Invite These Afro-Latinas/os, Not Me

Invite These Afro-Latinas/os, Not Me

During the past few years, conversations about the embodied reality of Afro-Latinidad have become more frequent on social media and blogs. But Afro-Latinidad is not a new thing, not in Latin America and not in the United States. As Miriam Jiménez Román and Juan Flores write, “The Afro-Latin@ presence in the United States predates not [...]

30 Years of Remembering the Martyrs of El Salvador

30 Years of Remembering the Martyrs of El Salvador

This preface was to have been written by Ignacio Ellacuría and myself. But, as we know, Ignacio Ellacuría is no longer among us. On November 16, 1989, he was murdered, along with five of his fellow Jesuits -Juan Ramón Moreno, Amando López, Segundo Montes, Ignacio Martín-Baró, Joaquín López y López -their cook, Julia Elba, and [...]

Book Recommendation Tuesday Meets WOC in Theology Wednesday: Ahmi Lee

Book Recommendation Tuesday Meets WOC in Theology Wednesday: Ahmi Lee

Dr. Ahmi Lee's book Preaching God's Grand Drama: A Biblical-Theological Approach came out yesterday! So, her book is our #BookRecommendationTuesday pick and she herself is our #WOCinTheology Crush Wednesday. Dr. Ahmi Lee describes herself as a “third culture kid.” She was born in South Korea, raised in Japan, and educated in an American international school. This [...]

How Seminary Students Can Bring Real Diversity to Their Institutions

How Seminary Students Can Bring Real Diversity to Their Institutions

Revolutions start from the bottom up, and they are led by those who are not willing to accept the status quo. They are led by those who are brave enough to hope. For a long time now, many institutions have engaged the so-called diversity conversation. While some have attempted to find better ways of embodying [...]

Cuando no encajas en la expresión de fe de tus padres

Cuando no encajas en la expresión de fe de tus padres

“Yo sé que no soy la mujer que ustedes quisieran que fuera.” Yo crecí asistiendo a una pequeña iglesia, relativamente rural (porque eso de la ruralidad tiene grados), carismática, de pocos recursos monetarios, pero con muchos recursos humanos excelentes, con un querido pastor, y una teología denominacional legalista. Mi estatus espiritual era medido en base [...]

15 Books on Latin American Church History

15 Books on Latin American Church History

"When you come to Puerto Rico remember... that long before the Pilgrims knelt to thank God for their safe arrival, we were praying in churches almost a century old..." -Extract from a publicity pamphlet given to visitors Representation matters. However, too often, when the histories of people of color finally get a chance to be [...]

Living at the Intersections: Reflections of a Restless Latina on Theology and Identity

Living at the Intersections: Reflections of a Restless Latina on Theology and Identity

I live at the intersections. My physical features retell the stories of the oppressed and the oppressor. That is, stories of Conquista and colonialism; genocide and slavery; forced assimilation and revolución. The languages of those who came dance in my tongue, taking turns until they mix into that we call Spanglish. And now I find myself navigating the multilayered [...]