Rosemary Radford Ruether, 1936-2022
Catholic Feminist Theologian
Pioneering Catholic feminist theologian Rosemary Radford Ruether, accompanied by her daughters Mimi and Becky, died peacefully on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at 3 PM PDT in Pomona, California after a long illness. Arrangements are pending with more information to follow.
Dr. Ruether was a scholar activist par excellence. She was respected and beloved by students, colleagues, and collaborators around the world for her work on ecofeminist and liberation theologies, anti-racism, Middle East complexities, women-church, and many other topics.
Her legacy, both intellectual and personal, is rich beyond imagining. The scope and depth of her work, and the witness of her life as a committed feminist justice-seeker will shine forever with a luster that time will only enhance.
Let us rejoice in the privilege of having known her.
Mary E. Hunt, Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics, and Ritual (WATER),
at the request of the family
For more on Rosemary Radford Ruether: https://www.ncronline.org/news/people/life-scholar-activist-rosemary-radford-ruether