Brother is the term A Course in Miracles uses to represent the human beings we encounter in the world of separation. They are people who appear apart from us – with separate bodies and separate interests. Sometimes they are allies, sometimes opponents but always we cannot fully trust them. Calling them brother is a way of remembering our shared Creator, our Father in Heaven and – by extension – our shared interest in waking up. The inherent sexism of the term permeates the whole ACIM project, and cannot be dismissed merely by referencing the western tradition of using masculine pronouns to refer to all human beings, as Ken Wapnick was fond of doing. Thus, the gendered nature of the course language arises as a profound forgiveness opportunity.