Alie Benge · Christian ethics · Christian Living · church · Culture · Feminism · Ministry and Mission · Social Justice

So you’re a church leader and you don’t like feminism…

I’m very reluctantly starting to accept that people in the church will feel suspicious towards feminism. It used to annoy me that people still had so many misconceptions about it after all we’ve talked about, but I’ve been thinking about echo chambers lately, and how the things we scroll through on our newsfeeds channel our… Continue reading So you’re a church leader and you don’t like feminism…

Alie Benge · Christian ethics · Culture · Feminism · Ministry and Mission · Social Justice

Everybody’s Problem

Here in Wellington we have an event every six weeks called the Radical Tea Party, where about 50 or so people get together, drink fair trade tea and talk about different social issues. Last night the topic was on feminism and I was asked to be on the panel. One of the questions given to… Continue reading Everybody’s Problem

Alie Benge · Christian ethics · Culture · Feminism · Ministry and Mission · Social Justice

Sorry, Not Sorry: Why I Use ‘That Word’

Ironically, my ‘coming out’ as a feminist was in a blog post titled ‘Why I Am Not a Feminist’. For a long time I maintained that while I held strong views on women’s rights, the label shouldn’t be necessary, just as there is no label for ‘not-racist’. It seemed obvious to me that women and… Continue reading Sorry, Not Sorry: Why I Use ‘That Word’