Women in the missio Dei: problems, achievements and challenges in post-colonial Africa
A patriarchal culture was the impetus behind the way women were excluded based on gender in different religions and most of churches. Many scholars have conducted research into the exclusion of women in participating in the missio Dei in mainline churches. This study, however, explores how women have managed to participate diligently in the missio Dei, despite the challenges and negative effects of patriarchal culture. The study investigates the background of priesthood and its contribution to choice of gender called to serve God in all structures of the church. The research acknowledges participation of women in different churches despite patriarchal interference. A proper understanding of God creating man and woman in his image as equal is essential for sharing in the mission of God. Women’s participation in all structures of the church is crucial in this time of crisis in many churches. The research also examines the level of growth of female participation in the Protestant Church, as compared to the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox church.
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