Christians for Biblical Equality



Some papers were recorded and some are available in text form. Go to our Speakers and Workshops page to see what is available.


Dr Mimi Haddad, President of Christians for Biblical Equality International

Rev. Patti Ricotta, president and co-founder of Life Together International, a ministry pursuing global oneness in Christ Rev Dr Kevin Giles, a pastor-theologian who has published widely on women in leadership, ministry in the apostolic age and the Trinity.        


PROGRAM in Brief:

FRIDAY :    28th  APRIL       
DINNER :  7.00 for 7.30 pm start
DINNER SPEAKER : Mimi Haddad Interview: "Why a Good Lebanese Girl would devote her life to promoting Biblical Gender Equality? My personal and professional journey as a Christian feminist."

9.30    Welcome to conference
10.00  Keynote speaker:   Mimi Haddad
11.00  Morning Tea
11.30  Keynote Speaker:  Kevin Giles
12.30  Lunch
1.30    Workshops 1, Afternoon Tea. Workshops 2
5.00    Entertainment   -  "The Marketplace"  -   a clown, guitarist, artists,  stalls and craft for sale 
6.00    Informal dinner - Burmese Cafe will be catering for this.

7.00    Buzz Groups   - Discussion groups on specific countries looking at attitudes towards  girls/women .

SUNDAY :   30th  APRIL
10.30  Church Services at St.Thomas' Burwood, St Hilary's Anglican Church, St. Silas Anglican Church, and GWAC Anglican Church

12.30  Lunch at St.Thomas Anglican Church, Burwood

1.30    Keynote Speaker:   Patti Ricotta
3.00    Workshops 3     
4.30    Finish




Below are a number of the papers and keynote speeches, either in text form or as audio files, for you to hear or re-hear what was presented at our CBE National conference in April 2017

Dr Mimi Haddad:  "A theology of Abolition: How we read scripture has a Global impact on Girls and Women"   -  audio   Q&A audio

Rev. Patti Ricotta: Female Genital Mutilation- lessons I have learned working in this situation   -   audio

Dr Kevin Giles:   Was Paul a Misogynist?    -    audio



"Why a Good Lebanese Girl would devote her Life to Promoting Biblical Gender Equality? My personal and professional journey as a Christian feminist" -   audio

Mimi Haddad

Dr. Mimi Haddad is president of Christians for Biblical Equality International. She is a graduate of the University of Colorado and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.  She holds a PhD in historical theology from the University of Durham, England.  Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University awarded Mimi an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity in 2013.Mimi is part of the leadership of Evangelicals for Justice. She is a founding member of the Evangelicals and Gender Study Group at the Evangelical Theological Society, and she served as the convener of the Issue Group 24 for the 2004 Lausanne III Committee for World Evangelization.


Paul Perini Sermon audio


 Workshops and speakers.

Biblical Oneness and the End of Female Genital Mutilation

CBE Melbourne, Australia
April 30, 2017
Rev. Patti Ricotta
[Corresponding PPT slide Nos are shown in square brackets]

[1] I want to thank you so much for the honor of being with you. I am especially grateful because my story is your story too. Did you know that?
Back in 2010, the Melbourne CBE chapter raised funds that sponsored 14 African clergy to participate in the first FGM conference my organization Life Together International held.
So, it is the privilege of my lifetime to be able to thank you in person for the ministry you were essential in creating. I can’t wait to tell you about what God did though our partnership.
You, my team and the Sabiny people of Eastern Uganda are a picture of how oneness in Christ makes us better together!
Our story began on a warm January morning in Kampala Uganda, way back in 2007. I had been teaching Biblical Equality to Christian church leaders in East Africa for 6 years. But on that day, God put a curve in the course of my life with one 10 minute conversation.
I had just finished teaching the first session of Biblical Equality at a conference for African clergy. The thrust of my teaching was that God’s original design for life between men and women is not hierarchy, but oneness and interdependence.
[2] As I stepped down from the platform an Anglican priest named Rev. Robert Erone pushed through the crowd that was heading out for the break. His Bible was open, and he kept tapping his finger on a passage. He said, “Patti, you come sit with me.” He had a big smile on his face and he was excited about something!
I had known Rev. Robert for several years, but hadn’t seen him in a while. He told me he had moved back to his home area, and was eager to tell me about his ministry among the Sabiny people, a tribe I had never heard of.

On August 7 & 8, 2015  CBE ran their annual Conference.