You will need to sit down to watch this video.
Please know, I am well aware that both Médine Keener‘s presentation above titled “Abuse of Women in Africa” and mine, “Dismantling Patriarchy and Recovering the Blessed Alliance,” are each 40 minutes, and you are super busy. That said, the issues we are raising are impacting the lives of women and girls both globally and here at home, and undoubtedly someone you know.
At the Society for Pentecostal Studies Conference last weekend, Médine‘s presentation preceded mine. She couldn’t have raised the widespread harm of patriarchy more clearly. It’s a battle she faced personally and continues to fight on behalf of others, although, by God’s grace, she is free and flourishing. You will love her heart!
It’s also a good reminder that if #MeToo and #ChurchToo have taught us anything, violence and abuse of women is at epidemic levels in the United States. As Christians, we have work to do.
So watch in segments, but please watch both presentations!
Médine Moussounga Keener, Ph.D. (University of Paris 7) spent eighteen months as a war refugee in Congo Brazzaville. She has firsthand experience of violence against women and the plight of African women. Médine serves as Pastoral Care Coordinator at Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. She writes and speaks on the issues of racism, ethnicity, and reconciliation in Africa and the U.S.