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Theologizing latinamente: A conference on Latino Cultures, Liturgies, and Ethics

Oct 11, 2018 - Oct 12, 2018


Seminary of the Southwest and the Office of Latino Ministries present Theologizing latinamente: A conference on Latino Cultures, Liturgies, and Ethics. This conference is dedicated to scholarly discussion of Latinx Studies within and with reference to the Anglican/Episcopal context.

Join us in Austin this October as established and emerging scholars present research-based reflections on culture, ritual, the theo-politics of immigration, history, ecclesiology, congregational practice, critical race theory, and gender and sexuality. We note that while conversations about Latino practice within the Episcopal context abound, these remain on the anecdotal level. Existing opportunities for reflection and learning are often limited to traditional folkways, liturgical practices, introduction to institutional structures, and bilingual proficiency.

With this conference, we are looking to produce new research and new knowledge engaging the Latino Episcopal context. Select conference papers will be published in a related issue of the Anglican Theological Review.

Cost: $25

There are a block of rooms at Courtyard by Marriott Austin University Area at a discount rate.  The cost is $129 for Wednesday and Thursday nights and $169 for Friday.

Click here for the discount rate   or call (512) 458-2340.

Schedule of events:

Opening Address and Reception

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Dr. Orlando Espín
“Theologizing latinamente: Had Anselm Known Us!”

  • 5:30pm Community Eucharist
  • 6:30pm Reception
  • 7pm Opening Address

Note: Dr. Espin’s address is free and open to the public. RSVP here to attend Dr. Epsin’s address ONLY.



Friday, October 12, 2018

The Rev. Canon Dr. Juan Oliver

“Enfleshed Anglicanism: The Incarnation of Anglican Liturgy in Latinx Cultures.”

  • 10:00am, with presentations immediately following

Conference Schedule

11:00-4pm, Presentations by:

  • Yuri Rodriguez:  “El Coro Latinoamericano: Redefining the Choral Model for the Latino Congregations of the Episcopal Church”
  • The Rev. Dr. Jennifer Hughes, “Latin American Hybridity, Ritualism, Religious Cultures and the Via Media”
  • Dr. Andrew Thompson, University of the South, “Eco-Solidarity: Ecclesiology En Conjunto in the Anthropocene Epoch”
  • The Rev. Canon Dr. Altagracia Perez, “Liderazgo en Conjunto: Strategies for Building Collaborative Leadership Teams to Empower for Liberative Ministries”
  • The Rev. Dr. Carla Roland-Guzman, “Dismantling the Discourse of the ‘Black Legend’ and its Impact on Latinx Studies for the 21st Century.”
  • Dr. Jeremy Cruz, “Vamos Dibujando el Camino’: Latinx Approaches to Social Ministry

4pm: Closing Roundtable Discussion

5:30 pm: Closing Reception


Information on housing will be available on September 15th.

Publication Opportunity: Accepted conference papers are eligible for consideration for publication in a thematic issue of the Anglican Theological Review dedicated to this topic.

Financial Assistance: Financial assistance toward the cost of attendance is available. Please email latinostudies@ssw.edu and indicate your reason for needing assistance.