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We are a volunteer community of women and men advocating for the inclusion of women in leadership in the Christian church and for mutuality in marriage. We believe that when interpreted correctly, the Bible teaches that both men and women are called to serve at all levels of the Church, and that leadership should be based primarily on gifting and not on gender. (Read more about the egalitarian movement here.)
- To encourage the study of egalitarian theology within a supportive online community
- To advocate for the inclusion of women at all levels of leadership in the Church
- To let women know that God loves them deeply and intends for them to be equal participants in the faith community
- To encourage men to advocate for women and to work alongside them in Kingdom work
- To provide resources on women in the Bible to enrich church teaching
The Junia Project blog serves as a platform for a diverse team of volunteers to communicate their understanding of egalitarian theology and to share reflections on gender equality. We generally post new content twice a week.
The views and positions expressed by individual authors and those commenting on posts are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or positions of The Junia Project administrative team, or of our employers.
Gail Wallace Ph.D. is an adjunct professor at Azusa Pacific University, and a consultant for the Council for Adult & Experiential Learning. A former MK from Japan, she lives in southern California with her husband of 39 years, and enjoys spending time with her family, especially her three grandkids! The focus of her doctoral studies at Walden University was adult development and learning, including women’s development and spiritual formation. She recently completed a Certificate in Theology and Ministry through Princeton Theological Seminary.
Kate Wallace M.Sc. is Operations Manager for the Wesleyan Holiness Consortium, WHC Freedom Network coordinator, and an adjunct professor in political science. A committed Christian and millennial feminist, Kate enjoys writing and speaking on the intersection of politics, religion, and gender. Her favorite theologian is Gilbert Bilezikian. She loves chocolate, dogs, hiking, J.K Rowling, theatre, & political theory. She holds a Master of Science from London School of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts from Azusa Pacific University.
Statement of Faith
We believe the Bible is the inspired word of God, is reliable, and is the final authority for faith and practice.
We believe in the unity and trinity of God, eternally existing as three equal persons.
We believe in the full deity and full humanity of Jesus Christ.
We believe in the sinfulness of all persons. One result of sin is shattered relationships with God, others, and self.
We believe that eternal salvation and restored relationships are possible through faith in Jesus Christ who died for us, rose from the dead, and is coming again. This salvation is offered to all people.
We believe in the work of the Holy Spirit in salvation, and in the power and presence of the Holy Spirit in the life of believers.
We believe in the equality and essential dignity of men and women of all ethnicities, ages, and classes. We recognize that all persons are made in the image of God and are to reflect that image in the community of believers, in the home, and in society.
We believe that men and women are to diligently develop and use their God-given gifts for the good of the home, church, and society.
We believe in the family, celibate singleness, and faithful heterosexual marriage as God’s design.
We believe that, as mandated by the Bible, men and women are to oppose injustice.
Statement of Faith adapted from Christians for Biblical Equality.