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Prof. Philomena Njeri Mwaura

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Title/Qualifications: Associate Prof./B.Ed (Arts); MA, Ph.D
Department/Unit/Section: PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES/ CENTER FOR GENDER EQUITY AND EMPOWERMENT
Contact Address: Centre for Gender Equity And EmpowermentP. O. Box 43844, 00100 Nairobi
Position: Associate Professor, Dept. of Philosophy & Religious Studies/ Director, Centre for Gender Equity and Empowerment
Area of Specialization: African Christianity
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Research Interests: New Religious Movements in African Christianity, Religion and  Gender, Pentecostalism  in the Public Space in Africa, Christian Religious Education, Theological Education in Africa, Gender and Development

Conference Presentations

  • Philomena Njeri Mwaura,  “African Feminism and Development: A Critique of the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians Engagement with Public Theology”, Paper presented at a Symposium on African Feminism. Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi/Kenya, 23rd August 2012.
  • Philomena Njeri Mwaura, “The African Context and the Church’s Pursuit of Justice”. Response to Peter Henriot’s paper on “Justice as a Consequence of Love”, Paper presented at the First Bilingual Expert Seminar; Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church.     Hekima College, Nairobi, 21st – 22nd August 2012
  • Philomena Njeri Mwaura, “Sex War and the Politics of Power in the Church: Towards a Reconstruction of Femininity”. Paper Presented in conjunction with Dr. Margaret Gecaga at the International Conference on Gender Based Violence.Kenyatta University, Nairobi, 1st – 3rd August 2012
  • Philomena Njeri Mwaura, “The Eucharist and Healing: An African Perspective”, Paper presented at the World Catholicism Week at the Centre for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology, De Paul University, Chicago, USA.    De Paul University, Chicago, USA,    16th-18th April 2012
  • Philomena Njeri Mwaura, “The Role of Women in Peace-building: An Indigenous African Religious Perspective”, Paper presented at the Peace-building in Society and Religion, International Symposium, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 22nd to 26th June 2011
  • Philomena Njeri Mwaura, “Contextualization of Religious Studies Curriculum: Mainstreaming Values, Ethics and Morals in the Kenyan Education System”, Paper presented at Christ the Teacher Institute of Education Symposium held in, Nairobi, Christ the Teacher Institute of Education, Nairobi, 4th to 5th March 2011
  • Philomena Njeri Mwaura, “The Future of Mission in Africa: A Quest for Holistic Mission”, Paper presented at the MaryKnoll Conference on the Future of Mission in Africa, Tangaza College, Nairobi, 1st to 2nd April 2011
    Philomena Njeri Mwaura, “Christian Identity and Ethnicity: Reflections on the Gospel of Reconciliation”, Paper presented at the Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church, Second Conference on Theological Ethics, Trento, Italy, 23rd to 28th July 2010
  • Philomena Njeri Mwaura, “A Spirituality of Resistance and Hope: African Instituted Churches’ Response to Poverty”, Paper presented at the Politics, Poverty and Prayer: Global African Spiritualties and Social Transformation,  Nairobi Evangelical School of Theology.    22nd to 25th July 2010
  • Philomena Njeri Mwaura, “Mission in East Africa in the 1910-2010”. Paper presented at Edinburg 2010 Conference, Edinburgh, UK,  2nd to 6th June 2010
  • Philomena Njeri Mwaura, “Women in Mission in the Context of Socio-Economic and Ethnic Diversity in Nairobi, Kenya”. Paper presented at the Evangelical Missiological Society North East Region Annual Conference, Overseas Ministries Study Centre, New Haven, USA, 20th March 2010
    Philomena Njeri Mwaura, “Contribution of the Lay Faithful in a Christian way to the Evolving African Culture”, Paper presented at the International Federation of Catholic Action Conference, Karen Nairobi/Kenya, 18th-22nd August 2009
  • Philomena Njeri Mwaura, “A Survey of the Study of Religion and Theological Education in Kenya”, Paper presented at the Joint Conference of Academic Societies in the fields of Religion and Theology, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, 22-26th June 2009
  • Philomena Njeri Mwaura, “Regional Theological Associations and Theological Curriculum Development in Eastern Africa: Challenges and Prospects”. Paper presented at the Joint Conference of Academic Societies in the fields of Religion and Theology, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, 21-26th June 2009
  • Philomena Njeri Mwaura, “Perceptions of Mission in Women Led Charismatic Churches in Nairobi”. Paper presented at the Edinburgh 2010 East Africa Conference, Carmelite Community Centre, Nairobi, 26th-28th May 2009
  • Philomena Njeri Mwaura, “Spirituality and Healing in African Indigenous Spirituality and Contemporary Society”, Paper presented at African Spirituality Responding to Contemporary Challenges in Africa, Tangaza College, Nairobi, 19th-21st May 2009
  • Philomena Njeri Mwaura, “Civic Driven Change: Spirituality, Religion and Faith”, Paper presented at the Civic Driven Change Conference, Institute of Social Studies, The Hague, The Netherlands, 13th-17th October 2008

 

Research

  • Philomena Njeri Mwaura, 2012, “Women and Peace building: An African Traditional Religious Perspective” , Book Project coordinated by Maria Pilar Aquino,   University of San Diego, USA.
  • Philomena Njeri Mwaura, 2012, “Women Lost in the Global Maze: Women and Religion in East Africa under Globalization” from Oxford University Press, UK for Book Project on Handbook of Feminist Theology, coordinated by M.M. Fulkerson and S. Briggs, Duke University, USA, Duke University, USA.
  • Philomena Njeri Mwaura  2012, “Real Presences: Eucharist, Society and Global Catholicism Project”, Organized by Centre for World Catholicism and Intercultural Theology De Paul University, Chicago, USA.


Publications

Books

  • Philomena N. Mwaura, T. M. Hinga, A. Kubai and H. Ayanga (eds) 2008. HIV/AIDS, Women and Religion in Africa: Ethical and Theological Responses, Pietermaritzburg: Cluster Publications. ISBN 978 1875053 698
  • Philomena N. Mwaura and Nahashon W. Ndung’u (eds.) 2005Challenges and Prospects for the Church in Africa in the 21st Century. Nairobi; Pauline’s Publishing house. ISBN 9966081046
  • Philomena N. Mwaura and Lilian D. Chirairo (eds.) 2005,Theology in the Context of Globalization: African Women’s Response. Nairobi, EATWOT. ISBN 9789966981653

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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