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notre experience

nous avons promis de continuer avec notre experience
nous avons eu notre diplome d'Etat en 1980 et avons eu notre premier fils en 1982, pour rentrer aux études en 2003.
Nous avons eu le diplôme de licence en 2009. Les cinq années à l'université, nous avons distingué. Cependant, nous n'avons pas été retenue comme assistante car nous avions 50 ans d'âges ni avoir une bourse pour le trosième cycle malgré la volonté de continuer jusqu'au doctorat. Avoir un autre travail fut difficile, même dans mon église ni dans ma grande communauté. Après avoir été choisie par les femmes de ma communauté comme présidente, les autorités de la communauté me diront que mon travail est vocationnel et bénèvole sans frais de fonctionnement malgrè la grande reponsabilité voici bientôt trois ans.Néamoins, nous avons méné une lutte au sein de la communauté et avons arraché un département des activités féminines avec trois volets désormais: evangelisation, social et développement comme nous l'avons décrit ci haut car avant c'était l'evangelisation seulement, trois femmes dans le CA au lieu d'une seule il y a plus de 10ans malgré que la communauté a commencé en 1922 sous la houlette de l'église mère de Norvège, comprenez que la femme n'avez pas de place dans la direction de la communauté. Nous ne pouvez pas être pasteur ni ancien de l'église ni sièger dans le conseil des anciens dans l'eglise locale.certains disent clairement qu'ils nepeuvent pas sièger avec les femmes. Les violences basées sur le genre continue dans l'eglise et pourtant l'eglise était un lieu de protection, d'amour, de paix et d'épanouissement pour la personne humaine inclue la femme et cela par Jesus christ qui a liberé tout le monde (Galate 3, 28, ... ni homme ni femme tous sont un dans Jesus Christ). Comprenez que le chemin à parcourir est encore long ... Prochainement nous aurons la relation violence sexuelle basée sur le genre, la coutume et l'eglise.

English translation by PulseWire member ngalula

We promised to continue with our experience.

We had our state diploma in 1980 and had our first son in 1982, to return to school in 2003.

We had the bachelor's degree in 2009. Five years at university, we graduated. However, we have not been selected as assistant because we are 50 years old and cannot get a scholarship for the second year despite the cycle will continue until the doctorate. Getting another job was difficult, even in my church or in my larger community.

After being chosen by the women in my community as president, the authorities of the community told me that my work is voluntary and based on free vocational functioning despite the great responsibility I have had here for almost three years. Despite this bumps and struggles within the community, we have created a department of women's activities now with these sections: evangelism, social development, and as we have described above there was before the evangelization. There were only three women in the CA instead of one over 10 years ago despite the community began in 1922 under the leadership of the mother church of Norway, because women have no place in the direction of the community.

We cannot be a pastor or a elder of the church or sit for a council of elders in the local church. Some people clearly say they we as women cannot sit there. Violence based on gender continues in the church, yet the church was a place of protection, love, peace and development for every individual woman and include it in Jesus Christ who has freed everyone (Galatians 3: 28, male nor female ... all are one in Christ Jesus). The road ahead is still long ... Soon we will have a sexual relationship based on gender, custom and the church.

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ngalula's picture

translation: OUR EXPERIENCE

We promised to continue with our experience.

We had our state diploma in 1980 and had our first son in 1982, to return to school in 2003.

We had the bachelor's degree in 2009. Five years at university, we graduated. However, we have not been selected as assistant because we are 50 years old and cannot get a scholarship for the second year despite the cycle will continue until the doctorate. Getting another job was difficult, even in my church or in my larger community.

After being chosen by the women in my community as president, the authorities of the community told me that my work is voluntary and based on free vocational functioning despite the great responsibility I have had here for almost three years. Despite this bumps and struggles within the community, we have created a department of women's activities now with these sections: evangelism, social development, and as we have described above there was before the evangelization. There were only three women in the CA instead of one over 10 years ago despite the community began in 1922 under the leadership of the mother church of Norway, because women have no place in the direction of the community.

We cannot be a pastor or a elder of the church or sit for a council of elders in the local church. Some people clearly say they we as women cannot sit there. Violence based on gender continues in the church, yet the church was a place of protection, love, peace and development for every individual woman and include it in Jesus Christ who has freed everyone (Galatians 3: 28, male nor female ... all are one in Christ Jesus). The road ahead is still long ... Soon we will have a sexual relationship based on gender, custom and the church.

:: Beatrice Ngalula Kabutakapua
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lydiagcallano's picture

Female leadership in church

Ruhebuza, I am happy that you are a woman who fights for the rights of women in DRC and you have sought higher education to do this. It is implied in your profile and message above that you are very active in your church, and you wish that women should be given the chance to lead churches.

You have a point because women have the basic right to become leaders, and they can move mountains and get things done creatively, gracefully and efficiently.

I am a practicing Christian and I chair the Board of Trustees of Doane Baptist Church of Pavia in Iloilo, Philippines. As a church officer, I study the ideal organization and dynamics of a Christian church according to the standards and statutes of Jesus.

While the Bible states that women could not preach, they could win souls for Jesus Christ with or without their pastor! They can visit homes and communities and carry out Matthew 31: 19-20, which we believe as the "Great Commission."

Women can hold other positions of influence in the church. A woman can chair the Board of Trustees or Missions Committee. She can be President of the Women Missions Society (WOMISO), Home Builders (group of married members), or the Sunshiners (group of senior citizens). A female teenager can lead the Young People Circle while a young woman can handle the Young Adults Group. A woman can be an excellent Choir Director, or can anchor the Counseling Ministry, Bible Study, prayer meetings, Children Ministry, and other ministries.

In sum, women can hold various positions of considerable influence in the church. For sure, their contributions are counted as blessings by the members and the larger community they serve.

Shalom! Run the race and finish the course until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ!

Ma. Lydia G. Callano
Iloilo, Philippines
+63 33 3158137 or 5138830

Dear Jeannette~

Wow, you are a Woman with Great Faith, Intelligence and Leadership. It is time to dismantle the unjust discrimination and marginalization of women/sisters of faith within the hierarchy of the church. I recently listened to a radio interview with Desmond Tutu who was deeply saddened by the lack of support for women to have leadership roles in the church. Why do people or men feel threatened by the presence of an educated and skilled woman to take leadership roles?

Please continue to pave the path for women and girls to pursue higher education and leadership roles. Educate a Girl, Change the World. THANK YOU for believing and for walking your talk, in the pursuit of social justice and equity!

With Gratitude,

Linda Ando

With Gratitude,

Linda M. Ando

Nicole.Staudinger's picture

In solidarity

It must be so heartbreaking and frustrating to be a part of a society in which you are not recognized as an equal, especially with your level of education. My heart goes out to you and your community of under-appreciated women-- but remember, you are on the forefront of creating change! With people like you as advocates, it will be recognized that a woman's place is right next to men, or actually, above men, self-empowered and self-actualized. I wish you the best of luck. Thank you so much for sharing your struggle.

To change,
Nicole

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