Asian Women's Resource Centre


Marianne Katoppo dies at 64

Vol 12 No 2 October 2007

Marianne Henriette Katoppo, a prominent Indonesian feminist theologian, passed away on 12 October 2007 at the age of 64. Her brother, Pericles Katoppo, was at her side when she passed away.

Katoppo served on the executive committee of the Indonesian National Council of Churches, PGI. She was a member of the Ecumenical Association of Third World Theologians (EATWOT) and gave a talk entitled “Asian Theology: An Asian Woman’s Perspective” at the first Asian Theological Conference in Sri Lanka in 1979.

Marianne was active in writing on various topics relating to social problems, especially those pertaining to women. Her Compassionate and Free is a ground breaking book, the first effort towards an Asian women’s theology. She translated this book into Bahasa Indonesia but passed away before it was published.

Marianne was a member of the In God’s Image Editorial Advisory Committee from 1983 to 1997