Obituary Lucretia Vasilescu (1949 - 2020)

The Romanian Orthodox theologian passed away on 17 December 2020.

Obituary by Maria Bancila, Monica Oanca, and Madalina Toader


Obituary Elisabeth Goessmann (1928 - 2019)

The pioneer of feminist theology died on May 1st 2019.

Obituary by Irmtraud Fischer

Obituary by Helen Schuengel-Straumann


Obituary Willemijn Leonie van der Meer (1968 - 2018)

Far too early Willemijn van der Meer left us on November 10th 2018.

Obituaries by Kristin De Troyer and Freda Dröes 


Obituary Esperanza Bautista Parejo (1940 - 2016)

The feminist theologian and lawyer from Spain died on December 20th 2016.

Obituary by Mercedes Navarro Puerto


Obituary Ruth Epting (1919 - 2016)

The Honoray President of the Ecumenical Forum of European Christian Women died the 15th of June 2016.

Obituary by the Presidents of the Ecumenical Forum of European Christian Women


Obituary Elisabeth Moltmann-Wendel (1926 - 2016)

On Juni 7th 2016 Elisabeth Moltmann-Wendel, one of the founding members of ESWTR, died in Tuebingen/Germany.

Obituary by Brigitte Enzner-Probst


Obituary Kari Elisabeth Børresen (1932 - 2016)

On April 5th 2016 at the age of 83 feminist theologian Kari Elisabeth Børresen died in Rome.

Obituary by Adriana Valerio


Obituary Luise Schottroff (1934 - 2015)

On February 8th 2015 feminist theologian Univ.-Prof. Dr. Dr.h.c. Luise Schottroff died in Kassel/Germany.

Obituary by Claudia Janssen


Obituary Dr. Iris Müller

Dr. Mueller was a pioneer in Catholic women's efforts to develop theologies and ministries that are inclusive and effective. She was part of the Roman Catholic Women Priests Movement, ordained in 2002. She and her companion Ida Raming are models of women's faithful commitment to ministry, to one another, and to the creation of a better world despite multiple obstacles.

Dr. Mueller known as one of the "Grandmothers" of the Women Priests Movement died on January 30, 2011. May she rest in peace.

Obituary by Ida Raming

Obituary Dr. Mary Daly

Mary Daly, a doctor of theology and philosophy, a pioneer of radical feminism and feminist theology with her The Church and the Second Sex (1968) has died at age 81 after two years of illness.

Obituary by Dr. Teresa Forcades i Vila

Obituary Professor Marcella Maria Althaus Reid

Theology lost an original voice on Friday, 20th February 2009, when Professor Marcella Althaus-Reid died at Marie Curie Hospice in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Marcella was Argentinean by birth with a deep commitment to liberation theology. She studied at ISEDET, the Protestant theological faculty in Buenos Aires, and received her doctorate at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland. She held the Chair of Contextual Theology in the School of Divinity, at the University of Edinburgh. In addition she worked with deprived communities in both Argentina and Scotland. She insisted that issues of body and sexuality need to be interwoven with other liberation concerns. Feminist and queer commitments informed her unique and important work. She was the author of the widely acclaimed Indecent Theology and The Queer God.

Obituary by Prof Lisa Isherwood (german)

Obituary Professor Kune Biezeveld

Kune Biezeveld, professor of Female Theological Research at Leiden University and a longstanding member of the European Society of Women in Theological Research (ESWTR), died on 7 September 2008 after battling a long illness. She passed away in her home, surrounded by her family.
Obituary by Prof. Dr. Angela Berlis (german)

Obituary Professor Anne Jensen

We are mourning the loss of Anne Jensen, who died on 13 August 2008 following a long illness that she could no longer fight. Anne was a gifted gender researcher of the first generation who had a defining influence on the paths of many young people, in particular women, through her teaching and publications.
Orbituary by Prof. Dr. Irmtraud Fischer, Graz (german)

Obituary Dr. Kornélia Buday

On 21 July 2008 Dr. Kornélia Buday (b. 1971) died following a haemorrhage in the brain. Only a couple of weeks before, on 5 July, she had given birth to her son Buday Soma Vendel. Kornélia Buday’s death put an abrupt end to the life of a promising theologian and scholar of religion who promoted Feminist Theology in her own country and did much to improve links between East and West.

Orbituary by Prof. Dr. Angela Berlis