ISBN 9789996045226
Pages 198
Dimensions 210 x 148 mm
Published 2017
Publisher Mzuni Press, Malawi
Format Paperback

A History of the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians 1989-2007

by Rachel Nyagondwe Fiedler

When “African Theology” was first formulated, women played just a small role. In 1989 Mercy Amba Oduyoye set out to change this by creating the Circle of Concerned African Theologians in order to give them a voice. The Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians is an African Baby, born in an ecumenical surrounding. Though there were other movements addressing the issue of gender inequalities in church and society, circle theologies are distinct from other women's liberation movements in that they are theologies formed in the context of African culture and religion. This book traces the Circle history from 1989 to 2007.

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About the Author

Rachel Nyagondwe Fiedler

Rachel Nyagondwe Fiedler is a theologian and community worker, predominantly with women in the rural areas of Malawi. She is an Associate Professor at Mzuzu University.