"We women of the FDEI committee (Federation of Italian Evangelical Women) we hear the need and urgency to question ourselvesbecause faith communities do not tend to express themselves on the roots of the prostitution phenomenon within our faiths. Or, if they do, they sometimes follow an interpretative line that denounces their sin, but without making sexuality and male privilege responsible for the sexual slavery of women involved in prostitution and not just trafficking'.
Thus the letter sent to the churches of the Federation of Evangelical Churches by the women of the Baptist-Methodist-Valdean world to present this interesting online conference on combating prostitution, growing rapidly on a planetary scale as a result of migration phenomena of exceptional magnitude but now structural in the globalised world.
By their own admission, the organisers of the event (FDEI and the Interreligious Observatory on Violence Against Women) shed light on a widespread phenomenon within many Christian realities and beyond, the omission of a clear and consistent condemnation of the true causes of 'pay rape' in accordance with one's religious principles (as per the book of Rachel Moran, quoted by the rapporteurs): to the old moralistic judgement have been added for some years now reticence and embarrassment precisely in the more 'progressive' communities and groups, welcoming towards the diverse LGBTQ+ universe from which they seem to have borrowed the distinction between trafficking victims and 'free sex workers' to be protected from 'stigma' in their choice of work.
As reported by several parties, in German left-wing Christian churches (equally divided between Catholics and Evangelicals) we have long witnessed singular "damage reductions' that in fact make it even more difficult for women to get out of the racket, and we see this line operating under the surface also in Italian associations, secular and not, active on the issues of violence against women.
An unspokenness that translates, on the part of the religious realities to which the event organisers belong, into a ambiguous and opaque positioning, never clear. Now at last this conference, very clear in its intentions and purpose, which will probably (hopefully) put our finger on the sore spot of contradictions that we have long denounced in the realities of the secular 'left' but which we see are also increasingly widespread in those of religious inspiration.
Participating in the conference are associations promoting the "Nordic Model', opposed here by precisely the so-called liberal feminism (the galaxy that gathers around NUDM) and the LGBT+ worldbut increasingly common in the European Great North.
The desire of Christian women to unhinge certain narratives of convenience and to bring out the contradictions within their own religious realities is appreciable.
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