Christian view of man asserts the equal dignity of men and women which
originates from man’s likeness to God. Efforts to promote gender equality,
steps to overcome existing injustices and measures aiming at a gender-sensitive
perception of social and church actions hence are a logical consequence of this
basic theological tenet.
In many fields of its work, the German Commission for Justice and Peace time and again realizes that taking into account the different impacts on men and women is extremely important for the success of a measure or project.
by tradition, plays a major and important role in development cooperation as
well as in development-policy education. The Church can and should see this as
an opportunity: In this field of work which, from its self-image as a solidary
universal Church – is indispensable and at the same time is the yardstick to
measure its credibility, the Church can set an example for a culture of gender
Impulse Paper "Gender equality and universal church action“
The Justice and Peace Commission organised a Round Table to discuss the different aspects of gender equality in universal church work with the aim to bring together expert discourses on the chosen topic and on the respective gender debate.
Gender Round Table on 22 February 2011
Decent work for domestic workers – a matter of gender equality and solidarity!
Gender Round Table on 23 June 2009
Migration from the gender perspective – the example of Ukrainian workers in Germany