Journal Title

The Journal of the Black Catholic Theological Symposium

Publication Date



In sub-Saharan African religious worldview, a woman inhabits the interstitial space of connectedness. She serves as the medium for the birthing of physical and spiritual life. Today, many in the continent have embraced Christianity and many profess the Roman Catholic faith. African Catholics can contribute to the ongoing discourse on the role of women as ministerial agents in the Catholic Church. To do this, they can articulate a theology of ministry that is grounded in the religious worldview of African indigenous religions.

Author Supplied Keywords

Daoism, Christianity, Priesthood, Women, African Traditional Religion, Life


Women and religion; Catholic Church; Religion--African influences

Publication Information

Archived version is the accepted manuscript.

Document Type

Journal Article