Sermon: “If We Preachers Don’t Preach to End Violence Against Women and Girls!”

Posted on December 13, 2012 by Kenyatta Gilbert No Comments

For me, as a father of daughters, hearing this message was particularly powerful.  The message of advocacy to end violence against women and girls has to be sounded 365 days of the year.

I can think of no better informed contemporary voice to call us to action than Elizabeth Siwo-Okundi.

16 Days of Activism to End Violence…Cry Out!, my sister.

Sermon:  watch?v=ixIrvpstPoQ&feature=youtu.b

Elizabeth J. A. Siwo-Okundi, MDiv, ThM
Photo Credit: Phoebe Sexton








Siwo-Okundi is a preacher and scholar.  She is from Kenya, and her commitment to social justice is deeply influenced by the faithful and informed activism of her family.  Siwo-Okundi has earned degrees in Black Studies, African Studies, divinity, and theology.  Her scholarship and sermons have been published in several academic journals and books including the 3-volume Preaching as God’s Transforming Justice:  A Lectionary Commentary (Westminster John Knox Press, 2011, 2012, and 2013).  Siwo-Okundi has preached in numerous settings, served as a pastor, and is a PhD candidate in Practical Theology and Homiletics.

About the Video: Siwo-Okundi was invited by Rev. Dr. Marie Fortune and the FaithTrust Institute to be part of the video series for “16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence”—an international campaign to end violence against women and girls.  Shortly after, Siwo-Okundi was invited by Xochitl Alvizo and theFeminism and Religion Project to write the introduction (“Preaching Requires Boldness”) to her video.

For More Information: Siwo-Okundi will present a Free Web Seminar on “How to Preach about Domestic Violence” on 7 March 2013 through the FaithTrust Institute.