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  • “Como no estas experimentado en las cosas del mundo…” Donquixote

                                    “Como no estas experimentado en las cosas del mundo, todas las cosas que tienen algo de dificultad te parecen imposibles… Confía en el tiempo que suele dar dulces salidas a muchas amargas dificultades” Don Quijote

  • In One or Someone Else’s Table, Nina Horta Oferendas2

    * This text was published at Folha de São Paulo, Brazil. Nina Horta writes for the newspaper for more than 30 years and she engaged the chapter of my first book that was published in a journal in Brazil recently: “Christians and Yorubá People Eating Together: Eucharist and Food Offerings.” In One or Someone Else’s table Nina Horta – Folha de São Paulo, August 20, 2015.   My pastor attends to candomblé services and eats acarajé without dendê palm oil. Well, quite a while ago, when newspapers only existed in print, a Brazilian boy that was studying theology in New York, Claudio Carvalhaes, wrote me. He was a funny, intelligent student, who asked me the most absurd question. He wanted to know how to cook corncobs, because he had burnt them all. From this question, it is quite clear that he had absolutely no clue on what to do in aRead More →

  • Christians and Yorubá people eating together: Eucharist and food offerings

    http://www.abhr.org.br/plura/ojs/index.php/plura             PLURA, REVISTA DE ESTUDOS DE RELIGIÃO / PLURA, JOURNAL FOR THE STUDY OF RELIGION Download it here: http://www.abhr.org.br/plura/ojs/index.php/plura/article/viewFile/881/pdf_122

  • Beatitudes Then and Now – Black Lives Matter beatitudes2

    Matthew 5: 1-11 The Beatitudes THEN 5 When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2 Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: 3 ‘Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 ‘Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. 5 ‘Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. 6 ‘Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. 7 ‘Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy. 8 ‘Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. 9 ‘Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God. 10 ‘Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 11 ‘Blessed are you when people revile you and persecuteRead More →

  • ACREC Responds to Donald Trump’s statements donald

    The Advocacy Committee for Racial Ethnic Concerns (ACREC) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A) rejects the racist and hateful remarks made by the Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump, which were offensive to all people, including new immigrants to the U.S. and especially people of Mexico and South America/Latin America, and those of Middle Eastern descent. On June 16th, 2015, Mr. Trump announced his candidacy with an insulting and derogatory speech against people for their ethnic identity and discriminating against citizens, residents, and workers in the U.S. based on their racial background, condemning them as criminals and unwelcomed. He said, “Mexico is not our friend… When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best . . . They’re sending people that have a lot of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us [sic]. They’re bringing drugs… they’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” He also affirmed, “It’sRead More →