Theological Institute to explore challenges of a multi-cultural church

June 6, 2018 by

The 2018 Theological Institute will explore the reality of a multi-cultural Church, its challenges and energies; the ramifications of a secularized culture and our religious identity within a Church that is urged and directed by Pope Francis’ “Joy of the Gospel,” which outlines the evangelization of Catholic life and the culture within which we live.

Dr. Nancy Pineda-Madrid

The 2018 Theological Institute will feature presenter Dr. Nancy Pineda-Madrid. She is associate professor of theology and Latina ministry at Boston College’s School of Theology and Ministry. She holds a Ph.D. in Systematic and Philosophical Theology from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, Calif.
She is the first theologian to publish a book on the evil of feminicide, arguing that this tragedy demands a fresh consideration of what salvation means. Her book, “Suffering and Salvation in Ciudad Juárez,” has become required reading in classrooms across the country.

In addition, she has co-edited two books “Hope: Promise, Possibility and Fulfillment,” and, the just released, “The Holy Spirit: Setting the World on Fire,” as well as articles addressing questions of soteriology, suffering, religious symbols, popular Catholicism and Latina feminist theology.
She is currently working on a book on Guadalupe as a religious symbol.

She is former president of the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians of the United States (ACHTUS), and former vice president of the International Network of Societies of Catholic Theology (INSeCT). She lives in Boston with her spouse Larry Gordon.

This year’s institute examines the ways in which human beings become aware of their need for salvation, with particular attention to the diversity of the church. How does the diversity of the church contribute to our experience of salvation in history? What are the various ways in which the Catholic faith has understood salvation?

The Theological Institute is sponsored by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Concordia. It is an adult learning experience aimed at deepening our roots in the Christian tradition and exploring its implications for living the Gospel in the contemporary world.

Registration Information
Dates: The Institute begins 5 p.m. July 12 with the evening meal and concludes with lunch on Sunday, July 15.Costs
Registration: $150
Room and board: $150
One-day attendance only: $65
Preregistration required by July 1.
A limited number of partial scholarships are available for lay participants on a first-come, first-serve basis.
For more information, contact Manna House of Prayer, 785-243-4428

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