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This essay specifically examines continental and diasporan African women’s engagement with each other across different social and religious cultural realities. The essay draws on five years of encounter, during three biennial meetings of African and African diasporan women in religion and theology. Black women from Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, the Central African Republic, Jamaica, Brazil, and the United States attended the meetings to consider the meaning and impact of a variety of religious cultures in their lives. By centering the need to engage each other across continental and diasporan differences, the meeting emerged with a presumption of transcultural engagement, insofar as black women from different parts of the world were viewed as distinct. The essay begins with some theoretical issues related to post-colonial African identities.4 This is followed by a narrative description of the meetings to present the context for analyzing continental and diasporan African women’s transcultural and interreligious engagement. Emergent findings are presented within the narrative. The essay concludes with brief analyzis of the findings and implications.


Transkulturelle Begegnungen und interreligiöser Dialog

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