“I think men need to support women in having a voice,” says Allison Schroeder, Director of Partnership Development for World Relief. Many men are unaware of the challenges women face seeking and identifying opportunities. “I think that men in the church, especially, need to open up their minds to the possibility that…especially in the evangelical church, the assumptions that we hold about women may not be true, or may not be the final answer.” The church needs healthy discourse on the subject of women’s rights and the role of women in the church, and men must empower women to have a voice in it. “I think that men in the church have a large role to play in allowing dissenting voices to be heard in that discussion.”
From The Justice Conference 2012.