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Léocadie Lushombo

Democratic Republic of the Congo
Institution Boston College
Position Ph.D Candidate
Email Address leolushombo@gmail.com
University Profile Website URL
Recent Publications
  • “Rape-Weapon of War: A Crime of War and A Crime Against Humanity Contemporary Challenges to Peace and Justice in Rwanda and the Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC),” Journal for Peace and Justice Studies 28, no. 2 (July 2019), 40-59
  • “Rectifying Political Leadership through a Just Peace Ethic.” Journal of Moral Theology Virtues, Politics and Economics, 8, no. 2 (June 2019).. Co-authored with Eli McCarthy (Georgetown University).Deforestation in the Congo Basin and Global Climate Change: An Ethic of Environmental Responsibility based on African Spirituality” in Nature and the Environment in Contemporary Religious Contexts, Muhammad Shafiq, ed., (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018).
  • “Deforestation in the Congo Basin and Global Climate Change: An Ethic of Environmental Responsibility based on African Spirituality” in Nature and the Environment in Contemporary Religious Contexts, Muhammad Shafiq, ed., (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2018).
  • “‘Education as the Practice of Freedom’ to Address Educational Poverty in Sub-Sahara Africa.” Asian Horizons 12, no. 1 (March 2018). 52-65.
  • “The Feminization of Poverty. How Traditional Gender Bias and Sexual Violence Keep Women in Poverty in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.” Congo-Afrique, no. 513 (March 2017).
  • "Christological Foundations for Political Participation: Women in the Global South Building Agency as Risen Beings.” Political Theology, vol. 18 no.5 (June, 2016). 399-422. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1462317X.2016.1195592
  • “The Contribution of Jacques Maritain on Political Participation of the Christians in the Temporal World.” Telema/Congo, Jesuit Journal, 1, no. 16 (January-June 2016), 2-22.
  • “La déforestation en République Démocratique du Congo et ses effets sur le changement climatique : Une analyse éthique à la lumière de Laudato Si’. Congo-Afrique, no. 509 (Novembre 2016), 841-859.
  • “Deforestation in the Democratic Republic of Congo and climate change.” Asian Horizons 9, no. 4 (December 2015), 724-740. http://hdl.handle.net/2345/bc-ir:107140
  • “L’enseignement social de l’Eglise catholique et la lutte contre la pauvreté des femmes.” Congo-Afrique no. 496 (Juin, Juillet, Août 2015). 499-513 http://hdl.handle.net/2345/bc-ir:107141
Professional Activities and Affiliations
  • Léocadie Lushombo is from the Democratic Republic of Congo. She is a consecrated woman and missionary engaged with the Teresian Institute founded by Saint Pedro Poveda in Spain in 1914, Institute which promotes education of the marginalized in more than 30 countries in the world. Léocadie has taught the course “Introduction to Christian Theology” as teaching Assistant and teaching fellow in 2017 and 2018. She has given several guest lectures in the area of justice peace ethics, mining, wars, and gender based violence at Boston College, Notre Dame, and St. John University for the last four years. Her teaching and writings are informed by her interdisciplinary experiences of working and studied abroad where she has been in immersed in several cultures.