Equality - christianity

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How far can religion, christianity, support the idea of euqality?


AGAINST - 1Corinthians 14:34 'women keep silence in the churches',

1 Timothy 2:11-13 'I do not permit woman to teach or assume authority over a man'

Women historically have not been trated with this same equality within christianity. There are many christian denominations where womens roles are not considered to be the same as mens.

Traditional roles of a women meant that women are expected to bring up children, run a christian home and submit to their husbands and there was to be no church leadership role for women.This is continually the view in the Roman Catholic Church, Easter Orthodox Church and some Protestant Churches.

FOR -  many protestant churches allowed women to become priests and ministers not only to a response to the changes in society but also on sound biblical basis that male and female were both created in Gods image and to use God given talents for the service of all (Genesis 1:26-27)


FOR - Galatians 3:28'for all of you are one in Christ.'

This is a powerful assertion of race equality. This teaching challenged traditions which have excluded groups on account of race.

The Parable of the Good Samaritan, Jesus uses a member of a community who was widely discriminated as an example of moral goodness.

Genesis 1:26-17 'so God created mankind in his own image'.

We were ALL made in the image and likeness of God and are all made in the image of perfection. God is pure and holy and we


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