Circle Holds Pan African Conference
The Pan African Women Theologians conference was held
in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from August 4th to August
8th 2002. The theme of the Conference was Sex, Stigma
and HIV/AIDS: African Women Challenging Religion, Culture
and Social Practices. 140 Circle members attended
the conference from 25 countries. The deliberations
of the conference defined the agenda of the Circle for
the next five years, 2002-2007. (A full report of the
conference is on the Circle website).
Musimbi Kanyoro, Former Circle
Coordinator, handing over the books of the Circle
to Isabel Phiri, new Circle Coordinator.
Outgoing Circle Committee Members
The new circle committee would like to thank the outgoing
committee for a job well done. You are the people who
kept the touch of the Circle burning for the last seven
years. The new committee will call upon you from time
to time to draw on your wisdom. The members of the outgoing
international coordinating committee that served since
1996 are as follows:
Coordinator: Dr. Musimbi
Research Coordinator: Dr.
Mercy Amba Oduyoye
Theological Education and Ministerial
Formation in Africa:
Rev. Dr. Nyambura Njoroge
Southern Africa: Rev. Phina Olga Kgosana
Eastern Africa: Rev. Grace Ndyabahika
Western Africa: Dr. Rabiatu Ammah
Francophone Africa: Ms. Hélène Yinda
Lusophone Africa: Ms. Eva Gomez
Francophone communication secretary: Sr. Bernadette
Anglophone communication secretary: Dr. Teresia
News from the General
Coordinator Coordinator's Office
Dr Beverley Haddad worked with Isabel to establish the
Circle's office in the School of Theology from October
2002 to April 2003. The School of Theology offered space
for the Circle office, financial support for the Administrative
Officer and general administration support while the
Circle office was finding its feet. The support is greatly
appreciated. Bev, the Circle wishes you well in your
new full time job.
Prof Musa Dube The Circle is happy to congratulate Prof
Musa Dube for her recent promotion from senior lecturer
to Associate Professor at the University of Botswana.
Musa is currently on leave of absent from her teaching
job and is doing consultancy work for the World Council
of Churches in Theological Institutions and HIV/AIDS
curriculum. She is still based in Gabarone, Botswana.
Have you recently graduated with a diploma, degree,
honours, Masters or PhD/ DMin? Please inform us at the
Circle office in Pietermaritzburg so that we can share
in your success with the rest of the Circle members.
In your information, include the name of the institution,
the qualification obtained, and where applicable the
title of your dissertation/thesis.
Please tell us about your other achievements as well,
including promotion from work, publication of an article
or a book etc.
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