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The Rev. Dr. Edwin Aponte: Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration Speaker and Guest

Sep 19, 2019

Hispanic Heritage Celebration at Southwest presents Edwin Aponte

Seminary of the Southwest’s Latinx Studies Program invites you to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with a dinner and conversation from the Rev. Dr. Edwin Aponte, Executive Director of the Louisville Institute.


September 19, 2019

5:30pm – Holy Eucharist

6:30pm – Dinner and Talk

Weeks Center on the Campus of Seminary of the Southwest

Join our community for an evening of conversation, reflection and fellowship as Rev. Dr. Aponte leads us through an exploration of the topic of Latinxs in Theological Education.

Free and open to the public.



The Rev. Dr. Edwin Aponte graduated from Gordon College (B.A.), Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (M.A.T.S.), and Temple University (M.A., Ph.D.). As a cultural historian Aponte explores faith, spirituality and culture, especially within Latino/a religions, African American religions, and race, ethnicity and religion. He is the author of ¡Santo! Varieties of Latino/a Spirituality (Orbis Books, 2012). He taught history of Christianity and congregational studies at Perkins School of Theology of Southern Methodist University. Previously he was Dean and Chief Executive Administrator of Palmer Theological Seminary of Eastern University, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean at Christian Theological Seminary, and Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean at Lancaster Theological Seminary. Ed and his wife Laura Jakubowski Aponte reside in Louisville.

The public is also invited to attend Eucharist at 5:30 on September 19, 2019, in Christ Chapel at Seminary of the Southwest, where Aponte will preach and preside; the Very Rev. Cynthia Briggs Kittredge will co-preside.