Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae
versão On-line ISSN 2412-4265
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MOLOBI, Victor. The marginalisation of women in the African Initiated Churches in South Africa, 1882 to 2006. Studia Hist. Ecc. [online]. 2008, vol.34, suppl.1, pp.1-14. ISSN 2412-4265.
This article contributes to the continuing debate on gender equity in the African Initiated Churches (AICs) and their leadership, emphasising the united stand taken by women of the Zionist and Apostolic wings of the AICs. The marginalisation of women and patriarchy in the AICs is thus examined from the Zionist and Apostolic perspective. Women in the AICs have initiated and established their own churches, which has established a foundation from which to interrogate male dominance in the Church and seek better approaches that accommodate women. Contributions from men are welcomed, provided these are made in support of women.