Women in International Development

In what ways have women contributed to development within their society and/or community?

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Mary McLeod Bethune: An Agent of Change and Leadership

by Namarr Newson

Mary McLeod Bethune should not only be remembered for her work in the social/economic/educational development within the United States of America, the African American community/civil rights, or women’s rights, but also for her heroics and inspirational advancements as a vocational minister.

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Marie Monsen—Norwegian Cross-Cultural Worker to Henan

by Yalin Xin

One of the cultural tendencies of the Chinese is the emphasis on the past. The experience and wisdom of an authoritative person in the past often serve as great reference for the present. This is naturally reflected in how Christians in Henan remember Marie Monsen. In conversation with believers about the history of the Word of Life church, Marie Monsen is often mentioned with appreciation and respect, as someone who dedicated herself to cross-cultural Christian service in central China as well as a role model in ministry that has had significant impact on the WOL movement. She is part of the story, and continues to be remembered as the spiritual mother of the Christian faith tradition in Henan.

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