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February 2018

Working with the Neurobiological Legacy of Trauma with Janina Fisher, Ph.D

February 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Whitley Center, Oblate School of Theology, 285 Oblate Drive
San Antonio, 78216 United States
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Neuroscience research has established why it is that trauma results in a fragmented narrative along with a ‘living legacy’ of enduring effects. We now know that the survival responses that preserve life and integrity under threat do not diminish once safety is obtained. Meant to warn us of impending danger, these easily re-activated survival responses continue to re-evoke the events of long ago. The evolution of new neurobiologically-informed treatments offers new, hopeful answers to the aftermath of trauma and neglect:…

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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 We will analyze historical documents,…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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