Moeawa Callaghan visits a range of written and oral sources that support the claim that women have always held leadership positions in Maori society.
Whakapapa maintains that women have always held significant, central positions in Maori society, within their own whanau, hapu and iwi.
Why then has there been a need for a Mana Wahine theory for reclaiming mana wahine in church and other social environments today?
Moeawa has a background in Anglicanism, Practical Theology, Christian Thought, Treaty, and Maori and Indigenous Theologies. She has studied and engaged with Mana Wahine Theory and Praxis throughout her theological academic life.
Mana Wahine Theory with Moeawa Callaghan is a Virtual Theology Chat, a project of the Anglican Womens Studies Centre, Anglican Church of Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia. .
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