Dear Jordan, Hannah, Amanda, Yuri, Hannah and other young women who grew up in the PCUSA,
Don’t ever take for granted the privilege of being a woman brought up in the Presbyterian Church USA. Like me, you have had a voice in your congregation, in your Presbytery and even at the national level of our denomination since you were confirmed as a full-fledged member of the church. Neither your youth nor your gender has prevented you from being leaders in our church community.
This is not true for all women. Not all (not even most) women raised in the Christian faith have shared your experience.
There are women who are moved to tears when you ask them to be the liturgist in a worship service because they have been led to believe they don’t have the authority to do so.
There are smart, creative and confident women who have to muster…
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