Sharing Session: Africa and Women

The World Communion of Reformed Churches’ “COVID & Beyond” discernment process continued with a sharing session featuring women and church leaders from Africa.

The women provided a space to listen to the voices of women and discern together the questions of gender at the intersectionality of race, class, and indigenity in the midst of COVID-19. Speakers included WCRC President, Rev. Najla Kassab; Rev. Dr. Paulette Brown, Presbyterian Church of Canada; and Rev. Dr. Christina Landman, University of South Africa.

The Africa sharing circle focused on perspectives of economic and gender justice. Speakers included Rev. Isaac Kalonji (Refugees, internally displaced people, and stateless people); Chief Magistrate Mrs. E. Uma Onwunta (Issues of justice regarding women and girls); Prof. Christina Landman (Governance issues – corruption, theft, administration of justice on women); and Rev. Dr. Buhle Mpofu (Racism, inequalities, and transnational issues: migration and xenophobia).