MENTORSHIP

Continent-wide mentorship and membership that exceeds 600

PUBLICATIONS

At least 500 books and more than 12000 articles, book chapters and modules for the academy and faith communities that have made gender mainstreaming possible in African departments of Religions and faith communities.

Publications that have infused gender mainstreaming in the curriculum and theological programs throughout the continent.

LEADERSHIP

Visible increased numbers of women in theological training departments, both for academic and faith leadership. 

Increased women undertaking postgraduate studies in theological and religion programs. 

Increased women staff members in academic departments of religion and theology.

Increased women who are now leading faith-based-organizations and ecumenical movements.

HIV & AIDS RESPONSE

The Circle members offered outstanding leadership to the whole continent in the HIV and AIDS era by producing materials that trained church leaders to understand the link between gender and social injustice and the spread of HIV and AIDS (especially among women).

It assisted academia to train leaders equipped for serving in the context of the epidemic through their production of HIV and AIDS responsive theology.

Circle materials assisted and equipped leaders to constructively respond to HIV and AIDS in devastated communities through producing training manuals and academic books, HIV and AIDS sensitive curricular, and undertaking training of trainers and adopting HIV and AIDS as a research theme for almost a decade (2002-2012). 

THEOLOGICAL EDUCATION

The Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians celebrated thirty years of existence and impressive productivity, the fifth continent wide conference in Gaborone, Botswana on July 2-5, 2019.

Impact on theological curriculum and teaching: increased perspectives of women in theological curriculum: history, Bible, systematic theology and pastoral care.

Impact on the number of women doing theology. At Saint Paul’s University (SPU), since 2000 we have had eight women who completed PhD and five are ongoing.

ORDINATION AND CHURCH LEADERSHIP

Impact on church leadership – increased number of women doing theology and ordained.

Reformed Church of East Africa just ordained its first woman in July 2018 after years of lobbying and preparing women for the same.

In mainline denominations we have bishops and other senior positions occupied by women.

RESEARCH AND WRITING

They all may not be writing in the pretext of the Circle but there are now more women emboldened in research and writing.

One of the tasks for our young ones will be to research on women’s writings since 1989.

There is a body of literature available by women and about women because of the CIRCLE spirit.

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