The CTSA prays for Marinus Iwuchukwu who died yesterday, Tuesday, January 17th.
Dr. Kristine L. Blair, Dean, McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts, Duquesne University, wrote, "It is with profound sadness that I share the news of the death of Dr. Marinus Iwuchukwu, Associate Professor of Theology, who had taught in the Theology Department since 2008. A former Chair of the Department, Professor Iwuchukwu was an internationally recognized expert on interreligious dialogue and inclusive religious pluralism.”
Marinus' contributions to the CTSA include:
Presenter, Professor Elochukwu Uzukwu, C.S.Sp.: Review of His Scholarship and Contributions to African Theology in the Last Twenty Years,2019 CTSA Convention.
Chairperson, Local Arrangements Committee, 2019 CTSA Convention.
Presenter, Latino/a Theology - Consultation (Joint Session with Black Theology Consultation), 2022 CTSA Convention, where Marinus raised the question, "What have Christian churches and their leaders of our age done to ensure that the most outstanding structural, psychological, economic, and institutional recrudesce of slavery are effectively ended, as well as restituted, restored, repaired?"
Convener, Catholicity and Mission Topic Session,2016 CTSA Convention.
Presenter, Spirituality and the Scandal of the Mundane Selected Session: Spirituality and the Scandal of the Mundane: Race, Racism and Religious Identity (2016 CTSA Convention).
Eternal rest grant unto Marinus, O Lord,
and let perpetual light shine upon him.
May his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.
The family of Marinus has structured a GoFundMe page to assist with funeral expenses and unexpected financial responsibilities. Here is the link to access the GoFundMe page: https://gofund.me/d84c94ba