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Relation violences sexuelles basées sur le genre, coutume et église

L'église est un lieu d'amour, de protection, de paix où l'homme et la femme créés à l'image de Dieu doivent vivre en harmonie. Dieu dans sa bonté, a permis l'utilisation des femmes pour le bien être de son peuple malgré la déconsidération de la femme. C'est dans cet environnement que Jésus est né. Il a encouragé la promotion de la femme, c'est pourquoi il n' a pas condamné la femme adultère, il a eu un entretien avec la femme samaritaine, Marie sa mère a eu le privilège de le porter dans son sein, Déborah est allé au champ de bataille, Miriam a dirigé le peuple d'Israel avec ses freres, etc, ce sont des exemples édifiants de la Bible qui montre que la femme a des atouts et qu'elle a servi à coté de l'homme. Cependant, l'impact de la coutume est toujours visible dans l'église, la femme continue à être marginalisée, déconsiderée, loin des instances des décisions. Dans certaines églises, elle est évangesliste, choriste, intrecesseur, encadreuse des enfants dans l'école de dimanche, s'occupe du sociale( deuil, mariage, naissance, démunis, veuves orphelins....) et quelques oeuvres du développement au profit des hommes dans l'église car la plupart de fois, son élèvage sert à récevoir les visiteurs de l'église, son argent, sa force, son intelligence, sont utilisés à d'autres fins de l'église etc... simplement par ce que la femme ne doit pas repliquer quand l'homme a déja parlé. D'ailleurs elle n"est pas permise de parler devant les hommes ni s'exprimer librement car certains pensent que la femme ne peut rien dire de bon. Si un homme lance une idée terre à terre, les autres le reprimande qu'il parle comme une femme. Si une femme a bien agi, celle-là n'est pas une femme c'est un homme comme si les bons actes sont posées par les hommes seulement et l'homme n'est peut jamais se tromper. Les personnes de mauvaises volonté en profite pour mal interpréter quelques versets bibliques tels que 1Corinthien 14, 34-35 qui defend à la femme de parler dans l'assemblée; et 1Thimothée2,10-15 parle de la soumission et ne doit pas enseigner. Pour cela nous n'avons pas des pasteurs femmes ni des prêtres, ni anciens de l'église dans plusieurs communautés religieuses. Combien des femmes professeurs des universités chrétiennes qui enseignent les pasteurs? Après les études, les pasteurs recoivent des églises à diriger et pas leurs professeurs. La coutume en soi est elle à écarter totalement ou quel est le rôle de l'église vis a vis de la coutume ? A suivre

English translation by sarahplew

The church is a place of love, protection, and peace where man and woman created in the image of God should live in harmony. God in his goodness has permitted the use of women for the well-being of His people despite the lack of consideration for the woman. It's in this environment that Jesus was born. He encouraged the promotion of women-- that's why he did not condemn the adulterous woman, he spoke with a Samaritan woman, Mary his mother had the privilege of carrying him at her breast, Deborah went to the woods for battle, Miriam led the people of Isreal with her brothers, etc. These are edifying examples from the Bible that show that women have assets and served beside men. However, the impact of tradition is still visible in the church and women continue to live marginalized and disregarded in decision making. In certain churches, women are evangelists, choir members, advocates, administrators of children in Sunday school, or they are involved socially (mourning, marriage, birth, poverty, widows, orphans...). Some works of development profit men in church because of the majority; man's elevation serves to receive church visitors; man's money, strength, intelligence are used to other ends in the church...simply because women should not reply when men speak. Also, women are not permitted to speak in front of men or to freely express themselves because certain people think that women cannot say anything good. If a man has a bad idea, others reprimand him saying he speaks like a woman. If a woman does well, she is not a woman but a man as if good acts are done only by men and men cannot do wrong. Bad people thrive on misinterpreting bible verses like 1 Corinthians 14:34-35, which keeps the woman from speaking at an assembly, and 1 Timothy 2:10-15, which speaks of submission and should not teach. For this we do not have female pastors or preachers, nor heads of church in many religious communities. How many female professors at Christian universities teach pastors? After studies, pastors receive churches to govern and not their professors. Should we totally eradicate tradition in the church or should the church stand alongside tradition? We will see.

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The church is a place of love, protection, and peace where man and woman created in the image of God should live in harmony. God in his goodness has permitted the use of women for the well-being of His people despite the lack of consideration for the woman. It's in this environment that Jesus was born. He encouraged the promotion of women-- that's why he did not condemn the adulterous woman, he spoke with a Samaritan woman, Mary his mother had the privilege of carrying him at her breast, Deborah went to the woods for battle, Miriam led the people of Isreal with her brothers, etc. These are edifying examples from the Bible that show that women have assets and served beside men. However, the impact of tradition is still visible in the church and women continue to live marginalized and disregarded in decision making. In certain churches, women are evangelists, choir members, advocates, administrators of children in Sunday school, or they are involved socially (mourning, marriage, birth, poverty, widows, orphans...). Some works of development profit men in church because of the majority; man's elevation serves to receive church visitors; man's money, strength, intelligence are used to other ends in the church...simply because women should not reply when men speak. Also, women are not permitted to speak in front of men or to freely express themselves because certain people think that women cannot say anything good. If a man has a bad idea, others reprimand him saying he speaks like a woman. If a woman does well, she is not a woman but a man as if good acts are done only by men and men cannot do wrong. Bad people thrive on misinterpreting bible verses like 1 Corinthians 14:34-35, which keeps the woman from speaking at an assembly, and 1 Timothy 2:10-15, which speaks of submission and should not teach. For this we do not have female pastors or preachers, nor heads of church in many religious communities. How many female professors at Christian universities teach pastors? After studies, pastors receive churches to govern and not their professors. Should we totally eradicate tradition in the church or should the church stand alongside tradition? We will see.

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Bons mots, madame! Je suis d'accord de toute ma coeur.

Neema's picture

Thank you

Unatuweza tunangoja yakufata,usichoke unaandika mambo makubwa na sema courage.
Wow wonderful exactly, you are right.
I wait for other from you.
See you online.
En solidarite avec les Femmes du monde entier.
Neema

Dear Sister~

You speak with Truth and Faith that women are equal in the eyes of God.
Women are intelligent, compassionate, courageous and lead with faith and truth in their hearts.
It is hard to break the cycles of gender privilege and domination. You will help inspire women to rise together to break the chains of oppression and may men of faith support you!

Stay strong in faith and determination!

Linda Ando

With Gratitude,

Linda M. Ando

jap21's picture

Hi Ruhebuza

Well said! Equality in church must stop being just words. Women in church need to be treated as equal, no matter what the job.

Go on writing, go on making us open our eyes to how we should be treated when we are treated with equality.

Love,

Jackie

Jacqueline Patiño FundActiva
Tarija - Bolivia
South America
www.jap21.wordpress.com

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