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Published Book Chapter

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Women Political Participation

Abstract

This paper draws upon the theologies of Jon Sobrino and Engelbert Mveng to construct a social ethics of participation for those who have been marginalized by corrupt political and economic institutions, focusing on the agency of women in Sub-Sahara Africa. In light of the philosophy of political participation in developing countries, I examine Sobrino’s insights that the victims of the evil of this world have to live as risen beings, I consider the African Theologian Engelbert Mveng’s concept of anthropological pauperization, and argue that it makes a difference to consider historical events that influence the contexts in which we view the victims. I also argue that both Sobrino and Mveng provide foundations for political participation of the victims, but there is a need to reinforce the agency of the victims, and their own ability to come down from the cross and live as risen beings. Such agency suggests the need for reinforcing the political participation of the victims. Finally, I supplement Mveng’s thoughts with the cultural features of the African philosophy of Ubuntu — related to African Humanism — to show that Ubuntu, as well as Mveng, reinforce Sobrino’s claims.

Environmental Ethic

  •  “Deforestation in the Congo Basin and Global Climate Change: An Ethic of Environmental Responsibility based on African Spirituality” in Nature and the Environment in Contemporary Religious Contexts, Muhammad Shafiq, ed.,  (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018).
  • “La déforestation en République Démocratique du Congo et ses effets sur le changement climatique : Une analyse éthique à la lumière de Laudato Si’. Congo-Afrique, no. 509 (Novembre 2016), 841-859.

Violence Against Women

  • “Rape-Weapon of War: A Crime of War and A Crime Against Humanity Contemporary Challenges to Peace and Justice in Rwanda and the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),” Journal for Peace and Justice Studies 28, no. 2 (July 2019), 40-59

Feminization of Poverty

  • “The Feminization of Poverty.How Traditional Gender Bias and Sexual Violence Keep Women in Poverty in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.” Congo-Afrique, no. 513 (March 2017).

Ethics of Just Peace

  • Rectifying Political Leadership through a Just Peace Ethic.” Journal of Moral Theology Virtues, Politics and Economics, 8, no. 2 (June 2019).. Co-authored with Eli McCarthy (Georgetown University).
  1. Education as the Practice of Freedom’ to Address Educational Poverty in Sub-Sahara Africa.” Asian Horizons 12, no. 1 (March 2018). 52-65.
  2. “The Contribution of Jacques Maritain on Political Participation of the Christians in the Temporal World.” Telema/Congo, Jesuit Journal, 1, no. 16 (January-June 2016), 2-22.
  3. “L’enseignement social de l’Eglise catholique et la lutte contre la pauvreté des femmes.” Congo-Afrique no. 496 (Juin, Juillet, Août 2015). 499-513 http://hdl.handle.net/2345/bc-ir:107141
  4. “The Land of Gold and Blood: Congo suffers from the paradox of mineral wealth and human poverty,” SOJOURNERS. Faith in Action for Social Justice. (Sept-Oct 2015). Pages/Sojo.net, https://sojo.net/magazine/septemberoctober-2015/land-gold-and-blood

Published Book Review

“The Church We Want: African Catholics Look to Vatican III. Ed. Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator. New York: Orbis, 2016. Pp. Xxxi + 272.” Theological Studies 79, no. 1 (March 2018): 222-223. https://doi.org/10.1177/0040563917746277.

  1. Ph.D Candidate/Dissertation Proposal
    Imagining an Ethics of Women’s Political Participation in Sub-Saharan Africa – A Sophialogical Hermeneutics/To be defended in Spring 2020.
  2. Publications: Book Chapter and Papers

5.1. Environmental ethics: Deforestation
• “Deforestation in the Congo Basin and Global Climate Change: An Ethic of Environmental Responsibility based on African Spirituality” in Nature and the Environment in Contemporary Religious Contexts, Muhammad Shafiq, ed., (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018).

5.2. Environmental ethics: Deforestation
• “La déforestation en République Démocratique du Congo et ses effets sur le changement climatique : Une analyse éthique à la lumière de Laudato Si’. Congo-Afrique, no. 509 (Novembre 2016), 841-859,
• “Deforestation in the Democratic Republic of Congo and climate change.” Asian Horizons 9, no. 4 (December 2015), 724-740. http://hdl.handle.net/2345/bc-ir:107140

5.3. Violence against women and mining
• “Rape-Weapon of War: A Crime of War and A Crime Against Humanity Contemporary Challenges to Peace and Justice in Rwanda and the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),” Journal for Peace and Justice Studies 28, no. 2 (July 2019), 40-59
• “The Land of Gold and Blood: Congo suffers from the paradox of mineral wealth and human poverty,” SOJOURNERS. Faith in Action for Social Justice. Vol? no.? (Sept-Oct 2015). Pages?/Sojo.net, https://sojo.net/magazine/septemberoctober-2015/land-gold-and-blood

5.4. Ethics of Just Peace
• “Rectifying Political Leadership through a Just Peace Ethic.” Journal of Moral Theology Virtues, Politics and Economics, 8, no. 2 (June 2019). Co-authored with Eli McCarthy (Georgetown University).
5.5. Theology of Education
• “‘Education as the Practice of Freedom’ to Address Educational Poverty in Sub-Sahara Africa.” Asian Horizons 12, no. 1 (March 2018). 52-65.

5.6. Feminization of poverty
• “The Feminization of Poverty. How Traditional Gender Bias and Sexual Violence Keep Women in Poverty in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.” Congo-Afrique, no. 513 (March 2017). 231-242.

5.7. Political Participation and Women’s political participation
• “The Contribution of Jacques Maritain on Political Participation of the Christians in the Temporal World.” Telema/Congo, Jesuit Journal, 1, no. 16 (January-June 2016), 2-22.
• “Christological Foundations for Political Participation: Women in the Global South Building Agency as Risen Beings.” Political Theology, vol. 18 no.5 (June, 2016). 399-422. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1462317X.2016.1195592
5.8. Church and Catholic Social Teaching
• “L’enseignement social de l’Eglise catholique et la lutte contre la pauvreté des femmes.” Congo-Afrique no. 496 (Juin, Juillet, Août 2015). 499-513 http://hdl.handle.net/2345/bc-ir:107141

  1. Book Review

• “The Church We Want: African Catholics Look to Vatican III. Ed. Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator. New York: Orbis, 2016. Pp. Xxxi + 272.” Theological Studies 79, no. 1 (March 2018): 222-223. https://doi.org/10.1177/0040563917746277.

  1. Book Chapters Under Contract: Forthcoming
  2. “Virtue-Based Just Peace Approach and the Challenges of Rape as a Weapon of War.”/ Georgetown Press/Spring 2020.
  3. “Luke-Acts on the primacy of faith over evil civil/political commands: Relevance for the post-genocidal context of Rwanda;” a chapter for a book project for 2020 promoted for the 25 years anniversary of the Rwandan Genocide.
  4. “Theopolitics of Dialogue, Reconciliation, and Just Peace in fostering good governance in the DRC’s context – An interdisciplinary Approach;” a chapter for a book project for 2021 promoted by the Jesuits of Africa.

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