Justice: Gender Equality

Gender justice is an ongoing journey of praying together, engaging, challenging and always seeking discernment on how God wants us to live as women and men.

It involves finding and putting into practice new ways to express and live out the uniqueness of bearing the image of God, fulfilling our responsibility of building and nurturing right, just and equal relationships between women, men and the earth.

The WCRC’s support for equality between women and men in church and society spans a range of activities. The main purpose of the programme is to enable churches to work for the transformation of gender relations and partnership. The objectives are to challenge patriarchy, to enable churches to name and address gender injustices, to strengthen women’s participation in the ecumenical movement, to promote positive masculinities and to facilitate transformation and renewal of church and society.