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4th African Women Extraordinaire Symposium: Women and Violence in Africa

March 16 at 9:00 a.m.
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A One-Day Symposium

Leaders and Conversation Partners

Dr. Médine Moussounga Keener, coordinator of family formation, Asbury Theological Seminary
Originally from the Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), Dr. Médine earned her PhD from the University of Paris and has taught in Congo and the United States.

Mme Monique Misenga Mukuna, president of Woman, Cradle of Abundance, Republic of Congo
Mme Monique has worked with women in the church at every level, from grassroots to international, educating and empowering for peace and justice. 

Women in Africa deal with many forms of violence; both speakers have lived through civil wars. Hear their stories of faith, courage, and strength.


"Becoming One of Them. Women Experiencing Violence in Congo-Brazzaville"

Keynote lecture: Dr. Médine Moussounga Keener

“The Many Faces of Violence and How Women Confront and Resist Violence in Congo-Kinshasa”

Keynote lecture: Mme Monique Misenga Mukuna

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Program Fee: $25; non-PTS students $10; PTS community no fee, but registration is necessary; Lunch $10.50

Open to the public.

For more information, contact Professor Elsie Anne McKee and/or Teresa Reed

Organized by Professor McKee’s Women in African Christianity course in conjunction with the History and Ecumenics Department, and The Center for Theology, Women, and Gender


Craig Keener and Médine Moussounga Keener's Impossible Love: the True Story of an African Civil War, Miracles, and Hope Against All Odds is helpful reading for those attending this event. For more reading recommendations, contact Professor Elsie Anne McKee.

Educating faithful Christian leaders.

Scholar and Theological Educator

Kathleen M. O’Connor , Class of 1984

“Informal time in discussion groups with faculty and students discussing feminist theological literature, altered my views, excited my spirit, and greatly influenced my teaching.”