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Some observations about gender in Tanzania

Gender is a complicated and tricky topic. I feel like I’m only scraping the surface of understanding it in Tanzania, and of course it’s a continuing conversation among Tanzanians themselves! I’ve been hesitant to write anything on it for fear of oversimplifying, but blogging is like thinking out loud, so […]

Students Speak 1


Kicking off a new series for Friday afternoons, Students Speak contains some of the highlights from our conversations with students each week. This isn’t about getting an ‘accurate’ picture of Tanzania so much as learning how the students we meet with each week see their world.

Women in combat

It’s been a big couple of weeks for equality in militaries around the world. In the US, Don’t Ask Don’t Tell ended (hurray!) and in Australia this week it was announced that women will now be able to serve alongside men in all frontline roles. Cue opinion columnists.

Women on the Cutting Edge

According to Darrin Patrick, what’s missing in mission is men who will church plant. In Melbourne, the call has gone out to men to lead the charge. That’s not to say women are unimportant – Piper acknowledges that women have been faithful in mission all along, even as he argues […]