Gender justice and religion: Lutheran women in Brazil

Proceedings of The 6th International Conference on Modern Approaches in Humanities and Social sciences

Year: 2023



Gender justice and religion: Lutheran women in Brazil

Joyce Aparecida Pires




Ecclesiastical authority is where the historical religious subordination of women in Christianity arises. Based on this observation, we outlined the intersectionalities, strategies and viability of women in a Lutheran church in Brazil. The objective was to discuss the processes of ecclesiastical participation of women in the Evangelical Church of Lutheran Confession in Brazil (IECLB) and how they carry out the so-called gender justice in these contexts. We carried out a multisited ethnography in the Southeast and South regions of Brazil and a bibliographic review on the participation of Lutheran women in the Church. It was concluded that the feminist ideology, through feminist theology, in the context of the Lutheran confessionality, better attends to the needs of women in this religious world.

keywords: Lutheranism, evangelical churches, feminism