“I felt listened to as a lay person, as a woman and an African in a Church that most often has not given that voice; a Church that has not had a chance to enrich itself with voice and wisdom from women, from lay people and from Africans,” Dr. Nonterah said.
She expressed gratitude at her selection to participate in the Synod on Synodality conversations, noting that she traveled to Rome carrying the experiences of those in the peripheries.
“I come to this synod with unique existential experiences. I am one of the two African lay women in this synod. I am also one of the few female African theologians. This is my first time participating in a synod,” the Catholic don said.