Staff Profile

/Dr Sophia Chirongoma

Dr Sophia Chirongoma

Senior Lecturer


Qualifications

  •  PhD (UKZN)
  • M.A. in Religious Studies (UZ)
  • B.A.Honours in Religious Studies (UZ)
  • PGDE (ZOU)

Research Interests

  • Gender justice issues, Religion, Health and Ecological Preservation

Publications

    • Voices From the Third World: Inter-Faith Dialogue Listening to African Voices (ed) K.C. Abraham pp39-60 Volume XXV111 No.2(2005)“Women Curbing Ecological Degradation: Hope for Transformed Lives Inspired through Inter-faith dialogue between Shona Religion and the Christian faith in Masvingo, Zimbabwe
    • Papers and Proceedings from the ARHAP Colloquium 2005, “Caring Hands, Caring Communities: Faith Communities as Care-Givers in Zimbabwe” in ARHAP International Colloquium Case Study Focus(University of Cape Town, South Africa, 2005) pp.56-5
    •  Women in God’s Image: Images of God the Mother Nos 10&11 April & September, 2005 Motherhood and Ecological Conservation of Mother-Earth” in Karen Buckenham (ed) (City Printing Works Private Ltd: Pietermaritzburg) pp.8-12
    • Grace & Truth a Journal of Catholic Reflection for Southern Africa Volume 23 No 1 April 2006, A Review of Akol, Jacob J (2005) I Will Go the Distance: The story of a “lost” Sudanese boy of the sixties (Nairobi: Pauline Publications Africa, Kolbe Press) pp.57-59
    • Journal of Theology for Southern Africa, A Review of Ogbu U. Kalu (ed) (2005) African Christianity: An African Story (University of Pretoria: Pretoria) in Steve de Gruchy (ed) Volume 124, March 2006, pp.111-115
    • Grace & Truth a Journal of Catholic Reflection for Southern Africa: Special Issue on Islam in Africa A Review ofFitzgerald Michael L. & Borelli John (ed) 2006. Interfaith Dialogue: A Catholic View (Maryknoll, New York: Orbis Books) Volume 24 No 1 April 2007, pp.81-83
    • Journal of Theology for Southern Africa (ed) Steve de Gruchy Volume 2 No.126 November (2006) “Women’s and Children’s Rights in the time of HIV and AIDS in Zimbabwe: An Analysis of Gender Inequalities and its impact on people’s health” pp. 48-65
    • Grace & Truth a Journal of Catholic Reflection for Southern Africa: Special Issue on Islam in Africa Volume 24 No 2, August 2007 “Waqful Waqifin (Gift of the Givers) Foundation: Best among People are those who Benefit Humankind” pp.95-105
    • Revue Ethique et SociétéVolume 4, No.2, pp. 188-209 (2007)Développement des Femmes et Femmes dans le Développement: Le cas du Cercle des Femmes théologiennes Africaines (1989-2006) (A Historical Exploration of the emergence and growth of the Circle of Concerned African Women Theologians (1989-2006)
    • Journal of Theology for Southern Africa, Volume 135, November 2009, A Review ofShoko, T (2007) Karanga Indigenous Religion in Zimbabwe: Health and Well-Being (Ashgate: Ashgate Publishing Limited)pp.104-10
    • Journal of Constructive Theology: Special Issue on Masculinities and HIV and AIDS in Africa Volume 14. No.1 July (2008) “Challenging Masculinities: Religious Studies, Men and HIV in Africa” (co-authored with Chitando Ezra) pp.55-6
    • Journal of Theology for Southern Africa: Essays in honour of Steve de Gruchy Vol 142, (March, 2012)“Karanga-Shona rural women’s agency in dressing mother earth: A contribution towards an indigenous eco-feminist theology
    • Women, Religion and Health: Essays in Honour of Mercy Amba Ewudziwa Oduyoye “Women, Poverty and HIV in Zimbabwe: An Exploration of Inequalities in Health Care” in Phiri I.A and Nadar S (eds)(Orbis Books: Maryknoll, New York) pp173-182 (2006)
    • Changing relationships between churches in Europe and Africa: The Internationalization of Christianity and Politics in the 20th century “A Historical Exploration on Church and State in Zimbabwe: The role of the Catholic Church for the Independence of Zimbabwe” in Katharina Kunter and Jens Holger Schjorring (eds) (Harrassowitz Verlag, Germany) pp 135-152 (2008a)
    • From our side: emerging perspectives on development and ethicsUbuntu and women’s health agency in contemporary South Africa” co-authored with Domoka Lucinda Manda in Steve de Gruchy, Sytse Strijbos and Nico Koopman (eds) (Rozenberg Publishers: Amsterdam) pp189-207 (2008b)
    • The Routledge Companion to the Christian Church “Earth, water, fire and wind: elements of African ecclesiologies” co-authored with Steve de Gruchy in Gerard Mannion and Lewis S. Mudge (eds) Routledge Publishers pp291-305 (2008c)
    • . Compassionate Circles: African Women, Theologians Facing HIV: “Operation Murambatsvina (Operation Restore Order): Its Impact and implications in the era of HIV and AIDS in contemporary Zimbabwe” in Hadebe Nontando and Chitando Ezra (eds) (World Council of Churches Publications, Geneva, Switzerland) pp71-94 (2009)
    • . “In Search of A Sanctuary: Zimbabwean Migrants in South Africa” in Joel Carpenter (ed) Walking Together: Christian Thinking and Public Life in South Africa (ACU Press: Texas, 2012)
    • African Women’s Voices on Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights, and Sexual Gender-based Violence (eds) Ezra Chitando and Nyambura Njoroge Abundant Life: The Churches and Sexuality,(World Council of Churches Publications, Geneva, Switzerland, 2015)
    • Bahun-Wilson, A and Chirongoma, S (2014) “Effective responses to HIV and AIDS addressed in Tanzania” available online http://www.oikoumene.org/en/press-centre/news/effective-responses-to-hiv-and-aids-addressed-in-tanzania
    • “Heal the sick and say to them, the good news of God is at hand”: Church-related Hospitals and Health-care provision in Zimbabwe (eds) Solmon Zwana and Ezra Chitando (eds) Solmon Zwana and Ezra Chitando Moving Ahead Together in Faith: The Zimbabwe Council of Churches at Fifty, (To be Published by theWorld Council of Churches Publications, Geneva, Switzerland)
    • “Girls Not Brides:” Advocating for Girls’ and Young Women’s Human Rights in Zimbabwe’s Contemporary Gender Debates (ed) Vongayi Nyawo Repositioning the Humanities: Journal of Contemporary Research
    • An exploration of how the Third Chimurenga impacted on the national health-care delivery system in Zimbabwe (ed) Vongayi Nyawo Repositioning the Humanities: Journal of Contemporary Research
    • Biblical perspectives on health and well-being (Sirah 38:1-2, 4, 6-15 and 2 Kings 20:1-7) : Navigating ways and modes of understanding and appreciating Shona traditional ways of healing and well-being (ed) Beatrice Okyere-Manu African Indigenous knowledge Systems and Ethics (To be Published by Cluster Publications: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
    • Co-edited a Book with Professor Ezra Chitando Redemptive Masculinities: Men, HIV, Religion and Culture. (2012)(World Council of Churches Publications: Geneva, Switzerland)
    • Co-edited a Book with Professor Ezra Chitando Justice Not Silence:Churches Facing Sexual and Gender Based Violence. (2013)(EFSA Publications: Cape Town, South Africa
    • Journal of Constructive Theology: Special Issue on Masculinities and HIV and AIDS in Africa Volume 14. No 1, July 2008
    • Grace & Truth a journal of catholic reflection for southern Africa: Special Issue on Islam in Africa Volume 24 No 2, August 2007

 

 

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