"Where streams run uphill, there a woman rules." Ethiopian proverb
There is struggle in an uphill endeavor, but miracle in its very existence. There is something off-putting and hard to swallow about it, true, but also something undeniably compelling.
There's a growing segment of "Other" clergywomen -- non-Anglo women of diverse cultures and ethnicities who serve in congregations that may or may not look like them, women with stories of struggle and triumph in their work and ministry.
In the candid book Streams Run Uphill: Conversations with Young Clergywomen of Color, author writer, editor, and pastor Mihee Kim-Kort artfully brings together diverse narratives to encourage, educate, and equip clergywomen wrestling with identity, authority, and the uphill struggle against racism, sexism, ageism, and other ministry challenges.
-Offers encouragement to women interested in ordained ministry, as well as congregations who are being led by clergy women of color
-Reminds readers of the promise of God and that even through the struggle, no one journeys alone
-An excellent resource for young women of color who are discerning ministry as their vocations as well as seminarians, professors, and clergy