Honouring Dr Alease Brown

  • Sophia Chirongoma UNISA
  • Sue Rakoczy University of KwaZulu-Natal


This volume is dedicated to honouring the memory of Dr Alease Brown who was the initial lead editor of this special issue before her untimely passing. The impact of her sudden demise and the yawning gap that she left among the members of the Circle is aptly captured in the eulogy prepared by Professor Musa Dube.

Author Biographies

Sophia Chirongoma, UNISA
Sophia Chirongoma is a senior lecturer in the Religious Studies Department at Midlands State University, Zimbabwe. She is also an Academic Associate/Research Fellow at the Research Institute for Theology and Religion (RITR) in the College of Human Sciences, University of South Africa (UNISA). Her research interests and publications focus on the interface between culture, ecology, religion, health and gender justice.
Sue Rakoczy, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Sue Rakoczy is Professor of Systematic Theology and Spirituality at St Joseph’s Theological Institute, Cedara and Honorary Professor in the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics of the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Her research focuses on feminist theology, eco-feminism and the intersection between spirituality and social justice.