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SimonMary Aihiokhai

United States
Institution University of Portland
Position Associate Professor of Systematic Theology
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Recent Publications
  • “Influences of Religions on African Ethics: Insights from African Indigenous Religions, Christianity and Islam.” In African Ethics: A Guide to Key Ideas. Edited by Luis Rodrigues and Jonathan O. Chimakonam. Pp. 91 – 102. London: Bloomsbury, 2022.
  • “Alterity and Religious Violence in Nigeria: Towards An Interfaith Theology of Recognition.” Journal of Ecumenical Studies. Volume 57. No. 4 (2022): 569 – 594.
  • “A Comparative Theological Approach to Virtue Ethics: Making Space for an African Perspective.” Filosofia Theoretica: Journal of African Philosophy, Culture and Religions. Volume 11. No. 2 (2022): 1-12.
  • “A Case for a Polyphonic Anthropology: Giving Voice to Experiences of Women of Color.” Religions. Volume 19. No. 9 (2022):
  • SimonMary A. Aihiokhai, ed. Religion, Women of Color, and the Suffrage Movement: The Journey to Holistic Freedom (Lexington Books, 2022).
  • “Rethinking Shared Spaces in an Era of Diversity: Towards an Imagination of the Human as a Holistic Being.” Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology. Vol 24. No 1 (2022): 8 – 36. Link:
  • “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 Macmillan, 2021. DOI:
  • “The Demands of Encounter in a Globalized Community of Scholars: Shedding Light on the Place of Trust in the Ritual of Knowledge Creation.” The Journal of The Black Catholic Theological Symposium. Volume XIII (2021): 25 – 40.
  • “Contemporary Sexual Crises in the Church and the Challenge for Priestly Formation.” Ekpoma Review. Philosophy and Theology Journal of the Seminary of All Saints, Ekpoma, Nigeria. Volume 7. No 1(2021): 134 – 153 (A Reprint).
  • “Christian Forgiveness as Incarnational: Turning to the Black Existential Experience in An Era of Hate.” Journal of Hispanic/Latinoax Theology. Vol. 23. No. 2, Article 5 (2021): 175 – 204. Link:
Professional Activities and Affiliations
  • Board member, College Theology Society (2020 - 2023)
  • Convener, Black Catholic Theology/Catholic Theological Society of America (2018 - 2021)
  • Member, African Studies Association (2008 - present)
  • Member, Society of Christian Ethics (2008 - present)
  • American Academy of Religion (2008 - present)
  • Black Catholic Theological Symposium (2008 - present)
  • Catholic Theological Ethics in the World Church (2017 - present)
  • United States Association for the Study of Religion (2008 - present)