The Seminar is now rescheduled. Please see the update below.
You are invited to the official launch of the new Research Network, Misogynoir to Mishpat
You are invited to the official launch of the new Research Network, Misogynoir to Mishpat. Our inaugural seminar series: Decolonizing God for Thursday, 13 May, 4-5:30 p.m. GMT will be rescheduled due to technical difficulties. Please join via this Teams link.
Decolonizing God: African Women’s Epistemic Challenges to Patriarchal Jesus
Speaker: Professor Esther Mombo
African women are decolonizing God through their epistemic strengths of not only surviving disease, but examining solutions that are most relevant for their own communities. The effects of COVID-19 are felt, disproportionately, in African nations. Mitigating the financial strain of the disease, African women live in fear of exceptional vulnerability contained in housing, work, and family structures, which yield little to no shelter if the disease is in close proximity. Such women represent an increased susceptibility to COVID. By exploring the plight of Continental African women, Professor Mombo contextualizes a focus on the intersectionality of religion and society’s role of exacerbating a gendered dialectic, which often pits women and men against one another, as a function of colonizing God through patriarchal systems. She explores class through a lens of profound poverty and the normalizing effects of violence against women’s bodies. She concludes by identifying key ways the Christian Church can work toward the wholeness of women during the Pandemic as a form of decolonizing God.
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