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March 2018

***IN HOUSTON***: Pax Christi Texas State Conference w/Paul Chappell

March 24 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dominican Center for Spirituality, 6501 Almeda
Houston, TX 77021 United States
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Pax Christi Texas State Conference: Paul K. Chappell of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, “Warrior Strategies for Waging Peace in a Time of Nuclear Weapons.”

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Cesar Chavez March for Justice

March 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Corner of Brazos and Guadalupe Streets,
April 2018

Religion, Race, and the Civil Rights Movement

April 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
SoL Center at University Presbyterian Church, 300 Bushnell
San Antonio, TX 78212 United States
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with Lauren Turek How did ideas about race and religion intertwine during the U.S. civil rights movement? In this course, we will reach back into history to look at how religious ideas helped to create modern notions of race. We will trace how Americans incorporated these notions into the legal system of slavery. We will also consider how African Americans drew on beliefs about freedom and dignity rooted in religious traditions to resist their subjugation. We will analyze historical documents,…

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Womanism, Biblical Interpretation, and Social (In)Justice

April 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Whitley Center, Oblate School of Theology, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio, 78216 United States
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Womanist and African American biblical interpretation affirms that context always matters when doing biblical interpretation. Biblical interpretation is an interested and subjective political act. How we interpret the biblical text and from what perspective matters. The perspectives of communities of color matter. Our interpretations impact how we see and (de)value ourselves and others, how we interact with our fellow human beings, and how we do ministry. The people of God are called to engage in the work of liberation and…

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