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2nd African Women Extraordinaire: Church, Health and Women’s Development

A one-day symposium sponsored
by Women in African Christianity Course, History Department and
Princeton Seminary’s Continuing Education

March 6, 2014
9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Continuing Education
Princeton Theological Seminary

Program Leaders


AWE 2014 Mukuna Monique Misenga Mukuna is President of Femme Berceau de l’Abondance, an ecumenical Christian group of women gathered in response to the systemic poverty and violence against women and girls in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Mme. Monique is based in Kinshasa.


AWE 2014 NjorogeThe Rev. Dr. Nyambura Njoroge is the Project Coordinator for the Ecumenical HIV and AIDS Initiative of the World Council of Churches. A Princeton Seminary alumna, she is in Geneva, Switzerland.


Panel Participants

The Rev. Muriel Burrows is pastor of Witherspoon Street Presbyterian Church in Princeton, NJ.

Dr. Elsie A. Mckee is Princeton Seminary’s professor of Reformation Studies and History of Worship. She is also the International Liaison and President of Women, Cradle of Abudance, a North America-based organization that promotes the work and ministry of Femme Berceau de l’Abondance.

Program Description

Planned in conjunction with the students of the “Women in African Christianity” course at Princeton Seminary, this program invites all participants to consider the significant and varied roles women have played in sub-Saharan Christianity since the 5th century. The main goal and objective of this conference is new knowledge, expanded understanding and acquaintance with the multicultural character and wide range of African Christian communities through the lives and work of Christian women leaders.

This one-day program provides the opportunity to listen and enter in conversation with African women Christian leaders committed to the work of women development and health. All are welcome to participate in this program offered during Women’s History Month. Early registration is encouraged. Registrants will receive a coursepack with helpful articles, to provide a common vocabulary and shared starting point for the conversations of the day.


8:00 a.m. Registration - Library Foyer
9:00 a.m. Welcome and Devotional moment - Theron Room, Library
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.           Plenary 1 - Theron Room, Library
10:30 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Break-out groups - Rooms TBA
11:30 a.m. Discussion Group report - Theron Room, Library
12:00 p.m. Lunch, Mackay Campus Center
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m. Plenary II - Cooper Confererence Room, Erdman Center
2:00 p.m. Panel Discussion/Group Q&A - Cooper Conference Room, Erdman Center
2:50 p.m. Closing Words and Prayer
3:00 p.m. Reception - Erdman Center


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Registration and program will be held in Stuart Hall. Please click for a campus map and for directions

Registration will be held in the foyer of Princeton Seminary Library.

$25/non-Princeton Seminary students
Princeton Seminary students, faculty, administrators and staff can register at no charge. Lunch can be reserved for $10.

Please read the Registration and Cancellation Policy and then click here to register.

Contact Info

Additional questions may be asked by telephone at 609.497.7990 or by e-mail at [email protected].