color Ally

"Being an ally means the actual practice of "mourning with those who mourn" and "rejoicing with those who rejoice." In order to mourn with those who mourn, you must go to the house of mourning! [Even Jesus did that!]" -Rev. Oghene'tega Swann

Biblical Equality for Men of Color, Black Women & The Image of God, Colin Kaepernick, Elizabeth Quashie, Ethnic Equality, Ethnic Reconciliation, Race & Equity in America, The Gospel and Equality, The Holy Spirit & Equality, VOCCU

A Call To End The Infamy On Black and Brown Bodies

"Existing while black is neither a crime nor a threat, but unchecked bias will result in injustice towards black and brown people and even cost them their lives." -Elizabeth Quashie

Abusive Churches & Gender Inequality, Black Women & The Image of God, CBE-Nigeria Chapter, Church & Gender Inequality, Clergy Women of Color, Feminine Imagery & Language for God, Gender Equality for Women of Color, Gender, Racial Equality & Parenting, God, Women & Covenant, Mary, Mother of God, Mary, Mother of Jesus, New Creation Women of Advent, New Testament Women of Advent, Old Testament Women of Advent, P/WOC & Parenting, The Gospel and Equality, The Holy Spirit & Equality, VOCCU, Women , The Incarnation & Christmas, Women of Color & Missions, Women of Color Leadership

To All The Mothers In Israel!

"When women open their voices to cry out in labor that new, liberated life be allowed to come forth from places of oppression, women are engaging in motherhood." -Rev. Oghene'tega Swann

Abusive Churches & Gender Inequality, Academia & Gender Equality, Academia & Racial Justice, Allied Partnerships, Black Women & The Image of God, Church & Gender Inequality, Clergy Women of Color, Ethnic Equality, Ethnic Reconciliation, Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), Feminine Imagery & Language for God, Gender Equality for Women of Color, God, Women & Covenant, Rev. Tega Swann, Seminaries & Justice, Stereotyping & Women of Color, Women of Color Leadership, Women's Conferences & Equality

Dark & Lovely: Is God In It? A Reflection on the 2018 Pittsburgh Theological Seminary Schaff Lectures on Race, Gender and the Imago Dei

"The Shunamite woman stands in the canon and reminds us of both the age-old struggle to suppress Black women and other women of color and the righteous resistance such women must put forth: dark am I, and lovely. Our blackness is not an apology. It is a declaration that we are made in God's image." -Rev. Tega Swann

Abusive Churches & Gender Inequality, Biblical Equality in Africa, Black Women & The Image of God, Church & Gender Inequality, Clergy Women of Color, Gender Equality for Women of Color, The Very Rev. Muthure

A Clergy Woman Of Color Too Series: Cries From Kenya

"When a man clergy sleeps with women in the church and steals money from the church coffers, he’s transferred and the issue is covered. But when a woman clergy raises her voice over justice issues, she’s negatively labeled and ostracized in ministry. And the punishment for such women clergy is heavy. " -The Very Rev. Muture