Theology en la Plaza
This series features four theologians writing from distinctly Latin@ perspectives on matters impacting church and society.
Theology en la Plaza: Celebrating Our Lady of Guadalupe carries special significance this year in light of the Fourth National Climate Assessment Report. She stands in solidarity with Juan Diego and all God's creatures as they face their greatest threat of "crucifixion" and various forms of "extinction."
The arrival of more immigrants should not be a cause for concern but a promise of a better United States of America. From a Catholic perspective, this caravan is a modern-day migrant human rights movement.
Theology en la Plaza: Now that the emotions of the anniversary have waned, my mind turns toward the question of what justice looks like for populations impacted by climate change and environmental catastrophes.
When it comes to competencies, pastoral preparation and theological education for ministry in Latin@ contexts, too often rich and complex worlds of meaning are overlooked or ignored, and important ways of being Latin@ are reduced to decorative accent pieces.