A film screen of "The Last 40 Miles" followed by a dialogue on the Texas Death Penalty with Film Maker Alex Hannaford and TCADP Executive Director Kristin Houle. Free and open to the publicFind out more »
Dr. Luke Peterson will discuss Knowledge and Power in Middle Eastern Studies. Dr. Peterson will speak on the relationship between knowledge and power in the contemporary political moment and on the failure of the promises of the internet age to quell rancor and promote civility where political debate arises. This talk will further examine the position of the East, the Orient, the Middle East, and/or the Arab-Muslim Other within contemporary political discourse in the United States, and will speak to…Find out more »
Since 2006, the peaceCENTER has celebrated The Blessing of the Peacemakers, a joyous hour-long interfaith ceremony featuring music, prayer, new inclusive and innovative rituals and inspirational speakers. It is the first event marking the beginning of the 64-day Season for Nonviolence and honors all of the peacemakers in the city. During the Blessing of the Peacemakers the peaceCENTER appoints the San Antonio Peace Laureate: a local voice of wisdom and experience to speak for peace and justice in San Antonio.This…Find out more »
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 We will analyze historical documents,…Find out more »
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…Find out more »
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