STREET EVANGELIST FOR WOMEN'S EQUALITY
My name is Shirley Taylor and I call myself the street evangelist for women’s equality. Last week I went to an office to do business. I had been there before. I had talked about women’s equality with the manager.
So last week I was back and we talked about women’s equality. I gave her my card which says “Shirley Taylor, street evangelist.” She said, “You need to meet my cousin. She has a Street Evangelist ministry in Houston where she feeds the homeless.”
I leaned over to her and put my hands on her hands and looked into her face. I said, “My ministry is not to the homeless, it is to people like you. In offices, at the grocery store, the library, while buying a blouse at J C Penneys.”
I told her that God has called people to minister to the homeless, but that I am not one of those people.
Read my reports as a street evangelist:
Speaking Truth to Power
Read my letters to religious leaders:
We must 'speak truth to power' and the way I choose is to write letters to those religious leaders in power. First time published.
Interview by John D. Pierce of Baptists Today (when my bWe Baptists ministry began)
How did the idea of "Baptist Women for Equality" come about?
2. Was the Jan. 15 "Open Letter" the first of an ongoing electronic newsletter? How frequent?
3. Who else is leading this effort? Do you have a board or committee?
4. What future projects are planned?
5. What do you to hope to accomplish?
6. Why do think the subject of women's equality among Baptists needs such attention at this time?
Here are Shirley's responses:
"First I am going to answer your questions very simply. Then I will go into further detail. (Read interview)