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Cynthia Holder Rich

Cynthia Holder Rich serves as a lecturer in the Faculty of Theology at Tumaini University Makumira, Arusha, Tanzania. Previously, she has taught theology in Madagascar and the US, and served a number of congregations as Pastor. She holds degrees from McCormick Theological Seminary and Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Illinois and the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. She is an ordained Minister of Word and Sacrament in the Presbyterian Church (USA).


Race, Power, and Being Essential in the Era of COVID-19

The Syrophoenician woman sees herself as essential—both for herself and for her daughter. She is an uppity woman; we can assume that her daughter lived to often hear the tale, forming her as an uppity woman too.

In Memoriam:                                                                      Metropolitan John D. Zizioulas and the Journey of Theology Toward the Future

The prominent Eastern Orthodox theologian Metropolitan John D. Zizioulas of Pergamon (Ecumenical Patriarchate) passed in Athens, on February 2, 2023.


From Myanmar to Mariupol, from the streets of Memphis to the waves and winds of the Mediterranean Sea: resistance to violence takes many forms. So does political protest against precarity. At which point does the unavoidable vulnerability of the living condition come to expression as political agency? Can such precarious politics constitute or configure an alternative community?