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Cynthia Holder Rich

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).

Essays

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.