A Women's Issues Working Group was established by BUGB Council in 1996 to promote the gifts and ministries of women. This is now known as the Women's Justice Group, and continues to work to ensure gender equality within the life and structures of BUGB, as well as maintaining national and international links with women's organisations. One specific area of work has been to enable churches to understand and respond appropriately to issues of domestic violence.
In March 2010, BUGB Council passed a resolution affirming the leadership of women.
The Story of Women in Ministry in the Baptist Union of Great Britain
explores some of the ways in which Baptists have addressed the issue of women in leadership and ministry within the BUGB, with a view to informing the continuing debate on this difficult and potentially divisive subject. Downloadable Bible studies, entitled The Lydia Question - a fresh look at God's calling
have also been written to accompany the book.
BME Women Ministers' Network
This network is for black and minority ethnic (BME) women
who are lay or accredited ministers or in the process of training to become lay or accredited ministers. The Network was launched by our Union in 2014 in recognition of the small number of BME women ministers emerging.
Hear from our General Secretary, Lynn Green, as she introduces the Network and encourages black and minority ethnic women in ministry to be part of this supportive network.
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