Simon Mary Aihiohkai

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SimonMary Asese Aihiokhai, Ph.D. is associate professor of systematic theology at the University of Portland, Oregon, USA. He is currently the convener of the Black Catholic Consultation at the CTSA. His research interests include religion and identity; interfaith studies; comparative theology; religion and violence; and African philosophies, cultures, and theologies. His works have been published by Oxford University Press, Routledge, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Palgrave Macmillan, Wipf and Stock Publishers, Bloomsbury, Mindex, and Paulines Publications (Africa). Some of his peer-reviewed journal articles have appeared in Journal of Ecumenical Studies, Journal of Black Catholic Theological Symposium, International Journal of African Catholicism, Journal of Buddhist – Christian Studies, and Filosofia Theoretica: African Journal of Philosophy, Culture, and Religions. His recent monograph is Fostering Interreligious Encounters in Pluralist Societies: Hospitality and Friendship (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). He is currently working on an edited volume that celebrates the contributions of BIPOC women to the woman suffrage movement.

• Fostering Interreligious Encounters in Pluralist Societies: Hospitality and Friendship.01/07/2019Book
“African Migrant Christians Changing the Landscape of Christianity in the West: Reading the Signs of the Times.” In The Church and Migration: Global (In)difference: Pathways for Ecumenical and Interreligious Dialogue. 265 – 287. Edited by D. J. Dias; J. Z. Skira; M. S. Attridge; and G. Mannion. Palgrave Macmillan01/02/2021Article
“The Role of Religion in Africa’s Twentieth Century Wars and Genocides: Lessons for African Churches. In Faith in Action: Pastoral Renewal, Public Health and the Prophetic Mission of the Church in Africa Since the Two African Synods. Volume Two. 168-188. Edited by Stan Chu Ilo; Justin Clemency Nabushawo; and Ikenna U. Okafor. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock, 2020/Abuja, Nigeria: Paulines Publications Africa, 2020.01/12/2020Article
“Contemporary Sexual Crises in the Church and the Challenge for Priestly Formation.” In Formation, The Catholic Priesthood, and The Modern Age: Festschrift in Honour of Rev. Fr. Anselm Jimoh. Pp. 134 – 153. Edited by Francis Ikhianosime and Gregory Ogbenika. Benin City, Nigeria: Mindex, 2020. ISBN: 978-978-8534-56-301/31/2020Article
“A Mosaic of Identities of the Sensus Fidelium: The realities of African Ecclesial Communities in Diaspora.” In Learning from All the Faithful: A Contemporary Theology of the Sensus Fidei. Pp. 226 – 236. Edited by Bradford Hinze and Peter Phan. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2016.01/04/2016Article
“Embracing the Pragmatic in African Indigenous Religions: New Perspective for Interfaith Dialogue.” Christianity and Culture Collision: Particularities and Trends from a Global South. Edited by Cyril Orji and Joseph Ogbonnaya. Pp. 151 – 163. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2016.01/09/2016Article
• “Recognizing the Place of African Traditional Religions in the Comparative Theological Discourse: Mediating Classroom Encounters through Storytelling.” Comparative Theology in the Millennial Classroom: Hybrid Identities, Negotiated Boundaries. Pp. 164 – 176. Edited by Mara Brecht and Reid Locklin. New York: Routledge, 2016.31/08/2016Article
• “Interreligious Friendship: A Path to Conversion for a Catholic Theologian” Interreligious Friendship after Nostra Aetate. Pp. 187 – 200. Edited by James L. Fredericks and Tracy Sayuki Tiemeier. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.01/04/2015Article
“Reflections by a Lay Theologian on the Complementary Ministries of the Ordained and Laity in the Church in Africa.” The Church We Want. Foundations, Theology and Mission of the Church in Africa: Conversations on Ecclesiology. Pp. 224 – 234. Edited by Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator. Nairobi, Kenya: Paulines Publications Africa, 2015.03/08/2015Article
• “The Place of Women in the Catholic Churches of Africa: Using Inculturation as a Model for Inclusion of Women in the Ministerial Life of the Church.” Theological Reimagination: Conversations on Church, Religion, and Society. Pp. 256 – 268. Edited by Agbonkhianmeghe E. Orobator. Nairobi, Kenya: Paulines Publishers Africa, 2014.01/09/2014Article
“Black theology in dialogue with LGBTQ+ persons in the Black Church: walking in the shoes of James Hal Cone and Katie Geneva Cannon.” Theology & Sexuality. (December 31, 2020): 1 – 18. DOI: 10.1080/13558358.2020.186815731/12/2020Journal
“Social Justice and Rituals of Forgiveness and Reconciliation: Perspectives from African Religion and Roman Catholic-Christianity.” Journal of Ecumenical Studies. Volume 55, Number 2 (2020): 229 – 257.30/07/2020Journal